1958 Cleveland Indians season

1958 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)William R. Daley
General manager(s)Frank Lane
Manager(s)Bobby Bragan, Joe Gordon
Local televisionWEWS-TV
Local radioWERE (1300)
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Offseason

Regular season

  • May 17, 1958: Carroll Hardy hit his first major league home run when he pinch hit for Roger Maris in the 11th inning of a 4–4 tie against the Chicago White Sox.[8]
  • Indians manager Bobby Bragan was fired after 67 games, the shortest stint (at the time) for a Cleveland Indians manager.[9]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 92 62 .597 --
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 10
Boston Red Sox 79 75 .513 13
Cleveland Indians 77 76 .503 14.5
Detroit Tigers 77 77 .500 15
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 .484 17.5
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 .474 19
Washington Senators 61 93 .396 31

Record vs. opponents

1958 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 10–12 9–13–1 10–11 10–12 12–10 8–14 15–7
Boston 12–10 10–12 12–10 10–12 12–10 9–13–1 14–8
Chicago 13–9–1 12–10 12–10 10–12 12–10 7–15 16–6
Cleveland 11–10 10–12 10–12 14–8 10–12 7–15 15–7
Detroit 12–10 12–10 12–10 8–14 12–10 12–10 9–13
Kansas City 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10 10–12 9–13 12–10–2
New York 14–8 13–9–1 15–7 15–7 10–12 13–9 12–10
Washington 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 13–9 10–12–2 10–12

Notable transactions

Roster

1958 Cleveland Indians
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
1B Mickey Vernon 119 355 104 .293 8 55
LF Minnie Miñoso 149 556 168 .302 24 80

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
Gary Geiger 91 195 45 .231 1 6
Roger Maris 51 182 41 .225 9 27
Chico Carrasquel 49 156 40 .225 9 27
Norm Cash 8 2 .000 0 0
Woodie Held 67 144 28 .194 3 17
Jay Porter 40 85 17 .200 4 19
Fred Hatfield 3 8 1 .125 0 1

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
Gary Bell 33 182 12 10 3.31 110

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
Mudcat Grant 44 204 10 11 3.84 111
Don Ferrarese 28 94.2 3 4 3.71 62
Hal Woodeshick 14 71.2 6 6 3.64 27
Dick Tomanek 18 57.2 2 3 5.62 42

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
Chuck Churn 6 0 0 0 6.23 4
Dick Brodowski 5 1 0 0 0.00 12
Gary Geiger 1 0 0 0 9.00 2

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Catfish Metkovich
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Mel McGaha
A Reading Indians Eastern League Clyde McCullough
B Burlington Indians Carolina League Pinky May
C Minot Mallards Northern League Ken Landenberger
D Cocoa Indians Florida State League Paul O'Dea
D North Platte Indians Nebraska State League Mark Wylie
D Batavia Indians New York–Penn League Don Richmond

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Burlington, North Platte[16]

Notes

  1. ^ Minnie Miñoso page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Jay Porter page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Milt Bolling page at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Vito Valentinetti page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Doc Edwards page at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Jim Weaver page at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 96, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  9. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 97
  10. ^ Hunter goes to Indians for Chico
  11. ^ Roger Maris page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Bob Lemon page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Morrie Martin page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Randy Jackson page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References

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