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Thursday January 1,1959This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Standings at end of 1958 season.

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RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1559362.600--75957718248-2944-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP George WeissYankee Stadium I-1-10
224Chicago White Sox1558273.52911.06346151935-4347-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP Charlie ComiskeyComiskey Park-10-1
336Boston Red Sox1527775.50714.5675677-228-4749-28W4T S R Log Off Def SP Joe CroninFenway Park2201.000
447Cleveland Indians1517675.50315.06836236034-4142-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneCleveland Municipal Stadium211.500
558Detroit Tigers1547777.50015.56596065334-4343-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP John McHaleBriggs Stadium000
6610Baltimore Orioles1547579.48717.5521575-5428-4846-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium-1-10
7711Kansas City Athletics1517279.47719.0616680-6430-4841-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP Parke CarrollMunicipal Stadium312.333
8816Washington Senators I1566294.39731.5553747-19428-5033-45L13T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium-2-1-1
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Milwaukee Braves1468759.596--65352412942-3145-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn QuinnCounty Stadium853.625
223Pittsburgh Pirates1427963.5566.06295656434-4045-23L5T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1257.417
335San Francisco Giants1538073.52310.57256953036-4144-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneySeals Stadium101.000
449Cincinnati Reds1547678.49415.06956217436-4140-37W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field000
5512St. Louis Cardinals1547282.46819.0619704-8533-4439-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park000
6613Chicago Cubs1456778.46219.5676697-2133-3634-42W2T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field954.556
7714Los Angeles Dodgers1547183.46120.0668761-9332-4539-38L2T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum000
8815Philadelphia Phillies1546985.44822.0664762-9834-4335-42W6T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyConnie Mack Stadium000

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Luis Alcaraz2B17.195Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Gene AlleySS18.175Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Tony BalsamoP21.041Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Bob BartonC17.155Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Ray BlemkerP21.145Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Joe BonikowskiP17.350Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Jim BoutonP19.299Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Weldon Bowlin3B18.022Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Bucky BrandonP18.177Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Bruce BrubakerP17.003Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Fred BruckbauerP20.219Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Jerry Buchek2B-3B16.237Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Don BufordOF-2B21.333Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Dick BurwellP18.344Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Frank CarpinP20.109Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Keith CastilloC-29.175Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Dean ChanceP17.214Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Choo Choo ColemanC21.129Signed as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Bobby Cox3B17.225Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Jack CullenP19.087Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Pat DobsonP16.323Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Paul DoyleP19.091Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Johnny EdwardsC20.205Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Dave EilersP22.029Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Harry FanokP18.235Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Al FerraraOF19.010Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Hank FischerP18.356Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Jerry FosnowP18.102Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Mike GarciaP35.045Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Gus Gil2B-3B19.257Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Purnal GoldyOF21.034Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Lee GregoryP20.213Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Guido GrilliP19.357Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Vern HandrahanP20.035Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Bill HandsP18.240Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Ken Harrelson1B-OF17.119Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Tommy Helms2B17.241Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Solly Hemus2B35.259Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Ellie HendricksC18.010Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Ramon HernandezP18.123Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Mike HershbergerOF19.084Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Jim HicksOF-1B18.228Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Joe HorlenP21.140Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Ken Hubbs2B17.009Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Ron Hunt2B17.312Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Jake JacobsOF21.206Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Elvio JimenezOF18.361Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
Rex JohnstonOF22.054Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Rick Joseph3B-1B19.130Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Ray KattC31.237Signed as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Dick KelleyP18.359Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Bobby Klaus2B-3B21.005Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Andy KoscoOF17.088Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Coco Laboy3B19.182Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Mike LeeP17.227Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Gene Leek3B22.170Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Johnny LewisOF19.144Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Jeoff LongOF-1B17.084Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals. 
Al LuplowOF19.294Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Hector MartinezOF19.235Released by Indians. 
Nelson MathewsOF17.164Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Gene MichaelSS20.213Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Larry MillerP21.196Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Chet NicholsP27.313Signed as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Phil OrtegaP19.086Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
Dan OsinskiP25.045Signed as Free Agent by White Sox. 
Mike PageOF18.173Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Boog Powell1B-OF17.137Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Bob PriddyP19.022Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Pirates. 
Art QuirkP20.265Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Dick RadatzP21.274Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Chico Salmon2B-SS18.029Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Senators. 
Jose SantiagoP18.139Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Ron Santo3B18.311Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cubs. 
Bob Saverine2B-OF17.213Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
Ted Schreiber3B-SS20.174Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Red Sox. 
Wayne SchurrP21.148Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Duke SimsC17.210Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Hal StoweP21.125Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Yankees. 
John SullivanC17.363Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers. 
Fred TalbotP17.187Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Tim TaltonC-1B19.352Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Dave ThiesP21.286Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Athletics. 
Cesar TovarOF-3B18.182Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Reds. 
Dave VineyardP17.310Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians. 
Al Weis2B-SS20.274Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by White Sox. 
Fred WenzP17.128Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Giants. 
Mike WhiteOF20.014Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Indians.