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Saturday May 16,1959This date in baseball
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Games on 1959-05-16

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers1Baltimore Orioles6BoxHoyt WilhelmFrank Lary(none)
Cleveland Indians12Boston Red Sox6BoxHerb ScoreFrank Baumann(none)
Chicago White Sox4New York Yankees3BoxTurk LownArt Ditmar(none)
Kansas City Athletics2Washington Senators I7BoxCamilo PascualRalph Terry(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates2Chicago Cubs3BoxDon ElstonHarvey Haddix(none)
Milwaukee Braves6Los Angeles Dodgers0BoxBob BuhlDanny McDevitt(none)
Cincinnati Reds2San Francisco Giants9BoxJohnny AntonelliBrooks Lawrence(none)
Philadelphia Phillies2St. Louis Cardinals8BoxGary BlaylockJim Owens(none)

Standings as of 1959-05-16

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cleveland Indians27189.667--15697599-39-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneCleveland Municipal Stadium1277156.559
223Chicago White Sox301911.6330.51531371611-37-9W8T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1247549.605
334Baltimore Orioles301713.5672.5113124-1110-67-7W2T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1245767.460
449Washington Senators I321616.5004.51471361110-96-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium1224775.385
5511Kansas City Athletics281315.4645.5129146-175-78-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP Parke CarrollMunicipal Stadium1265373.421
6612Boston Red Sox291217.4147.0137143-67-85-9L5T S R Log Off Def SP Bucky HarrisFenway Park1256362.504
7713New York Yankees271116.4077.010810808-93-7L3T S R Log Off Def SP George WeissYankee Stadium I1276859.535
8816Detroit Tigers291019.3459.0124176-522-99-9L2T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellBriggs Stadium1256659.528
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Milwaukee Braves281810.643--143114297-410-7W3T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1286860.531
225San Francisco Giants311714.5482.5154119359-68-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneySeals Stadium1236657.537
336Los Angeles Dodgers331815.5452.5164171-710-98-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1237053.569
447Cincinnati Reds301614.5333.016415865-811-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1245866.468
558Chicago Cubs321715.5313.0143138510-107-5W1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1225765.467
6610Pittsburgh Pirates321517.4695.0135160-257-78-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1226359.516
7714St. Louis Cardinals331320.3947.5154158-46-117-9W2T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1215863.479
8815Philadelphia Phillies311120.3558.5134173-394-127-8L7T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1235370.431


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Granny HamnerIF32.020Traded by Phillies to Indians for Humberto Robinson. 
Humberto RobinsonP28.325Traded by Indians to Phillies for Granny Hamner.