1959 Chicago Cubs season: Wikis

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1959 Chicago Cubs
Major league affiliations
Location
1959 Information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General Manager(s) John Holland
Manager(s) Bob Scheffing
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radio WGN
(Jack Quinlan, Lou Boudreau)

Ernie Banks became the first shortstop in the history of the National League to win the MVP award in back to back seasons.[1]

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 68 -- .564
Milwaukee Braves 86 70 2 .551
San Francisco Giants 83 71 4 .539
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 9 .506
Chicago Cubs 74 80 13 .481
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 13 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 71 83 16 .461
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 23 .416

Notable transactions

Roster

1959 Chicago Cubs roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • 22,42 Lou Jackson
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 Taylor, SammySammy Taylor 110 353 95 .269 13 43
3B Dark, AlvinAlvin Dark 136 477 126 .264 6 45
SS Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 155 589 179 .304 45 143

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
Thomson, BobbyBobby Thomson 122 374 97 .259 11 52
Averill, EarlEarl Averill 74 186 44 .237 10 34
Jackson, RandyRandy Jackson 41 74 18 .243 1 10
Williams, BillyBilly Williams 18 33 5 .152 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Anderson, BobBob Anderson 37 235.1 12 13 4.13 113
Ceccarelli, ArtArt Ceccarelli 18 102 5 5 4.76 56

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Buzhardt, JohnJohn Buzhardt 31 101.1 4 5 4.97 33
Johnson, BenBen Johnson 4 16.2 0 0 2.16 6

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Donnelly, EdEd Donnelly 9 1 1 0 3.14 6
Martin, MorrieMorrie Martin 3 0 0 0 19.29 1
Smith, BobBob Smith 1 0 0 0 81.00 0

Awards and records

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Fort Worth Cats American Association Lou Klein
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Grady Hatton
A Lancaster Red Roses Eastern League Nick Cullop
B Burlington Bees Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Ray Mueller
D Morristown Cubs Appalachian League Red Hayworth
D Paris Lakers Midwest League Verlon Walker
D Carlsbad Potashes Sophomore League Walt Dixon

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Morristown

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.152, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Jim Bolger page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Chuck Tanner Trades and Transactions at Baseball Almanac
  4. ^ Dick Burwell page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference

References


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