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Tuesday May 26,1959This date in baseball
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Games on 1959-05-26

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Washington Senators I5Baltimore Orioles6BoxHal BrownRuss KemmererBilly Loes
Cleveland Indians3Chicago White Sox0BoxDon FerrareseDick DonovanJim Perry
Detroit Tigers9Kansas City Athletics5BoxPaul FoytackNed GarverTom Morgan
Boston Red Sox12New York Yankees2BoxTom BrewerBob Turley(none)
Philadelphia Phillies1Cincinnati Reds2BoxDon NewcombeRuben Gomez(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates0Milwaukee Braves1BoxLew BurdetteHarvey Haddix(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers4San Francisco Giants6BoxGordon JonesSandy Koufax(none)

Standings as of 1959-05-26

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cleveland Indians372413.649--1951306513-511-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneCleveland Municipal Stadium1176552.556
223Chicago White Sox392316.5902.0188182615-77-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1157144.617
334Baltimore Orioles402317.5752.5149173-2410-613-11W2T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1145163.447
4410Washington Senators I411922.4637.0191184712-117-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium1134469.389
5511Kansas City Athletics371720.4597.018217757-910-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP Parke CarrollMunicipal Stadium1174968.419
6613Detroit Tigers391722.4368.0185216-319-129-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellBriggs Stadium1155956.513
7714Boston Red Sox371621.4328.0179189-108-88-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bucky HarrisFenway Park1175958.504
8815New York Yankees361422.3899.5145163-1810-114-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP George WeissYankee Stadium I1186553.551
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Milwaukee Braves382414.632--1901513912-811-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1186256.525
225San Francisco Giants402218.5503.01891523711-711-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneySeals Stadium1146153.535
336Chicago Cubs412120.5124.5183183011-1010-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1135360.469
447Los Angeles Dodgers432221.5124.5210220-1011-1011-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1136647.584
558Pittsburgh Pirates422121.5005.0173206-339-1112-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1125755.509
669Cincinnati Reds401921.4756.0204211-77-1512-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1145559.482
7712St. Louis Cardinals401822.4507.0194182129-119-11L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1145361.465
8816Philadelphia Phillies401525.37510.0175213-385-1510-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1144965.430


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Lenny GreenOF26.140Traded by Orioles to Senators for Albie Pearson. 
Johnny KucksP25.303Traded by Yankees with Jerry Lumpe and Tom Sturdivant to Athletics for Hector Lopez and Ralph Terry. 
Hector LopezOF-3B29.321Traded by Athletics with Ralph Terry to Yankees for Jerry Lumpe, Tom Sturdivant and Johnny Kucks. 
Jerry Lumpe2B25.358Traded by Yankees with Tom Sturdivant and Johnny Kucks to Athletics for Hector Lopez and Ralph Terry. 
Albie PearsonOF24.256Traded by Senators to Orioles for Lenny Green. 
Phil RoofC18.082Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Braves. 
Tom SturdivantP29.028Traded by Yankees with Jerry Lumpe and Johnny Kucks to Athletics for Hector Lopez and Ralph Terry. 
Ralph TerryP23.138Traded by Athletics with Hector Lopez to Yankees for Jerry Lumpe, Tom Sturdivant and Johnny Kucks.