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1959 Detroit Tigers
Major league affiliations
1959 Information
Owner(s) Fred Knorr, John Fetzer
Manager(s) Bill Norman, Jimmy Dykes
Local television WJBK (TV)
Local radio WKMH
(Van Patrick, George Kell)

The Detroit Tigers' 1959 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the American League.



Regular season


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

  • April 2, 1959: Maury Wills was returned by the Detroit Tigers to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.[1]
  • June 13, 1959: Bob Smith was selected off waivers by the Tigers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.[5]


1959 Detroit Tigers roster
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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

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


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mossi, DonDon Mossi 34 228 17 9 3.36 125

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Narleski, RayRay Narleski 42 104.1 4 12 5.78 71

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Smith, BobBob Smith 9 0 0 0 8.18 10
Aguirre, HankHank Aguirre 3 0 0 0 3.38 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Bill Adair
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Skeeter Newsome
A Knoxville Smokies Sally League Johnny Pesky
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Frank Skaff
D Montgomery Rebels Alabama-Florida League Frank Carswell
D Decatur Commodores Midwest League Stubby Overmire
D Erie Sailors New York-Penn League Al Lakeman and Pat Mullin




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