1959 Detroit Tigers season
|1959 Detroit Tigers|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Fred Knorr, John Fetzer|
|Manager(s)||Bill Norman, Jimmy Dykes|
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The 1959 Detroit Tigers season was the 59th season for the American League franchise in Detroit. It involved the Tigers finishing in fourth place with a record of 76-78, eighteen games behind the AL Champion Chicago White Sox.
- Offseason 1
Regular season 2
- Season standings 2.1
- Notable transactions 2.2
- Roster 2.3
Player stats 3
- Starters by position 3.1.1
- Other batters 3.1.2
- Starting pitchers 3.2.1
- Other pitchers 3.2.2
- Relief pitchers 3.2.3
- Batting 3.1
- Farm system 4
- Notes 5
- References 6
- October 13, 1958: Maury Wills was sent to the Tigers by the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.
- November 20, 1958: Billy Martin and Al Cicotte were traded by the Tigers to the Cleveland Indians for Don Mossi, Ray Narleski, and Ossie Álvarez.
- December 1, 1958: Lou Skizas was drafted from the Tigers by the Chicago White Sox in the 1958 rule 5 draft.
- Prior to 1959 season: Andy Kosco was signed as an amateur free agent by the Tigers.
|Chicago White Sox||94||60||.610||--|
|New York Yankees||79||75||.513||15|
|Boston Red Sox||75||79||.487||19|
|Kansas City Athletics||66||88||.429||28|
- April 2, 1959: Maury Wills was returned by the Detroit Tigers to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.
- June 13, 1959: Bob Smith was selected off waivers by the Tigers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Starters by positionNote: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|1B||Harris, GailGail Harris||114||349||77||.221||9||39|
Other battersNote: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Álvarez, OssieOssie Álvarez||8||2||1||.500||0||0|
Starting pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Bunning, JimJim Bunning||40||249.2||17||13||3.89||201|
|Mossi, DonDon Mossi||34||228||17||9||3.36||125|
Other pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Narleski, RayRay Narleski||42||104.1||4||12||5.78||71|
|Bruce, BobBob Bruce||2||2||0||1||9.00||1|
Relief pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Susce, GeorgeGeorge Susce||9||0||0||0||12.89||9|
|Smith, BobBob Smith||9||0||0||0||8.18||10|
|Aguirre, HankHank Aguirre||3||0||0||0||3.38||3|
- Maury Wills page at Baseball Reference
- Billy Martin page at Baseball Reference
- Lou Skizas page at Baseball Reference
- Andy Kosco page at Baseball Reference
- Bob Smith page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.
- 1959 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference