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Thursday May 21,1959This 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 1959-05-21

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Kansas City Athletics0Boston Red Sox5BoxTom BrewerNed GarverLeo Kiely
Philadelphia Phillies3Chicago Cubs0BoxRuben GomezBob Anderson(none)
Pittsburgh Pirates7St. Louis Cardinals2BoxHarvey HaddixLindy McDaniel(none)

Standings as of 1959-05-21

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Cleveland 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 Athletics321517.4696.0149156-77-98-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP Parke CarrollMunicipal Stadium1225171.418
5511Washington Senators I371720.4596.5165167-210-97-11L4T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium1174671.393
6612Boston Red Sox331419.4247.5156166-107-87-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bucky HarrisFenway Park1216160.504
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
112Milwaukee Braves322111.656--1661264010-510-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1246559.524
225San Francisco Giants351916.5433.5172135379-610-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneySeals Stadium1196455.538
336Chicago Cubs372017.5413.5169164510-1010-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1175463.462
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
6610Pittsburgh Pirates371720.4596.5156192-369-108-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field1176156.521
7713St. Louis Cardinals361521.4178.017516876-119-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1185662.475
8816Philadelphia Phillies341222.35310.0149188-395-147-8W1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1205268.433


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Bobby Avila2B35.049Claimed on waivers by Red Sox from Orioles.