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1959 Washington Senators
Major league affiliations
Location
1959 Information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Cookie Lavagetto
Local television WTOP
Local radio WTOP
(Bob Wolff,Jack Guinan)

The 1959 Washington Senators won 63 games, lost 91, and finished in eighth place in the American League, 31 games behind the AL Champion Chicago White Sox. They were managed by Cookie Lavagetto and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

Contents

Regular season

Pedro Ramos led the American League in losses. [2]

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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 1, 1959: Vito Valentinetti was traded by the Senators to the Baltimore Orioles for Billy Loes. The trade was voided and the players returned to their original teams on April 8.[3]
  • July 25, 1959: J.W. Porter was selected off waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals from the Washington Senators. [4]

Roster

1959 Washington Senators 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

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
Valdivielso, JoséJosé Valdivielso 24 14 4 .286 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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Red Marion
A Charlotte Hornets Sally League Gene Verble
B Fox Cities Foxes Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Jack McKeon
C Missoula Timberjacks Pioneer League Ralph Rowe
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama-Florida League Vince Magi
D Lynchburg Senators Appalachian League Chick Payne
D Sanford Greyhounds Florida State League Packy Rogers, Ed Barberito and Joe Abernethy

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats18.shtml
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.348, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Vito Valentinetti page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/porteja01.shtml

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0963718983.  

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