1958 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)William R. Daley
General manager(s)Frank Lane
Manager(s)Bobby Bragan, Joe Gordon
Local televisionWEWS-TV
(Ken Coleman, Bill McColgan)
Local radioWERE
(Jimmy Dudley, Bob Neal)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 92 62 0.597 44–33 48–29
Chicago White Sox 82 72 0.532 10 47–30 35–42
Boston Red Sox 79 75 0.513 13 49–28 30–47
Cleveland Indians 77 76 0.503 14½ 42–34 35–42
Detroit Tigers 77 77 0.500 15 43–34 34–43
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 0.484 17½ 46–31 28–48
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 0.474 19 43–34 30–47
Washington Senators 61 93 0.396 31 33–44 28–49


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CHW CLE DET KC NY WSH
Baltimore 10–12 9–13–1 10–11 10–12 12–10 8–14 15–7
Boston 12–10 10–12 12–10 10–12 12–10 9–13–1 14–8
Chicago 13–9–1 12–10 12–10 10–12 12–10 7–15 16–6
Cleveland 11–10 10–12 10–12 14–8 10–12 7–15 15–7
Detroit 12–10 12–10 12–10 8–14 12–10 12–10 9–13
Kansas City 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10 10–12 9–13 12–10–2
New York 14–8 13–9–1 15–7 15–7 10–12 13–9 12–10
Washington 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 13–9 10–12–2 10–12


Notable transactions

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
17 Chico Carrasquel SS
5 Roger Maris RF
9 Minnie Miñoso LF
14 Larry Doby CF
8 Mickey Vernon 1B
15 Russ Nixon C
7 Fred Hatfield 3B
16 Billy Moran 2B
27 Herb Score P

[16]

Roster

1958 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Russ Nixon 113 376 113 .301 9 46
1B Mickey Vernon 119 355 104 .293 8 55
2B Bobby Ávila 113 375 95 .253 5 30
SS Billy Hunter 76 190 37 .195 0 9
3B Vic Power 93 385 122 .317 12 53
LF Minnie Miñoso 149 556 168 .302 24 80
CF Larry Doby 89 247 70 .285 13 45
RF Rocky Colavito 143 489 148 .303 41 113

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
Billy Moran 115 257 58 .226 1 18
Billy Harrell 101 229 50 .218 7 19
Gary Geiger 91 195 45 .231 1 6
Roger Maris 51 182 41 .225 9 27
Dick Brown 68 173 41 .237 7 20
Chico Carrasquel 49 156 40 .225 9 27
Preston Ward 48 148 50 .338 4 21
Woodie Held 67 144 28 .194 3 17
Randy Jackson 29 91 22 .242 4 13
Jay Porter 40 85 17 .200 4 19
Earl Averill Jr. 17 55 10 .182 2 7
Carroll Hardy 27 49 10 .204 1 6
Vic Wertz 25 43 12 .279 3 12
Larry Raines 7 9 0 .000 0 0
Hal Naragon 9 9 3 .333 0 0
Rod Graber 4 8 1 .125 0 0
Fred Hatfield 3 8 1 .125 0 1

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
Cal McLish 39 225.2 16 8 2.99 97
Gary Bell 33 182.0 12 10 3.31 110

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
Mudcat Grant 44 204.0 10 11 3.84 111
Ray Narleski 44 183.1 13 10 4.07 102
Don Ferrarese 28 94.2 3 4 3.71 62
Hal Woodeshick 14 71.2 6 6 3.64 27
Dick Tomanek 18 57.2 2 3 5.62 42
Herb Score 12 41.0 2 3 3.95 48
Bob Kelly 13 27.2 0 2 5.20 12
Jim Constable 6 9.1 0 1 11.57 3
Mike Garcia 6 8.0 1 0 9.00 2

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
Don Mossi 43 7 8 3 3.90 55
Hoyt Wilhelm 30 2 7 5 2.49 57
Morrie Martin 14 2 0 1 2.41 5
Bob Lemon 11 0 1 0 5.33 8
Steve Ridzik 6 0 2 0 2.08 6
Chuck Churn 6 0 0 0 6.23 4
Dick Brodowski 5 1 0 0 0.00 12
Rocky Colavito 1 0 0 0 0.00 1
Gary Geiger 1 0 0 0 9.00 2

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Catfish Metkovich
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Mel McGaha
A Reading Indians Eastern League Clyde McCullough
B Burlington Indians Carolina League Pinky May
C Minot Mallards Northern League Ken Landenberger
D Cocoa Indians Florida State League Paul O'Dea
D North Platte Indians Nebraska State League Mark Wylie
D Batavia Indians New York–Penn League Don Richmond

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Burlington, North Platte[17]

Notes

  1. ^ Minnie Miñoso page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Jay Porter page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Milt Bolling page at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Vito Valentinetti page at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Doc Edwards page at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Jim Weaver page at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 96, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  9. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 97
  10. ^ Hunter goes to Indians for Chico
  11. ^ Roger Maris page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Bob Lemon page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Morrie Martin page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Randy Jackson page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ "1958 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference"
  17. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References