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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> National League >> Chicago Cubs >> 1959 Team Capsule >> Feats | Batting and Pitching

1959 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 74-80 .481
Rank: 6th in National League
Run Differential: 673-688 -15
Manager(s): Bob Scheffing
General Manager: John Holland
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Attendance: 858,255 13/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: George Myatt
Hitting Coach: Rogers Hornsby
Pitching Coach: Freddie Fitzsimmons
Third Base Coach: El Tappe
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8868.564--
8670.5512.0
8371.5394.0
7876.5069.0
7480.48113.0
7480.48113.0
7183.46116.0
6490.41623.0
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    George AltmanCHNLANW 6-1 vs LAN312000000011000011st career game, 1st career hit
    George AltmanCHNSFNW 5-2 @SFN421000100100000031st career RBI
    Ernie BanksCHNSFNW 5-2 @SFN52200240001000006642 home runs
    Joe SchaffernothCHNSFNL 1-7 @SFN000000000000000011st career game
    Dale LongCHNSFNW 11-3 @SFN6220012000000000500500th career game
    Tony TaylorCHNLANL 7-8 @LAN31100000001200001442 hit by pitches
    Don EaddyCHNSFNL 3-4 vs SFN010000000000000011st career game
    George AltmanCHNCINL 8-18 @CIN4110013000000001121st career home run
    Lee WallsCHNPHIW 4-3 @PHI41410010010000003914 hits
    Jim MarshallCHNSLNL 3-4 @SLN42300220000000001232 home runs
    Bobby ThomsonCHNSLNW 10-9 @SLN533002600100000010552 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Lee WallsCHNSLNW 10-9 @SLN40210010000200003992 hit by pitches
    Ernie BanksCHNCINW 10-0 vs CIN51200150000000006925 RBIs
    Walt MorynCHNSLNL 1-3 vs SLN6010000000100001500500th career game
    Bob AndersonCHNSFNL 2-5 @SFN2010001000000000351st career RBI
    Bobby ThomsonCHNPHIL 3-4 @PHI312000000100000010761000th career hit
    Tony TaylorCHNPITW 10-5 @PIT62410020000000001824 hits
    Ernie BanksCHNPITW 8-2 @PIT42202010001000007121 Triples
    George AltmanCHNCINW 8-4 vs CIN4041001000000000464 hits
    Ernie BanksCHNCINW 8-4 vs CIN3220013001000010715500th career RBI
    Lee WallsCHNCINW 8-4 vs CIN42400000010000004214 hits
    George AltmanCHNCINL 4-5 @CIN3120012101000000801st career stolen base
    Ed DonnellyCHNCINL 3-12 @CIN000000000000000011st career game
    Irv NorenCHNPHIL 1-2 vs PHI20000000000200009822 hit by pitches
    Billy WilliamsCHNPHIW 4-2 vs PHI400000100010000011st career game, 1st career RBI
    Billy WilliamsCHNPITL 3-5 vs PIT502000000010000141st career hit
    George AltmanCHNLANW 11-8 vs LAN2110000000020100862 hit by pitches
    Irv NorenCHNLANW 11-8 vs LAN43400120000000009854 hits
    George AltmanCHNSFNW 20-9 vs SFN6350025000000100872 home runs, 5 RBIs, 5 hits
    Ernie BanksCHNSFNW 20-9 vs SFN22110000040020007654 walks
    Tony TaylorCHNCINW 9-5 @CIN63411000001000012464 hits
    Ernie BanksCHNMLNL 4-11 vs MLN4110014000000001778200th career home run
    Ben JohnsonCHNLANW 5-3 @LAN200000000010000011st career game
    Irv NorenCHNLANW 5-3 @LAN402100000110000010001000th career game
    Ernie BanksCHNSLNW 8-0 vs SLN41200150000000107925 RBIs
    Ben JohnsonCHNPITW 4-2 vs PIT100000100000010031st career RBI
    George AltmanCHNSLNW 12-3 @SLN62200240002000001202 home runs
    Ernie BanksCHNSLNW 12-3 @SLN43401110020000007994 hits
    Bobby ThomsonCHNLANW 12-2 vs LAN534000100000000011504 hits
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Joe SchaffernothCHNSFNL 1-7 @SFN 11000020004000--10-01st career game
    Glen HobbieCHNSLNW 1-0 vs SLNWSHO910001400130000--5911-6Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
    Joe SchaffernothCHNPHIW 4-3 @PHIW 320002100011000--41-01st career win
    Glen HobbieCHNCINW 10-0 vs CINWSHO930005600035000--6613-9Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Dave HillmanCHNLANW 7-5 @LANW 7.2522111110029105723369%8712-2111 Strikeouts
    Bill HenryCHNLANW 9-4 @LANSv 3.21000040001046351176%13223-26Threw 76% strikes
    Dick DrottCHNMLNW 6-0 vs MLNWSHO970002300036000--7820-22Complete game/Shutout
    John BuzhardtCHNPHIW 4-0 vs PHIWSHO910001300028000--227-2Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
    Art CeccarelliCHNCINW 1-0 vs CINWSHO960006100039000--566-13Complete game/Shutout
    Don ElstonCHNSFNL 5-6 @SFNL 2.131102500012000--14020-17Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Ed DonnellyCHNCINL 3-12 @CIN 352101200016000--10-01st career game
    Moe DrabowskyCHNPITW 4-0 vs PITWSHO950002600032000--8028-36Complete game/Shutout
    Ed DonnellyCHNSFNW 20-9 vs SFNW 11000110004000--41-11st career win
    Glen HobbieCHNSFNW 7-5 vs SFNW 71044131010033000--8919-1510 Strikeouts
    Art CeccarelliCHNLANW 3-0 @LANWSHO1060006800040166887853%669-14Complete game/Shutout
    Ben JohnsonCHNLANW 5-3 @LAN 5.21111120001864402463%10-01st career game
    Bob AndersonCHNSLNW 2-1 vs SLNWCG931102500032000--5514-143-hitter
    Glen HobbieCHNSLNW 8-0 vs SLNWSHO930002500031000--9522-17Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter


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