1959 National League
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|1959 National League|
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- Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||156||88||68||0||.564||-.-||705 (4.52)||670 (4.29)||0.257||0.334||0.396||3.79||0.981|
|2||Milwaukee Braves||157||86||70||1||.551||2.0||724 (4.61)||623 (3.97)||0.265||0.326||0.417||3.51||0.979|
|3||San Francisco Giants||154||83||71||0||.539||4.0||705 (4.58)||613 (3.98)||0.261||0.322||0.414||3.47||0.974|
|4||Pittsburgh Pirates||155||78||76||1||.506||9.0||651 (4.20)||680 (4.39)||0.263||0.320||0.384||3.90||0.973|
|5||Chicago Cubs||155||74||80||1||.480||13.0||673 (4.34)||688 (4.44)||0.249||0.317||0.398||4.01||0.977|
|5||Cincinnati Redlegs||154||74||80||0||.480||13.0||764 (4.96)||738 (4.79)||0.274||0.337||0.427||4.31||0.978|
|7||St. Louis Cardinals||154||71||83||0||.461||16.0||641 (4.16)||725 (4.71)||0.269||0.331||0.400||4.34||0.975|
|8||Philadelphia Phillies||155||64||90||1||.416||23.0||599 (3.86)||725 (4.68)||0.242||0.312||0.362||4.27||0.975|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
In the First All-Star Game of 1959, the National League defeated the American League, 5-4, on July 7th at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, PA. In the Second Al-Star Game played on August 3rd at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA, the American League won 5-3 over the National League. In both games, the National League team was managed by Fred Haney of the Milwaukee Braves.
Hall of Fame Game
The seventeenth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 4 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Washington Senators of the American League by a score of 5 to 4.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Ernie Banks, a shortstop with the Chicago Cubs. In the award's voting, he had 232.5 out of a possible 308 points and 10.5 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Willie McCovey, a first baseman with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 24 out of a possible 24 points and all 24 first place votes.
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
- Player of the Month Award
- Al Barlick
- Dusty Boggess
- Ken Burkhart
- Jocko Conlan
- Shag Crawford
- Frank Dascoli
- Vic Delmore
- Hal Dixon
- Augie Donatelli
- Tom Gorman
- Bill Jackowski
- Stan Landes
- Frank Secory
- Vinnie Smith
- Ed Sudol
- Tony Venzon
- Jim Brosnan: The Long Season, Ivan R. Dee, Chicago, IL, 2002. ISBN 978-1566634182 (originally published in 1960).