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1959 Cincinnati Reds season

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1959 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1959 Cincinnati Reds season consisted of the Reds finishing in a fifth-place tie with the Chicago Cubs in the National League standings, with a record of 74-80, 13 games behind the NL and World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Reds played their home games at Crosley Field.


Regular season

For the second consecutive season, the Reds played under two managers. Mayo Smith managed the Reds to a 35-45 start. He was replaced in mid-season by Fred Hutchinson, who led the club to a 39-35 record the rest of the way.

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


1959 Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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

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
Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 108 374 84 .225 12 47
Pendleton, JimJim Pendleton 65 113 29 .257 3 9
Powers, JohnJohn Powers 43 43 11 .256 2 4
Ennis, DelDel Ennis 5 12 4 .333 0 1


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

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
Bailey, JimJim Bailey 3 11.2 0 1 6.17 7

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
Acker, TomTom Acker 37 1 2 2 4.12 45
Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 10 1 0 0 3.95 8
Rudolph, DonDon Rudolph 5 0 0 0 4.91 8

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Havana Sugar Kings International League Preston Gómez
AAA Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Fred Hutchinson and Alan Strange
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Dick Sisler
A Savannah Reds Sally League Bob Wellman and Jack Cassini
B Topeka Hawks Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Johnny Vander Meer
C Visalia Redlegs California League Dave Bristol
D Palatka Redlegs Florida State League Clem Koshorek and Tony Pacheco
D Geneva Redlegs New York-Penn League Reno DeBenedetti



External links

  • 1959 Cincinnati Redlegs season at Baseball Reference
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