1959 Los Angeles Dodgers Season
1959 Los Angeles Dodgers
1959 World Series Champions
National League champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley, James & Dearie Mulvey
General manager(s) Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KMPC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
KWKW
René Cárdenas, Jaime Jarrín, Miguel Alonzo
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The 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers finished in a first-place tie with the Milwaukee Braves, with each club going 86-68. The Dodgers won the pennant as they swept the Braves in a best-of-three playoff series. They went on to defeat the Chicago White Sox in the 1959 World Series in just their second season since leaving Brooklyn.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 68 0.564 -- 46-32 42-36
Milwaukee Braves 86 70 0.551 2 49-29 37-41
San Francisco Giants 83 71 0.539 4 42-35 41-36
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 0.506 9 47-30 31-46
Chicago Cubs 74 80 0.481 13 38-39 36-41
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 0.481 13 43-34 31-46
St. Louis Cardinals 71 83 0.461 16 42-35 29-48
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 0.416 23 37-40 27-50


Record vs. opponents

1959 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago -- 9-13 11-11 10-12 10-12-1 12-10 12-10 10-12
Cincinnati 13-9 -- 13-9 11-11 9-13 9-13 8-14 11-11
Los Angeles 11-11 9-13 -- 14-10 17-5 11-11 14-8 12-10
Milwaukee 12-10 11-11 10-14 -- 13-9 15-7-1 12-10 13-9
Philadelphia 12-10-1 13-9 5-17 9-13 -- 9-13 9-13 7-15
Pittsburgh 10-12 13-9 11-11 7-15-1 13-9 -- 10-12 14-8
San Francisco 10-12 14-8 8-14 10-12 13-9 12-10 -- 16-6
St. Louis 12-10 11-11 10-12 9-13 15-7 8-14 6-16 --


Opening Day lineup

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Ron Fairly Right fielder
Wally Moon Left fielder
Johnny Roseboro Catcher
Duke Snider Center fielder
Charlie Neal Second baseman
Gil Hodges First baseman
Don Zimmer Shortstop
Jim Baxes Third baseman
Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

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
LF Moon, WallyWally Moon 145 543 164 .302 19 74

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
Repulski, RipRip Repulski 53 94 24 .255 2 14

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

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

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
Churn, ChuckChuck Churn 14 3 2 1 4.99 24

1959 World Series

Game 1

October 1, 1959, at Comiskey Park I in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Chicago (A) 2 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 x 11 11 0
W: Early Wynn (1-0)   L: Roger Craig (0-1)   S: Gerry Staley (1)
HR: CWS - Ted Kluszewski (1, 2)

Game 2

October 2, 1959, at Comiskey Park I in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 9 1
Chicago (A) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 0
W: Johnny Podres (1-0)   L: Bob Shaw (0-1)   S: Larry Sherry (1)
HR: LAD - Charlie Neal (1, 2), Chuck Essegian (1)

Game 3

October 4, 1959, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 0
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 3 5 0
W: Don Drysdale (1-0)  L: Dick Donovan (0-1)   S: Larry Sherry (1)

Game 4

October 5, 1959, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 10 3
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 x 5 9 0
W: Larry Sherry (1-0)  L: Gerry Staley (0-1)
HR: CWS - Sherm Lollar (1)    LAD - Gil Hodges (1)

Game 5

October 6, 1959, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
W: Bob Shaw (1-1)  L: Sandy Koufax (0-1)   S: Dick Donovan (1)

Game 6

October 8, 1959, at Comiskey Park I in Chicago

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 13 0
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
W: Larry Sherry (2-0)   L: Early Wynn (1-1)
HR: LAD - Duke Snider (1), Wally Moon (1), Chuck Essegian (2) CWS - Ted Kluszewski (3)

Awards and honors

All-Stars

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Montreal Royals International League Clay Bryant
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Bobby Bragan
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Max Macon
AA Victoria Rosebuds Texas League Pete Reiser
A Macon Dodgers South Atlantic League Danny Ozark
B Green Bay Bluejays Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Stan Wasiak
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Brandy Davis
C Reno Silver Sox California League Ray Perry
D Kokomo Dodgers Midwest League Edward Serrano
D Odessa Dodgers Sophomore League Roy Hartsfield
D Orlando Dodgers Florida State League Martin Devlin
D Panama City Fliers Alabama-Florida League Al Ronning

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Green Bay

Notes

  1. ^ Gino Cimoli at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Sparky Anderson at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Dick Gray at Baseball-Reference

References

External links


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