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Monday August 17,1959This date in baseball
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Games on 1959-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Cleveland Indians4Detroit Tigers5BoxPaul FoytackGary Bell(none)
San Francisco Giants6Cincinnati Reds3BoxStu MillerJim O'TooleSam Jones
Los Angeles Dodgers1Milwaukee Braves8BoxBob BuhlSandy Koufax(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers4Milwaukee Braves3BoxJohnny PodresBob Rush(none)
St. Louis Cardinals5Philadelphia Phillies4BoxVinegar Bend MizellRay SemprochLindy McDaniel
Chicago Cubs6Pittsburgh Pirates7BoxFred GreenBill Henry(none)

Standings as of 1959-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago White Sox1167046.603--4954623335-2633-22L2T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park382414.632
223Cleveland Indians1176750.5733.55684947437-2430-26L3T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneCleveland Municipal Stadium372215.595
336Baltimore Orioles1165858.50012.0421480-5927-2730-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium381622.421
558New York Yankees1185860.49213.05215012030-3128-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP George WeissYankee Stadium I362115.583
449Detroit Tigers1185860.49213.0561555626-3233-27W3T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellBriggs Stadium361818.500
6614Boston Red Sox1165462.46616.05645432126-3228-30L1T S R Log Off Def SP Bucky HarrisFenway Park382117.553
7713Kansas City Athletics1165462.46616.0510529-1922-3332-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP Parke CarrollMunicipal Stadium381226.316
8816Washington Senators I1174869.41022.5475551-7624-3524-34W1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium371522.405
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112San Francisco Giants1176750.573--5444657934-2433-26W1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneySeals Stadium371621.432
224Los Angeles Dodgers1196554.5463.05405202030-3035-24W1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum372314.622
335Milwaukee Braves1106050.5453.55084515724-3035-21L1T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn McHaleCounty Stadium462620.565
447Chicago Cubs1115556.4959.0489484527-2828-28L1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field431924.442
5510Pittsburgh Pirates1155659.48710.0487531-4426-3430-25W3T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field392217.564
6611St. Louis Cardinals1215764.47112.0522579-5725-3532-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park331419.424
7712Cincinnati Reds1195663.47112.06035812224-3532-28L3T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field351817.514
8815Philadelphia Phillies1184969.41518.5474556-8221-3828-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium361521.417