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1959 Chicago Cubs season

The 1959 Chicago Cubs season was the team's 84th season in the National League. The Cubs finished with a record of 74 wins and 80 losses, good for a fifth-place tie with the Cincinnati Reds, thirteen games behind the NL and World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason

Regular season

Ernie Banks became the first shortstop in the history of the NL to win the MVP award in back to back seasons.[4]

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 68 -- .564
Milwaukee Braves 86 70 2 .551
San Francisco Giants 83 71 4 .539
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 9 .506
Chicago Cubs 74 80 13 .481
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 13 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 71 83 16 .461
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 23 .416

Notable transactions

Roster

1959 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Taylor, SammySammy Taylor 110 353 95 .269 13 43
2B Taylor, TonyTony Taylor 150 624 175 .280 8 38
3B Dark, AlvinAlvin Dark 136 477 126 .264 6 45
SS Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 155 589 179 .304 45 143
RF Walls, LeeLee Walls 120 354 91 .257 8 33

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Thomson, BobbyBobby Thomson 122 374 97 .259 11 52
Marshall, JimJim Marshall 108 294 74 .252 11 40
Averill, EarlEarl Averill 74 186 44 .237 10 34
Jackson, RandyRandy Jackson 41 74 18 .243 1 10
Williams, BillyBilly Williams 18 33 5 .152 0 2
Jackson, LouLou Jackson 6 4 1 .250 0 1
Eaddy, DonDon Eaddy 15 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Anderson, BobBob Anderson 37 235.1 12 13 4.13 113
Drabowsky, MoeMoe Drabowsky 31 141.2 5 10 4.13 70
Ceccarelli, ArtArt Ceccarelli 18 102 5 5 4.76 56
Drott, DickDick Drott 8 27.1 1 2 5.93 15

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Buzhardt, JohnJohn Buzhardt 31 101.1 4 5 4.97 33
Johnson, BenBen Johnson 4 16.2 0 0 2.16 6

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Elston, DonDon Elston 65 10 8 13 3.32 82
Henry, BillBill Henry 65 9 8 12 2.68 115
Donnelly, EdEd Donnelly 9 1 1 0 3.14 6
Martin, MorrieMorrie Martin 3 0 0 0 19.29 1
Smith, BobBob Smith 1 0 0 0 81.00 0

Awards and records

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Fort Worth Cats American Association Lou Klein
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Grady Hatton
A Lancaster Red Roses Eastern League Nick Cullop
B Burlington Bees Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Ray Mueller
D Morristown Cubs Appalachian League Red Hayworth
D Paris Lakers Midwest League Verlon Walker
D Carlsbad Potashers Sophomore League Walt Dixon

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Morristown

Notes

References

  • 1959 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference
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