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1959 American League (MLB)

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  • 1959 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Gold GloveBobby Shantz Pitcher, Sherm Lollar Catcher, Vic Power First Base, Nellie Fox Second Base, Frank Malzone Third Base, Luis Aparicio Shortstop, Jackie Jensen Outfielder, Al Kaline Outfielder, Minnie Minoso Outfielder
    American League Most Valuable PlayerNellie Fox
    1959 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nellie Fox156
    2Frank Malzone154
    3Rocky Colavito154
    4Harmon Killebrew153
    5Luis Aparicio152
    6Don Buddin151
    7Bob Allison150
    8Jim Landis149
    9Eddie Yost148
    10Jackie Jensen148
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nellie Fox624
    2Luis Aparicio612
    3Frank Malzone604
    4Vic Power595
    5Rocky Colavito588
    6Bob Allison570
    7Minnie Minoso570
    8Harvey Kuenn561
    9Pete Runnels560
    10Harmon Killebrew546
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Yost115
    2Mickey Mantle104
    3Vic Power102
    4Jackie Jensen101
    5Harvey Kuenn99
    6Harmon Killebrew98
    7Luis Aparicio98
    8Pete Runnels95
    9Minnie Minoso92
    10Frank Malzone90
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harvey Kuenn198
    2Nellie Fox191
    3Pete Runnels176
    4Minnie Minoso172
    5Vic Power172
    6Frank Malzone169
    7Al Kaline167
    8Luis Aparicio157
    9Mickey Mantle154
    10Rocky Colavito151
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harvey Kuenn42
    2Frank Malzone34
    3Nellie Fox34
    4Dick Williams33
    5Pete Runnels33
    6Minnie Minoso32
    7Jackie Jensen31
    8Vic Power31
    9Bubba Phillips27
    10Jim Landis26
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Allison9
    2Gil McDougald8
    3Harvey Kuenn7
    4Jim Landis7
    5Roger Maris7
    6Tony Kubek7
    7Bill Tuttle6
    8Bobby Richardson6
    9Elston Howard6
    10Nellie Fox6
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harmon Killebrew42
    2Rocky Colavito42
    3Jim Lemon33
    4Charlie Maxwell31
    5Mickey Mantle31
    6Bob Allison30
    7Woodie Held29
    8Jackie Jensen28
    9Al Kaline27
    10Gus Triandos25
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jackie Jensen112
    2Rocky Colavito111
    3Harmon Killebrew105
    4Jim Lemon100
    5Charlie Maxwell95
    6Al Kaline94
    7Frank Malzone92
    8Minnie Minoso92
    9Bob Cerv87
    10Bob Allison85
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luis Aparicio56
    2Mickey Mantle21
    3Jackie Jensen20
    4Jim Landis20
    5Bob Allison13
    6Al Kaline10
    7Bill Tuttle10
    8Al Pilarcik9
    9Eddie Yost9
    10Gary Geiger9
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luis Aparicio13
    2Vic Power13
    3Minnie Minoso10
    4Jim Landis9
    5Bob Allison8
    6Bill Tuttle6
    7Earl Torgeson6
    8Nellie Fox6
    9Al Smith5
    10Bobby Richardson5
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Yost135
    2Pete Runnels95
    3Mickey Mantle93
    4Don Buddin92
    5Harmon Killebrew90
    6Jackie Jensen88
    7Charlie Maxwell81
    8Gene Woodling78
    9Jim Landis78
    10Al Kaline72
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Mantle126
    2Woodie Held118
    3Harmon Killebrew116
    4Don Buddin99
    5Jim Lemon99
    6Bob Allison92
    7Charlie Maxwell91
    8Bob Cerv87
    9Rocky Colavito86
    10Willie Tasby80
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Minnie Minoso17
    2Eddie Yost12
    3Sherm Lollar9
    4Jim Landis8
    5Frank Bolling7
    6Harmon Killebrew7
    7Nellie Fox7
    8Charlie Maxwell6
    9Gail Harris6
    10Willie Tasby6
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Kaline12
    2Billy Gardner9
    3Joe DeMaestri8
    4Nellie Fox8
    5Rocky Colavito8
    6Bubba Phillips7
    7Frank House6
    8Frank Malzone6
    9Gus Triandos6
    10Mickey Mantle6
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Pilarcik13
    2Jim Landis13
    3Tony Kubek13
    4Bob Boyd12
    5Dick Williams11
    6Luis Aparicio11
    7Bob Shaw10
    8Bobby Richardson10
    9Cal McLish9
    10Hal Brown9
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jackie Jensen12
    2Bob Cerv11
    3Frank Malzone10
    4Jim Landis9
    5Lou Berberet7
    6Luis Aparicio7
    7Al Kaline6
    8Dick Williams6
    9George Strickland6
    10Jim Lemon6
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sherm Lollar27
    2Bob Allison22
    3Jackie Jensen20
    4Vic Power19
    5Pete Runnels17
    6Frank Malzone15
    7Rocky Bridges14
    8Sammy White14
    9Bob Cerv13
    10Dick Williams13
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rocky Colavito301
    2Harmon Killebrew282
    3Harvey Kuenn281
    4Mickey Mantle278
    5Bob Allison275
    6Al Kaline271
    7Jim Lemon271
    8Minnie Minoso267
    9Frank Malzone264
    10Jackie Jensen263
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nellie Fox716
    2Luis Aparicio686
    3Eddie Yost675
    4Rocky Colavito664
    5Pete Runnels661
    6Frank Malzone660
    7Minnie Minoso650
    8Harmon Killebrew647
    9Vic Power645
    10Bob Allison639
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harvey Kuenn.353
    2Al Kaline.327
    3Pete Runnels.314
    4Nellie Fox.306
    5Minnie Minoso.302
    6Bobby Richardson.301
    7Bill Tuttle.300
    8Gene Woodling.300
    9Vic Power.289
    10Bob Cerv.285
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Yost.435
    2Pete Runnels.415
    3Al Kaline.410
    4Gene Woodling.402
    5Harvey Kuenn.402
    6Mickey Mantle.390
    7Nellie Fox.380
    8Minnie Minoso.377
    9Jackie Jensen.372
    10Jim Landis.370
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Kaline.530
    2Harmon Killebrew.516
    3Mickey Mantle.514
    4Rocky Colavito.512
    5Jim Lemon.510
    6Harvey Kuenn.501
    7Jackie Jensen.492
    8Bob Allison.482
    9Bob Cerv.479
    10Minnie Minoso.468
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Kaline940
    2Mickey Mantle904
    3Harvey Kuenn903
    4Eddie Yost871
    5Harmon Killebrew870
    6Jackie Jensen864
    7Gene Woodling857
    8Rocky Colavito849
    9Minnie Minoso845
    10Jim Lemon844
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nellie Fox5.462
    2Gene Woodling2.229
    3Pete Runnels1.979
    4Vic Power1.818
    5Eddie Yost1.753
    6Al Kaline1.714
    7Luis Aparicio1.325
    8Jackie Jensen1.313
    9Bobby Richardson1.300
    10Harvey Kuenn1.297
    1959 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Early Wynn22
    2Cal McLish19
    3Bob Shaw18
    4Camilo Pascual17
    5Don Mossi17
    6Frank Lary17
    7Jim Bunning17
    8Bud Daley16
    9Gary Bell16
    10Whitey Ford16
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pedro Ramos19
    2Russ Kemmerer17
    3Billy Pierce15
    4Paul Foytack14
    5Bud Daley13
    6Jim Bunning13
    7Ned Garver13
    8Billy O'Dell12
    9Ray Narleski12
    10Tom Brewer12
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gerry Staley67
    2Turk Lown60
    3Tex Clevenger50
    4Bob Shaw47
    5Mike Fornieles46
    6Tom Morgan46
    7Gary Bell44
    8Jim Perry44
    9Ray Narleski42
    10Chuck Stobbs41
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Early Wynn37
    2Paul Foytack37
    3Jim Bunning35
    4Pedro Ramos35
    5Billy Pierce33
    6Cal McLish32
    7Frank Lary32
    8Tom Brewer32
    9Camilo Pascual30
    10Don Mossi30
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Camilo Pascual17
    2Don Mossi15
    3Milt Pappas15
    4Early Wynn14
    5Jim Bunning14
    6Cal McLish13
    7Hoyt Wilhelm13
    8Billy Pierce12
    9Bud Daley12
    10Gary Bell12
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Camilo Pascual6
    2Early Wynn5
    3Milt Pappas4
    4Bob Shaw3
    5Bob Turley3
    6Don Mossi3
    7Frank Lary3
    8Hoyt Wilhelm3
    9Jerry Casale3
    10Tom Brewer3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gerry Staley37
    2Turk Lown37
    3Billy Loes31
    4Ryne Duren29
    5Mike Fornieles26
    6Leo Kiely23
    7Tom Morgan22
    8Ray Narleski21
    9Tex Clevenger21
    10Dick Hyde20
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Turk Lown15
    2Billy Loes14
    3Gerry Staley14
    4Ryne Duren14
    5Mike Fornieles11
    6Tom Morgan9
    7Tex Clevenger8
    8Chuck Stobbs7
    9Leo Kiely7
    10Dick Brodowski5
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Early Wynn255.2
    2Jim Bunning249.2
    3Paul Foytack240.1
    4Camilo Pascual238.2
    5Cal McLish235.1
    6Gary Bell234
    7Pedro Ramos233.2
    8Bob Shaw230.2
    9Don Mossi228
    10Hoyt Wilhelm226
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Cal McLish253
    2Paul Foytack239
    3Pedro Ramos233
    4Frank Lary225
    5Russ Kemmerer221
    6Jim Bunning220
    7Tom Brewer219
    8Billy Pierce217
    9Bob Shaw217
    10Ned Garver214
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Paul Foytack137
    2Pedro Ramos127
    3Russ Kemmerer116
    4Jim Bunning111
    5Cal McLish110
    6Frank Lary109
    7Ray Herbert108
    8Gary Bell107
    9Early Wynn106
    10Bill Fischer98
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Paul Foytack124
    2Jim Bunning108
    3Pedro Ramos108
    4Gary Bell105
    5Russ Kemmerer103
    6Ray Herbert99
    7Cal McLish95
    8Billy Pierce90
    9Early Wynn90
    10Tom Brewer90
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Bunning37
    2Paul Foytack34
    3Pedro Ramos29
    4Gary Bell28
    5Herb Score28
    6Billy Pierce26
    7Cal McLish26
    8Bud Daley24
    9Ray Herbert24
    10Frank Lary23
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Early Wynn119
    2Herb Score115
    3Gary Bell105
    4Jerry Casale89
    5Whitey Ford89
    6Tom Brewer88
    7Bob Turley83
    8Mudcat Grant81
    9Hoyt Wilhelm77
    10Don Larsen76
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Bunning201
    2Camilo Pascual185
    3Early Wynn179
    4Herb Score147
    5Hoyt Wilhelm139
    6Frank Lary137
    7Gary Bell136
    8Bud Daley125
    9Don Mossi125
    10Tom Brewer121
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Herb Score14
    2Milt Pappas14
    3Tom Brewer11
    4Russ Kemmerer10
    5Gary Bell8
    6Bud Daley7
    7Don Larsen7
    8Jerry Casale7
    9Paul Foytack6
    10Camilo Pascual5
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Camilo Pascual3
    2Jim Coates2
    3Russ Kemmerer2
    4Art Ditmar1
    5Barry Latman1
    6Bill Fischer1
    7Billy Pierce1
    8Dick Hyde1
    9Dick Tomanek1
    10Don Mossi1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hoyt Wilhelm2.19
    2Camilo Pascual2.64
    3Bob Shaw2.69
    4Art Ditmar2.90
    5Jerry Walker2.92
    6Billy O'Dell2.94
    7Whitey Ford3.04
    8Early Wynn3.16
    9Bud Daley3.17
    10Milt Pappas3.27
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Art Ditmar1.03
    2Camilo Pascual1.13
    3Hoyt Wilhelm1.13
    4Don Mossi1.14
    5Billy O'Dell1.16
    6Hal Brown1.16
    7Jerry Walker1.16
    8Bob Shaw1.17
    9Jim Bunning1.18
    10Milt Pappas1.20
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Herb Score6.88
    2Art Ditmar6.95
    3Hoyt Wilhelm7.09
    4Early Wynn7.10
    5Billy O'Dell7.37
    6Milt Pappas7.54
    7Camilo Pascual7.61
    8Mudcat Grant7.64
    9Jerry Walker7.91
    10Jim Bunning7.92
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Milt Pappas0.34
    2Camilo Pascual0.38
    3Hoyt Wilhelm0.52
    4Whitey Ford0.57
    5Bob Shaw0.58
    6Tom Brewer0.59
    7Jerry Walker0.64
    8Early Wynn0.70
    9Dick Donovan0.75
    10Art Ditmar0.76
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal Brown1.76
    2Frank Lary1.86
    3Ned Garver1.88
    4Don Mossi1.93
    5Pedro Ramos2.00
    6Bill Fischer2.07
    7Bob Shaw2.10
    8Art Ditmar2.32
    9Paul Foytack2.40
    10Billy Pierce2.49
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Herb Score8.22
    2Jim Bunning7.24
    3Camilo Pascual6.97
    4Bob Turley6.49
    5Early Wynn6.29
    6Barry Latman5.60
    7Hoyt Wilhelm5.54
    8Frank Lary5.53
    9Frank Sullivan5.41
    10Gary Bell5.23
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Lary2.978
    2Camilo Pascual2.681
    3Jim Bunning2.680
    4Don Mossi2.551
    5Hal Brown2.531
    6Bud Daley2.016
    7Jerry Walker1.923
    8Art Ditmar1.846
    9Billy Pierce1.839
    10Pedro Ramos1.827


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