1959 Milwaukee Braves season: Wikis

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1959 Milwaukee Braves
Major league affiliations
Location
1959 Information
Owner(s) Louis R. Perini
General Manager(s) John McHale
Manager(s) Fred Haney
Local television none
Local radio WEMP
WTMJ
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)

The 1959 Milwaukee Braves season was the seventh season for the National League franchise in Milwaukee and their 84th National League season overall. The Braves ended the regular-season in a first-place tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers. With both clubs finishing with records of 86-68, a special tie-breaking series, of the best two out of three games was played to decide the National League Championship for the World Series, and the Braves lost this series to the Dodgers two games to none. That left the Braves record at 86-70, two games behind the Dodgers, who went on to win the 1959 World Series over the Chicago White Sox.

Hank Aaron, the right fielder for the Braves, had a career-high of 223 hits in this season, and also won the National League batting championship with a career-high .355 batting average. He lead the league with a career-high 400 total bases, and also lead the league with a .636 slugging percentage. Aaron finished third in the voting for the league's Most Valuable Player. Eddie Matthews, the third baseman for the Braves, had a career-high 182 hits and led the National League with 46 home runs. Matthews finished second in the voting for the league's Most Valuable Player, with that award going to Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs.

Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette lead the National League pitchers with 21 wins apiece, and incidentally, had identical 21 - 15 won - loss records. However, neither of them finished very high in the voting for the Cy Young Award. There was only one of those that were given yearly in 1956 to 1966, and in 1959, it was won by the American Leaguer, Early Wynn of the Chicago White Sox (22 - 10), who helped pitch the White Sox into the World Series. .

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 Milwaukee Braves roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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

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
Maye, LeeLee Maye 51 140 42 .300 4 16
O'Brien, JohnnyJohnny O'Brien 44 116 23 .198 1 8
Lopata, StanStan Lopata 25 48 5 .104 0 4

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
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 41 289.6 21 15 4.07 105
Spahn, WarrenWarren Spahn 40 292.0 21 15 2.96 111
Buhl, BobBob Buhl 31 198.0 15 9 2.86 105

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

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
Giggie, BobBob Giggie 13 1 0 1 4.05 15

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Ben Geraghty
AAA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Bob Elliott
AA Atlanta Crackers Southern Association Bud Bates and Bob Montag
AA Austin Senators Texas League Ernie White
A Jacksonville Braves Sally League Sibby Sisti
B Cedar Rapids Braves Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Alex Monchak
B Yakima Bears Northwest League Hub Kittle
C Eau Claire Braves Northern League Travis Jackson, Bob Dudley and Gordon Maltzberger
C Boise Braves Pioneer League Billy Smith
D McCook Braves Nebraska State League Bill Steinecke
D Wellsville Braves New York-Penn League Harry Minor
D Midland Braves Sophomore League Jimmy Brown

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Austin, Yakima, McCook, Wellsville

Notes

References


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