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Wednesday August 26,1959This 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 1959-08-26

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Boston Red Sox7Chicago White Sox6BoxBill MonbouquetteEarly WynnMike Fornieles
New York Yankees4Cleveland Indians5BoxJim PerryRyne Duren(none)
Washington Senators I2Detroit Tigers3BoxJim BunningRuss KemmererTom Morgan
Baltimore Orioles6Kansas City Athletics3BoxJerry WalkerBud DaleyMilt Pappas
Chicago Cubs9Cincinnati Reds5BoxDave HillmanBrooks Lawrence(none)
San Francisco Giants4Pittsburgh Pirates5BoxRon KlineStu Miller(none)
Milwaukee Braves2St. Louis Cardinals5BoxLarry JacksonCarl Willey(none)

Standings as of 1959-08-26

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Chicago White Sox1267650.603--5355003535-2639-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergComiskey Park281810.643
222Cleveland Indians1267551.5951.06105218937-2438-27W8T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneCleveland Municipal Stadium281414.500
337Baltimore Orioles1256263.49613.5464520-5631-3230-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium291217.414
449Detroit Tigers1276265.48814.5599600-126-3237-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellBriggs Stadium271413.519
5510New York Yankees1286266.48415.05705591134-3728-29L4T S R Log Off Def SP George WeissYankee Stadium I26179.654
6613Boston Red Sox1255867.46417.56035841930-3728-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bucky HarrisFenway Park291712.586
7712Kansas City Athletics1255867.46417.5562584-2222-3336-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP Parke CarrollMunicipal Stadium29821.276
8816Washington Senators I1265175.40525.0509584-7527-4124-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium281216.429
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1959 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113San Francisco Giants1267254.571--5915038839-2833-26L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneySeals Stadium281117.393
224Los Angeles Dodgers1287058.5473.05835641935-3435-24W2T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum281810.643
335Milwaukee Braves1186454.5424.05374766125-3138-24L1T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn McHaleCounty Stadium382216.579
446Pittsburgh Pirates1246361.5088.0530561-3126-3437-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field301515.500
558Chicago Cubs1205961.49210.0530528231-3328-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field341519.441
6611Cincinnati Reds1276166.48011.56536183524-3537-31L2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field271314.481
7714St. Louis Cardinals1295871.45015.5540611-7125-4133-30W1T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park251312.520
8815Philadelphia Phillies1285375.41420.0510613-10321-3831-38L6T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium261115.423


Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Del RiceC36.303Released by Braves.