1959 New York Yankees season

The 1959 New York Yankees season was the 57th season for the team in New York and its 59th overall. The team finished in third place in the American League with a record of 79–75, 15 games behind the Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

1959 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s)George Weiss
Manager(s)Casey Stengel
Local televisionWPIX (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
Local radioWMGM
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
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Offseason

  • Prior to 1959 season: Elvio Jiménez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees.[1]

Regular season

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

Record vs. opponents

1959 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–14 11–11–1 10–12 13–9 8–14 12–10 12–10
Boston 14–8 8–14 8–14 11–11 11–11 13–9 10–12
Chicago 11–11–1 14–8 15–7 13–9 12–10 13–9–1 16–6
Cleveland 12–10 14–8 7–15 14–8 15–7 11–11 16–6
Detroit 9–13 11–11 9–13 8–14 15–7 14–8 10–12
Kansas City 14–8 11–11 10–12 7–15 7–15 5–17 12–10
New York 10–12 9–13 9–13–1 11–11 8–14 17–5 15–7
Washington 10–12 12–10 6–16 6–16 12–10 10–12 7–15

Notable transactions

Roster

1959 New York Yankees
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

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

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 pitchersl

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Sturdivant 7 25.1 0 2 4.97 16

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
Gary Blaylock 15 0 1 0 3.51 20
S 9 0 1 0 8.64 9

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Steve Souchock
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Charlie Silvera
B Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Vern Hoscheit
C Modesto Reds California League Hal Charnofsky
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Dee Phillips
D St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Tom Hamilton
D Kearney Yankees Nebraska State League Jim Gleeson
D Auburn Yankees New York–Penn League Bob Bauer

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Modesto, St. Petersburg[5]

Notes

  1. ^ Elvio Jiménez at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Bobby Del Greco at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ K.C. A's trade two to Yankees
  4. ^ Enos Slaughter at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

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