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1959 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major league affiliations
Location
1959 Information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
General Manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Paul Long, Jim Woods

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

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1959 Pittsburgh Pirates 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
C Burgess, SmokySmoky Burgess 114 377 112 .297 11 59
3B Hoak, DonDon Hoak 155 564 166 .294 8 65

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
Mejías, RománRomán Mejías 96 276 65 .236 7 28
Schofield, DickDick Schofield 81 145 31 .234 1 9
Hamlin, KenKen Hamlin 3 8 1 .125 0 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Friend, BobBob Friend 35 234.2 8 19 4.03 104
Haddix, HarveyHarvey Haddix 31 224.1 12 12 3.13 149

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Daniels, BennieBennie Daniels 34 100.2 7 9 5.45 67

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Face, RoyRoy Face 57 18 1 10 2.70 69
Blackburn, RonRon Blackburn 26 1 1 1 3.65 19
Gross, DonDon Gross 21 1 1 2 3.55 15
Smith, BobBob Smith 20 0 0 0 3.49 12
Green, FredFred Green 17 1 2 1 3.13 20
Williams, DonDon Williams 6 0 0 0 6.75 3

Awards and honors

Records

  • Roy Face, major league record, most wins in one season by a relief pitcher (18)[6]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Cal Ermer
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Larry Shepard
A Columbus/Gastonia Pirates Sally League Ray Hathaway
B Wilson Tobs Carolina League Harding "Pete" Peterson and Don Osborn
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League James Adlam
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Bob Clear
D Salem Rebels Appalachian League Larry Dorton
D Dubuque Packers Midwest League Wally Millies, John Armstrong, Syd Thrift and Al Kubski
D San Angelo/Roswell Pirates Sophomore League Al Kubski, Joe Bauman and Wally Millies

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salt Lake City, Gastonia

Columbus franchise transferred to Gastonia, May 26, 1959; San Angelo franchise transferred to Roswell, June 9, 1959

Notes

  1. ^ Smoky Burgess page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Dick Rand page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1959/B05260MLN1959.htm
  4. ^ Gene Baker page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.290, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

References


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