1958 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1958 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) Roy Hamey
Manager(s) Mayo Smith, Eddie Sawyer
Local television WRCV
WVUE
Local radio WIP
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Gene Kelly)
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The 1958 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 76th in franchise history. The Phillies finished the season in last place in the National League. It was the Phillies third losing season in five seasons, and their fourth losing season during the 1950s.

Offseason

Spring training

Following their off-season move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, the Dodgers played their first game as the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Phillies at Miami Stadium in the 1958 spring training opener on March 8, 1958. The Phillies won 7 to 4.[2]

Regular season

With the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to California prior to the 1958 season, the Phillies became the closest National League club to New York City, and in response, contracted to broadcast 78 games into the New York metropolitan television market to fill the void in National League games on TV in New York.[3][4][5] Al Helfer and Rex Barney called the games for New York's WOR-TV.[6] However, due to competition with games at Yankee Stadium, Phillies games were not able to match the audience for Yankee broadcasts, and thus, they stopped broadcasting games in the New York television market in the 1959 season.[7]

On July 22 with the team sporting a 39–44 record General Manager Roy Hamey fired Manager Mayo Smith rehiring Eddie Sawyer, who led the team to the 1950 World Series.[8]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 48–29 44–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 0.545 8 49–28 35–42
San Francisco Giants 80 74 0.519 12 44–33 36–41
Cincinnati Redlegs 76 78 0.494 16 40–37 36–41
Chicago Cubs 72 82 0.468 20 35–42 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 20 39–38 33–44
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 83 0.461 21 39–38 32–45
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 0.448 23 35–42 34–43


Record vs. opponents

1958 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 10–12 11–11 10–12 13–9 9–13 12–10 7–15
Cincinnati 12–10 11–11 5–17 15–7 10–12 11–11 12–10
Los Angeles 11–11 11–11 14–8 10–12 8–14 6–16 11–11
Milwaukee 12–10 17–5 8–14 13–9 11–11 16–6 15–7
Philadelphia 9–13 7–15 12–10 9–13 12–10 8–14 12–10
Pittsburgh 13–9 12–10 14–8 11–11 10–12 12–10 12–10
San Francisco 10–12 11–11 16–6 6–16 14–8 10–12 13–9
St. Louis 15–7 10–12 11–11 7–15 10–12 10–12 9–13


Notable transactions

Roster

1958 Philadelphia Phillies
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
2B Hemus, SollySolly Hemus 105 334 95 .284 8 36
SS Fernández, ChicoChico Fernández 146 522 120 .230 6 51

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
Philley, DaveDave Philley 91 207 64 .309 3 31
Sawatski, CarlCarl Sawatski 60 183 42 .230 5 12
Herrera, PanchoPancho Herrera 29 63 17 .270 1 6
Smalley, RoyRoy Smalley 1 2 0 .000 0 0
Burk, MackMack Burk 1 1 0 .000 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
Roberts, RobinRobin Roberts 35 269.2 17 14 3.24 130
Cardwell, DonDon Cardwell 16 107.2 3 6 4.51 77
Conley, BobBob Conley 2 8.1 0 0 7.56 0

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
Meyer, JackJack Meyer 37 90.1 3 6 7.88 9
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson 5 16 0 0 7.88 9

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
Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell 54 8 9 11 3.35 73
Hearn, JimJim Hearn 39 5 3 0 4.17 33
Miller, BobBob Miller 17 1 1 0 11.69 9
Gray, JohnnyJohnny Gray 15 0 0 0 4.15 10
Hacker, WarrenWarren Hacker 9 0 1 0 7.41 4
Erickson, DonDon Erickson 9 0 1 1 4.63 9
LiPetri, AngeloAngelo LiPetri 4 0 0 0 11.25 1

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Miami Marlins International League Kerby Farrell
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Al Widmar and Jim Fanning
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Dick Carter
B High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms Carolina League Frank Lucchesi
C Bakersfield Bears California League Paul Owens
D Johnson City Phillies Appalachian League Eddie Lyons
D Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Charlie Gassaway
D Brunswick Phillies Georgia–Florida League Cart Howerton
D Olean Oilers New York–Penn League Benny Zientara

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Johnson City[16]

References

  1. Dave Philley at Baseball Reference
  2. White Jr., Gordon S. (March 9, 1958). "Phillies Triumph Over Dodgers, 7–4". New York Times. p. S1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Phils Close Deal for New York TV". The New York Times. January 22, 1958. p. 31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Drebinger, John (April 10, 1958). "Yankees Bow to Phillies; Maglie pounded in 12–8 loss". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "78 Phillies Games on TV Here Due in 1958 Under WOR Deal". The New York Times. October 25, 1957. p. 1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Gould, Jack (April 24, 1958). "We Want the Bums!; Phillies Bow as Video Regulars Here, and Brooklyn Was Never Like This". The New York Times. p. 63.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Phils Won't Pipe Games Here in '59". The New York Times. Associated Press. December 6, 1958. p. 29. The Philadelphia Philles won't televise their National League games into New York City next season...The games were piped into New York, often in competition with the American League home games of the New York Yankees...The Phillies' contests were never able to match the audience attracted to Yankee telecasts.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Phils Fire Smith and Bring Back Sawyer: Need a Change, GM Hamey Claims: Club Won Pennant Under Eddie In 1950; Was Ousted 2 Years Later". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). July 23, 1958. p. 16. Retrieved April 30, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. 9.0 9.1 Ramón Conde at Baseball Reference
  10. Danny Cater at Baseball Reference
  11. Carl Sawatski at Baseball Reference
  12. John Boozer at Baseball Reference
  13. Dwight Siebler at Baseball Reference
  14. Solly Hemus at Baseball Reference
  15. http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1958as.shtml
  16. Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles (2007) [1997]. The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd, 3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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