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1959 National League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
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  • 1959 National League Awards
    AwardWinners
    National League Gold GloveHarvey Haddix Pitcher, Del Crandall Catcher, Gil Hodges First Base, Charlie Neal Second Base, Ken Boyer Third Base, Roy McMillan Shortstop, Hank Aaron Outfielder, Jackie Brandt Outfielder, Willie Mays Outfielder
    National League Most Valuable PlayerErnie Banks
    National League Rookie of the YearWillie McCovey
    1959 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Hoak155
    2Ernie Banks155
    3Hank Aaron154
    4Vada Pinson154
    5Richie Ashburn153
    6Daryl Spencer152
    7Sparky Anderson152
    8Charlie Neal151
    9Orlando Cepeda151
    10Willie Mays151
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vada Pinson648
    2Hank Aaron629
    3Tony Taylor624
    4Charlie Neal616
    5Don Blasingame615
    6Orlando Cepeda605
    7Johnny Temple598
    8Eddie Mathews594
    9Dick Groat593
    10Ernie Banks589
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vada Pinson131
    2Willie Mays125
    3Eddie Mathews118
    4Hank Aaron116
    5Frank Robinson106
    6Charlie Neal103
    7Johnny Temple102
    8Ernie Banks97
    9Tony Taylor96
    10Wally Moon93
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron223
    2Vada Pinson205
    3Orlando Cepeda192
    4Johnny Temple186
    5Eddie Mathews182
    6Willie Mays180
    7Ernie Banks179
    8Don Blasingame178
    9Charlie Neal177
    10Tony Taylor175
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vada Pinson47
    2Hank Aaron46
    3Willie Mays43
    4Gino Cimoli40
    5Johnny Temple35
    6Orlando Cepeda35
    7Bill White33
    8Frank Robinson31
    9Charlie Neal30
    10Tony Taylor30
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Neal11
    2Wally Moon11
    3Alvin Dark9
    4Bill White9
    5Vada Pinson9
    6Eddie Mathews8
    7Tony Taylor8
    8Dick Groat7
    9Don Blasingame7
    10Gino Cimoli7
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Mathews46
    2Ernie Banks45
    3Hank Aaron39
    4Frank Robinson36
    5Willie Mays34
    6Ken Boyer28
    7Dick Stuart27
    8Orlando Cepeda27
    9Gil Hodges25
    10Joe Adcock25
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ernie Banks143
    2Frank Robinson125
    3Hank Aaron123
    4Gus Bell115
    5Eddie Mathews114
    6Orlando Cepeda105
    7Willie Mays104
    8Ken Boyer94
    9Wally Post94
    10Duke Snider88
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Willie Mays27
    2Jim Gilliam23
    3Orlando Cepeda23
    4Tony Taylor23
    5Vada Pinson21
    6Frank Robinson18
    7Charlie Neal17
    8Bill White15
    9Don Blasingame15
    10Wally Moon15
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Blasingame15
    2Richie Ashburn11
    3Bill White10
    4Jim Gilliam10
    5Orlando Cepeda9
    6Sparky Anderson9
    7Tony Taylor9
    8Frank Robinson8
    9Bob Skinner7
    10Joe Koppe7
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Gilliam96
    2Joe Cunningham88
    3Wally Moon81
    4Eddie Mathews80
    5Richie Ashburn79
    6Johnny Temple72
    7Don Hoak71
    8Ed Bouchee70
    9Frank Robinson69
    10Bob Skinner67
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wally Post101
    2Orlando Cepeda100
    3Vada Pinson98
    4Harry Anderson95
    5Frank Robinson93
    6Gil Hodges92
    7Don Demeter87
    8Charlie Neal86
    9Dick Stuart86
    10Tony Taylor86
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Robinson8
    2Ernie Banks7
    3George Altman7
    4Don Demeter6
    5Richie Ashburn6
    6Tony Taylor6
    7Ed Bouchee5
    8Gene Freese5
    9Harry Anderson5
    10Joe Cunningham5
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ernie Banks20
    2Hank Aaron17
    3Harry Anderson14
    4Duke Snider13
    5Sammy Taylor13
    6Bill Virdon11
    7Carl Sawatski11
    8Johnny Roseboro11
    9Stan Musial11
    10Orlando Cepeda10
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Neal21
    2Bob Friend12
    3Johnny Temple11
    4Mike McCormick11
    5Sam Jones11
    6Bill Mazeroski10
    7Del Crandall9
    8Dick Groat9
    9Jim Davenport9
    10Don Drysdale8
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Temple13
    2Ernie Banks9
    3Frank Robinson9
    4Hank Aaron9
    5Gus Bell8
    6Dick Stuart7
    7Tony Taylor7
    8Don Hoak6
    9Frank Thomas6
    10Joe Adcock6
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Del Crandall24
    2Charlie Neal22
    3Dick Groat21
    4Gino Cimoli19
    5Hank Aaron19
    6Don Hoak18
    7Ernie Banks18
    8Bill Mazeroski16
    9Frank Robinson16
    10Sparky Anderson15
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron400
    2Eddie Mathews352
    3Ernie Banks351
    4Willie Mays335
    5Vada Pinson330
    6Orlando Cepeda316
    7Frank Robinson315
    8Charlie Neal286
    9Ken Boyer286
    10Wally Moon269
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vada Pinson706
    2Johnny Temple696
    3Hank Aaron693
    4Don Blasingame691
    5Tony Taylor688
    6Charlie Neal685
    7Eddie Mathews682
    8Ernie Banks671
    9Richie Ashburn660
    10Jim Gilliam655
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron.355
    2Joe Cunningham.345
    3Orlando Cepeda.317
    4Vada Pinson.316
    5Willie Mays.313
    6Frank Robinson.311
    7Johnny Temple.311
    8Ken Boyer.309
    9Eddie Mathews.306
    10Ernie Banks.304
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Cunningham.453
    2Hank Aaron.401
    3Wally Moon.394
    4Frank Robinson.391
    5Eddie Mathews.390
    6Jim Gilliam.387
    7Ken Boyer.384
    8Willie Mays.381
    9Johnny Temple.380
    10Ed Bouchee.375
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron.636
    2Ernie Banks.596
    3Eddie Mathews.593
    4Frank Robinson.583
    5Willie Mays.583
    6Orlando Cepeda.522
    7Gil Hodges.513
    8Vada Pinson.509
    9Ken Boyer.508
    10Wally Moon.495
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron1037
    2Eddie Mathews983
    3Frank Robinson974
    4Ernie Banks970
    5Willie Mays964
    6Joe Cunningham931
    7Ken Boyer892
    8Wally Moon889
    9Gil Hodges880
    10Vada Pinson880
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Gilliam3.840
    2Richie Ashburn1.881
    3Joe Cunningham1.872
    4Johnny Temple1.800
    5Don Blasingame1.595
    6Johnny Logan1.267
    7Wally Moon1.266
    8Eddie Mathews1.127
    9Willie Mays1.121
    10Alvin Dark1.100
    1959 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette21
    2Sam Jones21
    3Warren Spahn21
    4Johnny Antonelli19
    5Roy Face18
    6Vern Law18
    7Don Drysdale17
    8Glen Hobbie16
    9Bob Buhl15
    10Jack Sanford15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Friend19
    2Bob Purkey18
    3Robin Roberts17
    4Mike McCormick16
    5Lew Burdette15
    6Sam Jones15
    7Warren Spahn15
    8Bob Anderson13
    9Don Drysdale13
    10Glen Hobbie13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Henry65
    2Don Elston65
    3Lindy McDaniel62
    4Don McMahon60
    5Stu Miller59
    6Roy Face57
    7Clem Labine56
    8Sam Jones50
    9Jack Meyer47
    10Mike McCormick47
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette39
    2Johnny Antonelli38
    3Larry Jackson37
    4Bob Anderson36
    5Don Drysdale36
    6Warren Spahn36
    7Bob Friend35
    8Robin Roberts35
    9Sam Jones35
    10Bob Purkey33
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Warren Spahn21
    2Lew Burdette20
    3Vern Law20
    4Robin Roberts19
    5Don Newcombe17
    6Johnny Antonelli17
    7Sam Jones16
    8Don Drysdale15
    9Harvey Haddix14
    10Bob Buhl12
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Buhl4
    2Don Drysdale4
    3Johnny Antonelli4
    4Lew Burdette4
    5Roger Craig4
    6Sam Jones4
    7Warren Spahn4
    8Ernie Broglio3
    9Gene Conley3
    10Glen Hobbie3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Elston49
    2Don McMahon49
    3Lindy McDaniel47
    4Roy Face47
    5Bill Henry35
    6Clem Labine33
    7Stu Miller29
    8Turk Farrell27
    9Brooks Lawrence22
    10Jack Meyer21
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don McMahon15
    2Lindy McDaniel15
    3Don Elston13
    4Bill Henry12
    5Brooks Lawrence10
    6Roy Face10
    7Clem Labine9
    8Stu Miller8
    9Turk Farrell6
    10Orlando Pena5
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Warren Spahn292
    2Lew Burdette289.2
    3Johnny Antonelli282
    4Don Drysdale270.2
    5Sam Jones270.2
    6Vern Law266
    7Robin Roberts257.1
    8Larry Jackson256
    9Bob Anderson235.1
    10Bob Friend234.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette312
    2Warren Spahn282
    3Larry Jackson271
    4Bob Friend267
    5Robin Roberts267
    6Johnny Antonelli247
    7Bob Anderson245
    8Vern Law245
    9Bob Purkey241
    10Don Drysdale237
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette144
    2Robin Roberts137
    3Bob Friend129
    4Bob Purkey118
    5Bob Anderson117
    6Mike McCormick117
    7Don Drysdale113
    8Johnny Antonelli107
    9Warren Spahn106
    10Glen Hobbie105
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette131
    2Robin Roberts122
    3Bob Anderson108
    4Bob Friend105
    5Don Drysdale104
    6Bob Purkey103
    7Mike McCormick100
    8Johnny Antonelli97
    9Glen Hobbie96
    10Warren Spahn96
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette38
    2Robin Roberts34
    3Johnny Antonelli29
    4Don Drysdale26
    5Harvey Haddix26
    6Orlando Pena26
    7Bob Purkey25
    8Don Newcombe25
    9Vern Law25
    10Mike McCormick24
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Jones109
    2Glen Hobbie106
    3Don Drysdale93
    4Sandy Koufax92
    5Ernie Broglio89
    6Vinegar Bend Mizell89
    7Mike McCormick86
    8Stan Williams86
    9Bob Anderson77
    10Johnny Antonelli76
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Drysdale242
    2Sam Jones209
    3Sandy Koufax173
    4Johnny Antonelli165
    5Mike McCormick151
    6Harvey Haddix149
    7Johnny Podres145
    8Larry Jackson145
    9Warren Spahn143
    10Glen Hobbie138
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lindy McDaniel10
    2Glen Hobbie9
    3Mike McCormick9
    4Ron Kline9
    5Ernie Broglio8
    6Jim O'Toole8
    7Jim Owens8
    8Johnny Podres8
    9Gene Snyder7
    10Jack Sanford7
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Anderson3
    2Don Drysdale2
    3Jack Sanford2
    4Robin Roberts2
    5Art Ceccarelli1
    6Art Fowler1
    7Bill Henry1
    8Bob Giggie1
    9Bob Miller1
    10Don McMahon1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Jones2.82
    2Stu Miller2.84
    3Bob Buhl2.86
    4Warren Spahn2.96
    5Vern Law2.98
    6Gene Conley3.00
    7Johnny Antonelli3.10
    8Harvey Haddix3.13
    9Don Newcombe3.16
    10Jack Sanford3.16
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harvey Haddix1.06
    2Don Newcombe1.09
    3Gene Conley1.12
    4Vern Law1.12
    5Johnny Antonelli1.15
    6Dave Hillman1.16
    7Robin Roberts1.18
    8Jack Sanford1.21
    9Lew Burdette1.21
    10Warren Spahn1.21
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harvey Haddix7.59
    2Sam Jones7.70
    3Glen Hobbie7.85
    4Don Drysdale7.87
    5Johnny Antonelli7.88
    6Gene Conley7.95
    7Jack Sanford8.03
    8Bob Buhl8.23
    9Jim Owens8.27
    10Vern Law8.29
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Larry Jackson0.46
    2Jim Owens0.57
    3Glen Hobbie0.58
    4Sam Jones0.60
    5Gene Conley0.65
    6Warren Spahn0.65
    7Bob Friend0.73
    8Bob Anderson0.80
    9Dave Hillman0.80
    10Stu Miller0.80
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Newcombe1.09
    2Lew Burdette1.18
    3Robin Roberts1.23
    4Bob Purkey1.78
    5Vern Law1.79
    6Harvey Haddix1.97
    7Bob Friend1.99
    8Dave Hillman2.03
    9Gene Conley2.10
    10Warren Spahn2.16
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Drysdale8.04
    2Sam Jones6.94
    3Johnny Podres6.69
    4Ernie Broglio6.61
    5Mike McCormick6.01
    6Harvey Haddix5.99
    7Jim Owens5.50
    8Jack Sanford5.35
    9Glen Hobbie5.31
    10Johnny Antonelli5.27
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Roberts3.914
    2Don Newcombe3.704
    3Harvey Haddix3.041
    4Lew Burdette2.763
    5Don Drysdale2.602
    6Gene Conley2.429
    7Larry Jackson2.266
    8Johnny Antonelli2.171
    9Vern Law2.075
    10Dave Hillman2.047


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