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1958 Kansas City Athletics season

 

1958 Kansas City Athletics season

The 1958 Kansas City Athletics season was the team's fourth in Kansas City and the 58th in the American League. The season involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 73 wins and 81 losses, 19 games behind the World Champion New York Yankees.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 92 62 .597 --
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 10
Boston Red Sox 79 75 .513 13
Cleveland Indians 77 76 .503 14.5
Detroit Tigers 77 77 .500 15
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 .484 17.5
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 .474 19
Washington Senators 61 93 .396 31

Notable transactions

Roster

1958 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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 Chiti, HarryHarry Chiti 103 295 79 .268 9 44
2B López, HéctorHéctor López 151 564 147 .261 17 73
LF Cerv, BobBob Cerv 141 515 157 .305 38 104
CF Tuttle, BillBill Tuttle 148 511 118 .231 11 51
RF Maris, RogerRoger Maris 99 401 99 .247 19 53
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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
House, FrankFrank House 76 202 51 .252 4 24
Held, WoodieWoodie Held 47 131 28 .214 4 16
Herzog, WhiteyWhitey Herzog 88 96 23 .240 0 9
Hadley, KentKent Hadley 3 11 2 .182 0 0
Small, JimJim Small 2 4 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Terry, RalphRalph Terry 40 216.2 11 13 4.24 134
Garver, NedNed Garver 31 201 12 11 4.03 72
Tsitouris, JohnJohn Tsitouris 1 3 0 0 3.00 1

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Grim, BobBob Grim 26 113.2 7 6 3.56 54
Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 27 99 9 5 3.27 46
Daley, BudBud Daley 26 70.2 3 2 3.31 39
Maas, DukeDuke Maas 10 55.1 4 5 3.90 19
Burnette, WallyWally Burnette 12 28.1 1 1 3.49 11
Davis, BobBob Davis 8 31 0 4 7.84 22

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
Gorman, TomTom Gorman 50 4 4 8 3.51 44
Craddock, WaltWalt Craddock 23 0 3 0 5.89 22
Cox, GlennGlenn Cox 2 0 0 0 9.82 1
Duser, CarlCarl Duser 1 0 0 0 4.50 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Phil Cavarretta
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Les Peden
A Albany Senators Eastern League Al Evans
B Rochester/Winona A's Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Burl Storie and Lew Krausse, Sr.
C Pocatello Athletics Pioneer League Bill Capps
D Selma Cloverleafs Alabama-Florida League Tommy Giordano
D Grand Island Athletics Nebraska State League Art Mazmanian
D Plainview Athletics Sophomore League Vince Plumbo

Rochester franchise moved to Winona, June 29, 1958[8]

References

External links

  • 1958 Kansas City Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1958 Kansas City Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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