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Monday June 8,1959This date in baseball
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Games on 1959-06-08

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers6Boston Red Sox3BoxJim BunningBill Monbouquette(none)
Chicago Cubs5Milwaukee Braves9BoxLew BurdetteSeth MoreheadDon McMahon
San Francisco Giants9Pittsburgh Pirates12BoxRoy FaceMike McCormick(none)

Standings as of 1959-06-08

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Chicago White Sox522923.558--234229515-713-17L1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park1026537.637
224Baltimore Orioles522824.5381.0184218-3415-1213-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium1024656.451
335Cleveland Indians492623.5311.52221863613-813-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneCleveland Municipal Stadium1056342.600
449Detroit Tigers512625.5102.5239262-2312-1315-11W4T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellBriggs Stadium1035053.485
5510New York Yankees492425.4903.52201972318-136-12W1T S R Log Off Def SP George WeissYankee Stadium I1055550.524
6611Kansas City Athletics472324.4893.52192031611-1012-14L1T S R Log Off Def SP Parke CarrollMunicipal Stadium1074364.402
7713Washington Senators I522329.4426.0225237-1215-148-15L3T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium1024062.392
8814Boston Red Sox502228.4406.0229240-1112-1310-15L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bucky HarrisFenway Park1045351.510
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Milwaukee Braves523220.615--2432123112-819-13W2T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn McHaleCounty Stadium1045450.519
223San Francisco Giants543024.5563.02722185415-1215-12L2T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneySeals Stadium1005347.530
336Chicago Cubs532825.5284.5239231818-1510-10L1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field1014655.455
447Los Angeles Dodgers542826.5195.0257268-1114-1314-13L1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum1026042.588
558Pittsburgh Pirates562927.5185.0245270-2513-1316-14W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field984949.500
6612Cincinnati Reds532528.4727.5270280-107-1518-13W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field1014952.485
8816St. Louis Cardinals512031.39211.5235242-711-209-11W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park1035152.495
7715Philadelphia Phillies512031.39211.5218258-407-1913-12L1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium1034459.427


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Jim BrosnanP29.227Traded by Cardinals to Reds for Hal Jeffcoat. 
Solly DrakeOF28.228Purchased by Phillies from Dodgers. 
Hal JeffcoatOF-P34.275Traded by Reds to Cardinals for Jim Brosnan. 
Tim McCarverC17.235Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Cardinals.