1959 St. Louis Cardinals season

1959 St. Louis Cardinals season

Template:MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 The 1959 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 78th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 68th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 71-83 during the season and finished seventh in the National League, 16 games behind the NL pennant and World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

Season summary

The Cardinals played the league's best baseball from early May into late July, during which time they went 40–30. In the end, pitching failed the Redbirds. Their 4.34 ERA was ranked worst in the National League.

There were some bright spots to the season. Larry Jackson and Lindy McDaniel, who found success and saved 15 games after an early-season move to the bullpen, each won a team-high 14 games. Also, third baseman Ken Boyer won a Gold Glove this year.

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 68 -- .564
Milwaukee Braves 86 70 2 .551
San Francisco Giants 83 71 4 .539
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 9 .506
Chicago Cubs 74 80 13 .481
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 13 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 71 83 16 .461
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 23 .416

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1959 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • 25 Charlie O'Rourke
Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CF Cimoli, GinoGino Cimoli 143 519 145 .279 8 72

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Tate, LeeLee Tate 41 50 7 .140 1 4
Essegian, ChuckChuck Essegian 17 39 7 .179 0 5
Carmel, DukeDuke Carmel 10 23 3 .130 0 3
O'Rourke, CharlieCharlie O'Rourke 2 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Broglio, ErnieErnie Broglio 35 181.1 7 12 4.72 133
Hughes, TomTom Hughes 2 4 0 2 15.75 2

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Blaylock, GaryGary Blaylock 26 100 4 5 5.13 61
Bridges, MarshallMarshall Bridges 27 76 6 3 4.26 76
Blaylock, BobBob Blaylock 3 9 0 1 4.00 3

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Brosnan, JimJim Brosnan 20 1 3 2 4.91 18
Grissom, MarvMarv Grissom 3 0 0 0 22.50 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Cardinals American Association Joe Schultz
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Cot Deal and Clyde King
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League Vern Benson
A York White Roses Eastern League Mike Ryba and Ed Lyons
B Winston-Salem Red Birds Carolina League Al Unser
C Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League Chase Riddle
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Whitey Kurowski
D Dothan Cardinals Alabama-Florida League J. C. Dunn
D Wytheville Cardinals Appalachian League Don Pries
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Homer Ray Wilson
D Keokuk Cardinals Midwest League Frank Calo
D Hobbs Cardinals Sophomore League Thurman Tucker

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Winnipeg, Billings[13]

References

External links

  • 1959 St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1959 St. Louis Cardinals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com