1958 Cincinnati Redlegs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s)Gabe Paul
Manager(s)Birdie Tebbetts, Jimmy Dykes
Local televisionWLW
(George Bryson, Frank McCormick)
Local radioWKRC
(Waite Hoyt, Jack Moran)
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The 1958 Cincinnati Redlegs season consisted of the Redlegs finishing in fourth place in the National League (NL) standings with a record of 76–78, 16 games behind the Milwaukee Braves. The Redlegs played their home games at Crosley Field, and drew 788,582 fans, eighth and last in the NL.[1] The season started with Birdie Tebbetts managing the club, but after the Redlegs went 52–61, Tebbetts was replaced in August by Jimmy Dykes, who went 24–17 the rest of the way.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 48–29 44–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 0.545 8 49–28 35–42
San Francisco Giants 80 74 0.519 12 44–33 36–41
Cincinnati Redlegs 76 78 0.494 16 40–37 36–41
Chicago Cubs 72 82 0.468 20 35–42 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 20 39–38 33–44
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 83 0.461 21 39–38 32–45
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 0.448 23 35–42 34–43

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LA MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 10–12 11–11 10–12 13–9 9–13 12–10 7–15
Cincinnati 12–10 11–11 5–17 15–7 10–12 11–11 12–10
Los Angeles 11–11 11–11 14–8 10–12 8–14 6–16 11–11
Milwaukee 12–10 17–5 8–14 13–9 11–11 16–6 15–7
Philadelphia 9–13 7–15 12–10 9–13 12–10 8–14 12–10
Pittsburgh 13–9 12–10 14–8 11–11 10–12 12–10 12–10
San Francisco 10–12 11–11 16–6 6–16 14–8 10–12 13–9
St. Louis 15–7 10–12 11–11 7–15 10–12 10–12 9–13


Notable transactions

Roster

1958 Cincinnati Redlegs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Ed Bailey 112 360 90 .250 11 59
1B George Crowe 111 345 95 .275 7 61
2B Johnny Temple 141 542 166 .306 3 47
SS Roy McMillan 145 393 90 .229 1 25
3B Don Hoak 114 417 109 .261 6 50
LF Frank Robinson 148 554 149 .269 31 83
CF Gus Bell 112 385 97 .252 10 46
RF Jerry Lynch 122 420 131 .312 16 68

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
Smoky Burgess 99 251 71 .283 6 31
Alex Grammas 105 216 47 .218 0 12
Pete Whisenant 85 203 48 .236 11 40
Bob Thurman 94 178 41 .230 4 20
Walt Dropo 63 162 47 .290 7 31
Dee Fondy 89 124 27 .218 1 11
Vada Pinson 27 96 26 .271 1 8
Steve Bilko 31 87 23 .264 4 17
Eddie Miksis 69 50 7 .140 0 4
Dutch Dotterer 11 28 7 .250 1 2
Danny Morejón 12 26 5 .192 0 1
Chuck Coles 9 11 2 .182 0 2
Jim Fridley 5 9 2 .222 0 1
Bobby Henrich 5 3 0 .000 0 0
Fred Hatfield 3 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
Bob Purkey 37 250.0 17 11 3.60 70
Harvey Haddix 29 184.0 8 7 3.52 110
Joe Nuxhall 36 175.2 12 11 3.79 111
Don Newcombe 20 133.1 7 7 3.85 53
Jim O'Toole 1 7.0 0 1 1.29 4
Jay Hook 1 3.0 0 1 12.00 5

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
Brooks Lawrence 46 181.0 8 13 4.13 74
Tom Acker 38 124.2 4 3 4.55 90
Alex Kellner 18 82.0 7 3 2.30 42
Johnny Klippstein 12 33.0 3 2 4.91 22
Charlie Rabe 9 18.2 0 3 4.34 10
Bob Kelly 2 2.0 0 0 4.50 1

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
Hal Jeffcoat 49 6 8 9 3.72 35
Willard Schmidt 41 3 5 0 2.86 41
Turk Lown 11 0 2 0 5.40 9
Orlando Peña 9 1 0 3 0.60 11
Bill Wight 7 0 1 0 4.05 5
Hersh Freeman 3 0 0 0 3.52 7
Gene Hayden 3 0 0 0 4.91 3
Ted Wieand 1 0 0 0 9.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Havana Sugar Kings International League Nap Reyes and Tony Pacheco
AAA Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Connie Ryan
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Dick Sisler
A Savannah Redlegs Sally League Bob Wellman
A Albuquerque Dukes Western League Jimmy Brown
B Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League Bert Haas
C Visalia Redlegs California League Bruce Edwards, Bobby Mattick and Larry Taylor
D Graceville Oilers Alabama–Florida League Mike Fandozzi
D Palatka Redlegs Florida State League Johnny Vander Meer
D Geneva Redlegs New York–Penn League Dave Bristol

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Geneva[8]

References