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1959 Baltimore Orioles
Major league affiliations
Location
1959 Information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger, Clarence Miles
General Manager(s) Lee MacPhail
Manager(s) Paul Richards
Local television WJZ-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Ernie Harwell, Herb Carneal)

The 1959 Baltimore Orioles season resulted with the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 80 losses.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Opening Day starters

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 --
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 5
New York Yankees 79 75 .513 15
Detroit Tigers 76 78 .494 18
Boston Red Sox 75 79 .487 19
Baltimore Orioles 74 80 .481 20
Kansas City Athletics 66 88 .429 28
Washington Senators 63 91 .409 31

Notable transactions

Roster

1959 Baltimore Orioles roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Triandos, GusGus Triandos 126 393 85 .216 25 73
1B Boyd, BobBob Boyd 128 415 110 .265 3 41
2B Gardner, BillyBilly Gardner 140 401 87 .217 6 27
3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 88 313 89 .284 4 24
SS Carrasquel, ChicoChico Carrasquel 114 346 77 .223 4 28
LF Nieman, BobBob Nieman 118 360 105 .292 21 60
CF Tasby, WillieWillie Tasby 142 505 126 .250 13 48
RF Pilarcik, AlAl Pilarcik 130 273 77 .282 3 16

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Woodling, GeneGene Woodling 140 440 132 .300 14 77
Klaus, BillyBilly Klaus 104 321 80 .249 3 25
Pearson, AlbieAlbie Pearson 80 138 32 .232 0 6
Ginsberg, JoeJoe Ginsberg 65 166 30 .181 1 14
Miranda, WillyWilly Miranda 65 88 14 .159 0 7
Dropo, WaltWalt Dropo 62 151 42 .278 6 21
Finigan, JimJim Finigan 48 119 30 .252 1 10
Hale, BobBob Hale 40 54 10 .185 0 7
Lockman, WhiteyWhitey Lockman 38 69 15 .217 0 2
Shetrone, BarryBarry Shetrone 33 79 16 .203 0 5
Green, LennyLenny Green 27 24 7 .292 2 15
Avila, BobbyBobby Avila 20 47 8 .170 0 0
Taylor, JoeJoe Taylor 14 32 5 .156 1 2
Adair, JerryJerry Adair 12 35 11 .314 0 2
Valentine, FredFred Valentine 12 19 6 .316 0 1
Burke, LeoLeo Burke 5 10 2 .200 0 1
Hansen, RonRon Hansen 2 4 0 .000 0 0
Saverine, BobBob Saverine 1 0 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
O'Dell, BillyBilly O'Dell 38 199.1 10 12 2.93 88
Pappas, MiltMilt Pappas 33 209.1 15 9 3.27 120
Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 32 226 15 11 2.19 139
Brown, HalHal Brown 31 164 11 9 3.79 81
Walker, JerryJerry Walker 30 182 11 10 2.92 100

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fisher, JackJack Fisher 27 88.2 1 6 3.05 52
Portocarrero, ArnieArnie Portocarrero 27 90 2 7 6.80 23
Harshman, JackJack Harshman 14 47.1 0 6 6.85 24

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Loes, BillyBilly Loes 37 4 7 14 4.06 34
Johnson, ErnieErnie Johnson 31 4 1 1 4.11 29
Hoeft, BillyBilly Hoeft 16 1 1 0 5.71 30
Stock, WesWes Stock 7 0 0 1 3.55 8
Zuverink, GeorgeGeorge Zuverink 6 0 1 0 4.15 1
Bamberger, GeorgeGeorge Bamberger 3 0 0 1 7.56 2
Coleman, RipRip Coleman 3 0 0 0 0.00 4

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Miami Marlins International League Pepper Martin
AAA Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Charlie Metro
AA Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League Barney Lutz and George Staller
C Stockton Ports California League Billy DeMars
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Earl Weaver
D Pensacola Dons Alabama-Florida League Lou Fitzgerald
D Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Bob Hooper

Notes

References


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