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Saturday May 2,1959This date in baseball
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Games on 1959-05-02

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox5Chicago White Sox4BoxIke DelockBarry LatmanMurray Wall
New York Yankees2Cleveland Indians5BoxHerb ScoreTom Sturdivant(none)
Washington Senators I15Detroit Tigers3BoxRuss KemmererJerry Davie(none)
Baltimore Orioles3Kansas City Athletics1BoxHoyt WilhelmRay Herbert(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers4Cincinnati Reds16BoxWillard SchmidtGene Snyder(none)
San Francisco Giants8Milwaukee Braves5BoxJack SanfordJoey JayGordon Jones
Chicago Cubs4Philadelphia Phillies3BoxJoe SchaffernothSeth MoreheadDon Elston
St. Louis Cardinals1Pittsburgh Pirates2BoxHarvey HaddixLindy McDaniel(none)

Standings as of 1959-05-02

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cleveland Indians16124.750--10152495-07-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneCleveland Municipal Stadium1387761.558
223Chicago White Sox18117.6112.09295-36-34-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1368353.610
337Baltimore Orioles18108.5563.06984-156-54-3W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1366472.471
448Kansas City Athletics18108.5563.09096-63-37-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP Parke CarrollMunicipal Stadium1365680.412
559Washington Senators I19109.5263.59683136-64-3W3T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium1355382.393
6611Boston Red Sox1578.4674.5717012-45-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bucky HarrisFenway Park1396871.489
7714New York Yankees17710.4125.57661156-71-3L3T S R Log Off Def SP George WeissYankee Stadium I1377265.526
8816Detroit Tigers17215.11810.566120-541-62-8L3T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellBriggs Stadium1377463.540
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Milwaukee Braves16106.625--8772154-35-4L2T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1407664.543
224San Francisco Giants18117.611--8169128-43-3W2T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneySeals Stadium1367264.529
335Cincinnati Reds17107.5880.512396271-39-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1376473.467
446Los Angeles Dodgers19118.5790.5105106-15-56-3L2T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1377760.562
5510Chicago Cubs1899.5002.08184-35-54-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1366571.478
6612Philadelphia Phillies1679.4383.07181-102-35-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1385781.413
7713Pittsburgh Pirates17710.4123.57587-124-53-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1377166.518
8815St. Louis Cardinals19514.2636.56795-284-91-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1356669.489


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Ray Boone3B-SS35.280Traded by White Sox to Athletics for Harry Simpson. 
Billy HoeftP26.350Traded by Tigers to Red Sox for Ted Lepcio and Dave Sisler. 
Ted Lepcio2B-3B28.278Traded by Red Sox with Dave Sisler to Tigers for Billy Hoeft. 
Harry SimpsonOF-1B33.150Traded by Athletics to White Sox for Ray Boone. 
Dave SislerP27.199Traded by Red Sox with Ted Lepcio to Tigers for Billy Hoeft.