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A SLICE OF STATISTICS FROM 1959

April 11, 1960
April 11, 1960

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April 11, 1960

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1960 Olympic Basketball Team U.S.
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Scouting Reports
  • Two full major league teams could be fielded from the Los Angeles roster, and there'd still be fine players on the bench. Yet this club will have to be lucky to win the pennant again

  • Red Schoendienst was out last year but even so the Braves were heavily favored to win the pennant. They failed. Now Red is back, there's a fiery new manager and Milwaukee is favored

  • The San Francisco Giants are hungry. Last year they were just about to eat the cake when it was stolen away. Now they are smarter and tougher, as the National League will soon discover

  • Friend, Mazeroski and Skinner are back inform, and the Pirates are dangerous once more. But without real power, they must play near-perfect baseball to rise above fourth this year

  • Slipping steadily since their third-place finish in 1956, the Reds have frantically plugged first one deficiency and then another. Now, at last, they seem to have a sound, solid team

  • Tied for seventh in 1957, tied for fifth in 1958, tied for fifth again last year, the Cubs have been improving. It would seem that this year...but no. The higher you go the tougher it gets

  • The Cardinals have gained in power and the pitching should be improved. But in 154 games an awful lot of baseballs are destined to find their way safely through that leaky defense

  • The Phillies have junked an old, losing club to give their youngsters a chance. This will be no miracle of 1950, but at least the Phils will lose in a younger, more interesting way

  • The Sox won in a weakened league and no one knows it better than Bill Veeck. He has strengthened the attack and made them the team to beat for the first time since 1920

  • A group of pawns on Frank Lane's chessboard came surprisingly close to capturing last year's pennant. Now, having exchanged a few key men, Lane feels he has a winner

  • The old Yankees are dead, and their replacements are not in the same class. This is a sound team but it is far from being a great one and it will need lots of luck to rise above third place

  • Tactical troubles—at shortstop and first base—still plague the Tigers. But the main problem is strategic: how to stir contented also-rans and give the faithful something really to shout about

  • The Red Sox finished in the second division last season for the first time since 1952. Now Jensen is gone and Williams is going, going. It may be a while before the Sox climb back up

  • After several halfway seasons, the Orioles are now fully committed to their youth program. Youngsters have taken over as the old names fade. It will all pay off...someday

  • There's a new optimism in Kansas City. The outfield is solid, the infield and pitching are better, and Hank Bauer has pepped up the whole ball club. Fifth place could be the result

  • A few years ago Washington was a one-man ball club and a last-place team. Things are brighter now. The Senators are still a cellar team but now they have some players people have heard of

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A SLICE OF STATISTICS FROM 1959

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(SB-stolen bases CS-caught stealing)

PITCHING

Best record against first-division teams

AMERICAN LEAGUE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Wynn

12-3

Burdette

11-3

McLish

13-4

Hobbie

11-5

Mossi

10-4

Newcombe

9-4

Wilhelm

10-6

Podres

8-2

Best record against second-division teams

AMERICAN LEAGUE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Shaw

12-2

Face

12-0

Ford

12-3

Antonelli

15-4

Bell

12-3

Law

10-3

Pascual

12-4

Haddix

11-6

Biggest margin of wins over losses

AMERICAN LEAGUE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Wynn (22-10)

+12

Face (18-1)

+17

Shaw (18-6)

+12

Law (18-9)

+9

McLish (19-8)

+11

Antonelli (19-10)

+9

Mossi (17-9)

+8

Five tied at

+6

BATTING

Best at getting on base

TOTAL
TIMES
AT BAT

TOTAL
TIMES
ON BASE

ON
BASE
PCT.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Yost (.278)

675

292

.433

Runnels (.314)

661

272

.412

Kaline (.327)

595

243

.408

Woodling (.300)

524

210

.401

Kuenn (.353)

617

247

.400

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cunningham (.345)

556

251

.451

Aaron (.355)

693

278

.401

Robinson (.311)

626

245

.391

Moon (.302)

637

248

.389

Mathews (.306)

682

265

.388

Best extra-base hitters

EXTRA
BASE
HITS

HR

3B

2B

ONE
BASE
HITS

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Colavito (.257)

66

42

0

24

85

Killebrew (.242)

64

42

2

20

68

Jensen (.277)

59

31

0

28

89

Mantle (.285)

58

31

4

23

96

Kuenn (.353)

58

9

7

42

140

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Aaron (.355)

92

39

7

46

131

Mays (.313)

82

34

5

43

98

Banks (.304)

76

45

6

25

103

Pinson (.316)

76

20

9

47

129

Robinson (.311)

71

36

4

31

97

Best at stealing bases

AMERICAN LEAGUE

SB

CS

Aparicio

56

13

Mantle

21

3

Jensen

20

5

Landis

20

9

Allison

13

8

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Mays

27

4

Cepeda

23

9

T. Taylor

23

9

Gilliam

23

10

Pinson

21

6