1959 MLB Season in Review

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A high-level summary of the 1959 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
All-Star Game
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1959 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League -
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1549460.610--66958881Lost World Series (Dodgers)1,423,1445Charlie ComiskeyAl LopezComiskey Park
    222Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1548965.5785.074564699dnq1,497,9764Frank LaneJoe GordonCleveland Municipal Stadium
    336New York YankeesT - S - R - L1547975.51315.068764740dnq1,552,0303George WeissCasey StengelYankee Stadium I
    448Detroit TigersT - S - R - L1547678.49418.0713732-19dnq1,221,2218Rick FerrellJimmy Dykes, Bill NormanBriggs Stadium
    559Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1547579.48719.072669630dnq984,1029Bucky HarrisPinky Higgins, Billy Jurges, Rudy YorkFenway Park
    6612Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1547480.48120.0551621-70dnq891,92612Lee MacPhailPaul RichardsMemorial Stadium
    7714Kansas City AthleticsT - S - R - L1546688.42928.0681760-79dnq963,68310Parke CarrollHarry CraftMunicipal Stadium
    8816Washington Senators IT - S - R - L1546391.40931.0619701-82dnq615,37216Calvin GriffithCookie LavagettoGriffith Stadium
    National League -
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    113Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1568868.564--70567035Won World Series (White Sox)2,071,0451Buzzie BavasiWalter AlstonLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    224Milwaukee BravesT - S - R - L1568670.5512.0724623101dnq1,749,1122John McHaleFred HaneyCounty Stadium
    335San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1548371.5394.070561392dnq1,422,1306Chub FeeneyBill RigneySeals Stadium
    447Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1547876.5069.0651680-29dnq1,359,9177Joe BrownDanny MurtaughForbes Field
    5511Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1547480.48113.076473826dnq801,29815Gabe PaulMayo Smith, Fred HutchinsonCrosley Field
    6610Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1547480.48113.0673688-15dnq858,25513John HollandBob ScheffingWrigley Field
    7713St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1547183.46116.0641725-84dnq929,95311Bing DevineSolly HemusSportsman's Park
    8815Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1546490.41623.0599725-126dnq802,81514John QuinnEddie SawyerConnie Mack Stadium
    16 record(s)
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season