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Wednesday May 20,1959This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1959-05-20

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Chicago White Sox5Baltimore Orioles2BoxDick DonovanJack Harshman(none)
Kansas City Athletics8Boston Red Sox2BoxRay HerbertBilly Hoeft(none)
Detroit Tigers13New York Yankees6BoxFrank LaryBobby Shantz(none)
Cleveland Indians5Washington Senators I3BoxHerb ScoreRuss KemmererJim Perry
Philadelphia Phillies5Chicago Cubs7BoxMoe DrabowskyDon CardwellDon Elston
Cincinnati Reds4Los Angeles Dodgers8BoxDanny McDevittBrooks Lawrence(none)
Cincinnati Reds7Los Angeles Dodgers5BoxDon NewcombeCarl Erskine(none)
Milwaukee Braves3San Francisco Giants6BoxMike McCormickBob BuhlSam Jones
Pittsburgh Pirates1St. Louis Cardinals11BoxVinegar Bend MizellBob Friend(none)

Standings as of 1959-05-20

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Cleveland Indians322111.656--1811166512-59-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneCleveland Municipal Stadium1226854.557
223Chicago White Sox352213.6290.51801542614-57-9W1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1197247.605
334Baltimore Orioles352015.5712.5131145-1410-610-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1195465.454
449Kansas City Athletics311516.4845.5149151-27-88-8W2T S R Log Off Def SP Parke CarrollMunicipal Stadium1235172.415
5510Washington Senators I371720.4596.5165167-210-97-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium1174671.393
6613Boston Red Sox321319.4068.0151166-157-86-11L2T S R Log Off Def SP Bucky HarrisFenway Park1226260.508
7714Detroit Tigers331320.3948.5158197-395-109-9W3T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellBriggs Stadium1216358.521
8815New York Yankees311219.3878.5120139-198-94-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP George WeissYankee Stadium I1236756.545
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Milwaukee Braves322111.656--1661264010-510-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1246559.524
225Chicago Cubs362016.5563.0169161810-1010-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1185464.458
336San Francisco Giants351916.5433.5172135379-610-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneySeals Stadium1196455.538
447Los Angeles Dodgers382018.5264.0193203-1010-910-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1186850.576
558Cincinnati Reds351817.5144.5189193-47-1111-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1195663.471
6611Pittsburgh Pirates361620.4447.0149190-418-108-10L3T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1186256.525
7712St. Louis Cardinals351520.4297.5173161126-119-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1195663.471
8816Philadelphia Phillies331122.33310.5146188-424-147-8L9T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1215368.438