1959 Cleveland Indians season
|1959 Cleveland Indians|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||William R. Daley|
|General manager(s)||Frank Lane|
|Local radio||WERE (1300)|
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The 1959 Cleveland Indians season was the 59th in franchise history. The Indians finished in second place in the American League with a record of 89 wins and 65 losses, five games behind the AL Champion Chicago White Sox.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- October 27, 1958: Jay Porter was traded by the Indians to the Washington Senators for Ossie Álvarez.
- November 20, 1958: Don Mossi, Ray Narleski, and Ossie Álvarez were traded by the Indians to the Detroit Tigers for Billy Martin and Al Cicotte.
- December 2, 1958: Vic Wertz and Gary Geiger were traded by the Indians to the Boston Red Sox for Jimmy Piersall.
- January 23, 1959: Earl Averill, Jr. and Morrie Martin were traded by the Indians to the Chicago Cubs for Jim Bolger and John Briggs.
|Chicago White Sox||94||60||.610||--|
|New York Yankees||79||75||.513||15|
|Boston Red Sox||75||79||.487||19|
|Kansas City Athletics||66||88||.429||28|
Record vs. opponents
1959 American League Records
- April 11, 1959: Mickey Vernon was traded by the Indians to the Milwaukee Braves for Humberto Robinson.
- May 4, 1959: Randy Jackson was traded by the Indians to the Chicago Cubs for Bob Smith.
- June 6, 1959: Jim Bolger and cash were traded by the Indians to the Philadelphia Phillies for Willie Jones.
- September 9, 1959: Chuck Tanner was purchased by the Indians from the Boston Red Sox.
|1959 Cleveland Indians|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|2B||Martin, BillyBilly Martin||73||242||63||.260||9||24|
|CF||Piersall, JimmyJimmy Piersall||100||317||78||.246||4||30|
|RF||Colavito, RockyRocky Colavito||154||588||151||.257||42||111|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Bolger, JimJim Bolger||8||7||0||.000||0||0|
|Cash, NormNorm Cash||101||25||.240||4||16|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Bell, GaryGary Bell||44||234||16||11||4.04||136|
|Grant, MudcatMudcat Grant||38||165.1||10||7||4.14||85|
|Locke, BobbyBobby Locke||24||77.2||0||1||5.22||17|
|Garcia, MikeMike Garcia||29||72||3||6||4.00||49|
|Ferrarese, DonDon Ferrarese||15||76||5||3||3.20||45|
|Smith, BobBob Smith||12||29.1||0||1||5.22||17|
|Briggs, JohnJohn Briggs||4||12.2||0||1||5.22||17|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Brodowski, DickDick Brodowski||18||2||2||5||1.80||9|
|Cicotte, AlAl Cicotte||26||3||1||1||5.32||23|
|Robinson, HumbertoHumberto Robinson||5||1||0||0||4.15||6|
Awards and honors
- Rocky Colavito, American League leader in home runs (tied)
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Mobile, Selma
- Jay Porter page at Baseball Reference
- Billy Martin page at Baseball Reference
- Jim Piersall page at Baseball Reference
- Jim Bolger page at Baseball Reference
- Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 258, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
- Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
- Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference
- Chuck Tanner Trades and Transactions by Baseball Almanac
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007