1959 Philadelphia Phillies
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Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s)John J. Quinn
Manager(s)Eddie Sawyer
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The 1959 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 77th season in the history of the franchise. During spring training, manager Eddie Sawyer told the press, "We're definitely not a last place club... I think the biggest thing we've accomplished is getting rid of the losing complex. That alone makes us not a last place club."[1] The Phillies finished in last place in 1959, seven games behind seventh-place St. Louis and 23 games behind the pennant and World Series winning Dodgers. They attracted 802,515 fans to Connie Mack Stadium, seventh in the eight-team league.

Offseason

In early 1959, Phillies owner Bob Carpenter proposed building a new ballpark for the Phillies on 72 acres (290,000 m2) adjacent to the Garden State Park Racetrack in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Connie Mack Stadium was 50 years old, did not have sufficient parking, and the sale of alcohol was banned at sports venues in Pennsylvania. Beer sales were legal in New Jersey. The proposed ballpark would have seated 45,000 fans, been expandable to 60,000, and would have had 15,000 parking spaces.[2] The Phillies would eventually move to the South Philadelphia Sports Complex in 1971. On January 13, Carpenter also changed general managers, replacing Roy Hamey with John J. Quinn, recruited from the defending two-time National League champion Milwaukee Braves.[3] Quinn would run the Phils' front office for almost 14 full seasons.

Notable transactions

Regular season

On April 11, coach Benny Bengough was removed from the coaching staff and reassigned to the front office where he worked in team public relations.[10]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 68 0.564 46–32 42–36
Milwaukee Braves 86 70 0.551 2 49–29 37–41
San Francisco Giants 83 71 0.539 4 42–35 41–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 0.506 9 47–30 31–46
Chicago Cubs 74 80 0.481 13 38–39 36–41
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 0.481 13 43–34 31–46
St. Louis Cardinals 71 83 0.461 16 42–35 29–48
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 0.416 23 37–40 27–50

Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transactions

Game log

1959 Game Log (Overall Record: 64–90–1)
April (6–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 10 Reds 2–1 Robin Roberts (1–0) Don Newcombe (0–1) None 22,189 1–0
April 11 Reds Postponed (rain);[14] Makeup: July 2 as a traditional double-header
April 12 (1) Reds Postponed (rain);[15] Makeup: August 14 as a traditional double-header
April 12 (2) Reds Postponed (rain);[15] Makeup: September 22 as a traditional double-header
2 April 14 @ Braves 3–4 (10) Don McMahon (1–0) Turk Farrell (0–1) None 42,081 1–1
3 April 16 @ Braves 3–7 Lew Burdette (2–0) Jack Meyer (0–1) None 11,186 1–2
4 April 17 @ Reds 5–1 Ray Semproch (1–0) Brooks Lawrence (0–1) None 8,376 2–2
5 April 18 @ Reds 14–9 Al Schroll (1–0) Don Newcombe (0–2) None 2,890 3–2
6 April 19 @ Reds 5–12 Bob Mabe (1–0) Jim Owens (0–1) None 8,091 3–3
April 20 @ Pirates Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[16][17] Makeup: May 7
7 April 22 Braves 0–2 Lew Burdette (3–0) Robin Roberts (1–1) None 14,228 3–4
8 April 23 Braves 4–3 Ray Semproch (2–0) Juan Pizarro (0–1) None 8,689 4–4
9 April 24 Pirates 5–8 Roy Face (2–0) Al Schroll (1–1) None 15,675 4–5
10 April 25 Pirates 2–4 Harvey Haddix (1–0) Seth Morehead (0–1) None 6,678 4–6
11 April 26 (1) Pirates 2–9 Vern Law (2–1) Don Cardwell (0–1) None see 2nd game 4–7
12 April 26 (2) Pirates 10–5[a] Jack Meyer (1–1) Bob Friend (0–3) None 19,266 5–7
April 27 Giants Postponed (rain);[18] Makeup: June 14 as a traditional double-header
April 28 Giants Postponed (rain, cold weather);[19][20] Makeup: July 14 as a traditional double-header
13 April 29 Dodgers 5–4 Jack Meyer (2–1) Johnny Podres (2–2) None 13,775 6–7
14 April 30 Dodgers 4–6 Johnny Klippstein (3–0) Ray Semproch (2–1) Art Fowler (1) 11,547 6–8
May (11–21)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
15 May 1 Cubs 4–2 Jim Owens (1–1) Glen Hobbie (2–2) None 9,054 7–8
16 May 2 Cubs 3–4 Joe Schaffernoth (1–0) Seth Morehead (0–2) Don Elston (5) 4,171 7–9
17 May 3 (1) Cubs 3–4 John Buzhardt (1–2) Turk Farrell (0–2) Don Elston (6) see 2nd game 7–10
18 May 3 (2) Cubs 5–4 Jack Meyer (3–1) Bill Henry (2–1) None 13,660 8–10
19 May 5 Cardinals 8–7 Turk Farrell (1–2) Larry Jackson (0–4) None 12,023 9–10
20 May 6 Cardinals 7–8 Howie Nunn (1–1) Jack Meyer (3–2) Jim Brosnan (2) 12,005 9–11
21 May 7 @ Pirates 4–5 (10) Roy Face (4–0) Jim Owens (1–2) None 10,358 9–12
22 May 8 @ Pirates 8–1 Gene Conley (1–0) Red Witt (0–4) Turk Farrell (1) 17,691 10–12
23 May 9 @ Pirates 1–9 Ron Kline (3–1) Rubén Gómez (0–1) None 9,633 10–13
24 May 10 (1) @ Pirates 6–3 Robin Roberts (2–1) Bob Friend (0–6) Turk Farrell (2) see 2nd game 11–13
25 May 10 (2) @ Pirates 6–7[b] Harvey Haddix (3–1) Jim Hearn (0–1) Roy Face (2) 23,549 11–14
26 May 11 @ Dodgers 10–11 Art Fowler (3–2) Jim Hearn (0–2) None 13,524 11–15
27 May 12 @ Dodgers 1–3 Danny McDevitt (2–1) Gene Conley (1–1) None 12,562 11–16
28 May 13 @ Giants 0–6 Sam Jones (3–4) Rubén Gómez (0–2) None 5,128 11–17
29 May 14 @ Giants 0–8 Mike McCormick (1–2) Ray Semproch (2–2) None 6,235 11–18
30 May 15 @ Cardinals 2–8 Vinegar Bend Mizell (4–1) Robin Roberts (2–2) None 6,003 11–19
31 May 16 @ Cardinals 2–8 Gary Blaylock (3–1) Jim Owens (1–3) None 6,609 11–20
May 17 (1) @ Cardinals Postponed (rain);[21] Makeup: June 16 as a traditional double-header
May 17 (2) @ Cardinals Postponed (rain);[21] Makeup: August 8 as a traditional double-header
32 May 19 @ Cubs 7–8 Don Elston (3–1) Taylor Phillips (0–3) None 2,436 11–21
33 May 20 @ Cubs 5–7 Moe Drabowsky (2–3) Don Cardwell (0–2) Don Elston (7) 4,825 11–22
34 May 21 @ Cubs 3–0 Rubén Gómez (1–2) Bob Anderson (2–3) None 3,725 12–22
35 May 22 Braves 5–10 Lew Burdette (7–2) Robin Roberts (2–3) None 24,043 12–23
36 May 23 Braves 4–2 Jim Owens (2–3) Warren Spahn (5–5) None 8,346 13–23
37 May 24 (1) Braves 6–0 Gene Conley (2–1) Joey Jay (2–2) None see 2nd game 14–23
38 May 24 (2) Braves 3–8 Carl Willey (2–1) Taylor Phillips (0–4) None 26,646 14–24
39 May 25 Braves 7–3 Don Cardwell (1–2) Bob Buhl (2–3) Ray Semproch (1) 16,681 15–24
40 May 26 @ Reds 1–2 Don Newcombe (4–4) Rubén Gómez (1–3) None 7,312 15–25
41 May 27 @ Reds 4–10 Bob Purkey (5–5) Robin Roberts (2–4) None 5,348 15–26
42 May 28 @ Reds 4–3 Jim Owens (3–3) Joe Nuxhall (2–3) Ray Semproch (2) 6,819 16–26
43 May 29 @ Braves 5–6 Don McMahon (2–0) Gene Conley (2–2) None 20,334 16–27
44 May 30 @ Braves 2–4 Bob Buhl (3–3) Don Cardwell (1–3) None 18,945 16–28
45 May 31 (1) @ Braves 6–0 Robin Roberts (3–4) Lew Burdette (8–3) None see 2nd game 17–28
46 May 31 (2) @ Braves 1–2 Warren Spahn (7–5) Ray Semproch (2–3) None 28,590 17–29
June (9–17)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
June 2 Cubs Postponed (rain);[22] Makeup: August 19 as a traditional double-header
47 June 3 Cubs 4–3 Jim Owens (4–3) Dave Hillman (3–4) None 7,883 18–29
48 June 4 Cubs 2–3 (10) Don Elston (4–1) Gene Conley (2–3) None 7,445 18–30
June 5 Cardinals Postponed (rain);[23] Makeup: July 9 as a traditional double-header
49 June 6 Cardinals 4–3 (10) Robin Roberts (4–4) Lindy McDaniel (3–8) None 5,940 19–30
50 June 7 (1) Cardinals 11–9 Jack Meyer (4–2) Ernie Broglio (0–5) Gene Conley (1) see 2nd game 20–30
51 June 7 (2) Cardinals 0–2 Vinegar Bend Mizell (7–2) Don Cardwell (1–4) None 15,742 20–31
52 June 9 Dodgers 2–3 Stan Williams (3–1) Ray Semproch (2–4) Sandy Koufax (1) 16,575 20–32
53 June 10 Dodgers 2–1 Gene Conley (3–3) Danny McDevitt (3–6) None 11,079 21–32
54 June 11 Dodgers 0–11 Johnny Podres (7–2) Robin Roberts (4–5) None 15,819 21–33
55 June 12 Giants 0–3 (5) Mike McCormick (4–5) Jack Meyer (4–3) None 20,595 21–34
56 June 13 Giants 1–2 Johnny Antonelli (9–3) Ray Semproch (2–5) None 18,941 21–35
57 June 14 (1) Giants 7–5 Humberto Robinson (2–0) Sam Jones (7–6) None see 2nd game 22–35
58 June 14 (2) Giants 6–3 Robin Roberts (5–5) Stu Miller (3–3) None 21,562 23–35
59 June 16 (1) @ Cardinals 1–8 Vinegar Bend Mizell (8–3) Rubén Gómez (1–4) None see 2nd game 23–36
60 June 16 (2) @ Cardinals 2–5 Ernie Broglio (1–5) Jim Owens (4–4) Lindy McDaniel (4) 17,068 23–37
61 June 17 @ Cardinals 4–10 Marshall Bridges (1–0) Humberto Robinson (2–1) None 16,765 23–38
62 June 19 @ Cubs 8–7 Gene Conley (4–3) Bob Anderson (3–6) Jim Owens (1) 8,516 24–38
63 June 20 @ Cubs 6–3 Robin Roberts (6–5) Dick Drott (1–1) None 13,557 25–38
64 June 21 @ Cubs 0–4 John Buzhardt (4–2) Rubén Gómez (1–5) None 17,995 25–39
65 June 22 @ Dodgers 2–6 Sandy Koufax (4–1) Jim Owens (4–5) None 10,290 25–40
66 June 23 @ Dodgers 3–4 Danny McDevitt (6–6) Gene Conley (4–4) None 11,978 25–41
67 June 24 @ Dodgers 6–9 Roger Craig (2–0) Don Cardwell (1–5) Clem Labine (7) 17,315 25–42
68 June 25 @ Dodgers 2–5 Don Drysdale (8–5) Robin Roberts (6–6) None 14,662 25–43
69 June 26 @ Giants 0–8 Mike McCormick (6–7) Jim Owens (4–6) None 15,816 25–44
70 June 27 @ Giants 7–4 Gene Conley (5–4) Sam Jones (8–8) None 16,194 26–44
71 June 28 @ Giants 0–6 Johnny Antonelli (11–4) Ray Semproch (2–6) None 20,793 26–45
72 June 30 Pirates 3–4 Harvey Haddix (6–6) Robin Roberts (6–7) Roy Face (8) 11,149 26–46
July (16–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
73 July 1 Pirates 1–0 Gene Conley (6–4) Ron Kline (6–6) None 7,897 27–46
74 July 2 (1) Reds 7–6 Don Cardwell (2–5) Jim Brosnan (3–4) Turk Farrell (3) see 2nd game 28–46
75 July 2 (2) Reds 4–8 Don Newcombe (9–4) Rubén Gómez (1–6) None 15,428 28–47
76 July 3 Reds 1–6 Jim O'Toole (1–2) Jim Owens (4–7) Brooks Lawrence (1) 7,184 28–48
77 July 4 Braves 2–1 Robin Roberts (7–7) Lew Burdette (11–8) None 16,775 29–48
78 July 5 Braves 0–5 Carl Willey (4–2) Gene Conley (6–5) None 9,768 29–49
July 7 1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh
79 July 9 (1) Cardinals 11–0 Gene Conley (7–5) Ernie Broglio (3–6) None see 2nd game 30–49
80 July 9 (2) Cardinals 2–6 Larry Jackson (8–7) Robin Roberts (7–8) None 20,282 30–50
81 July 10 Cardinals 7–9 Vinegar Bend Mizell (10–3) Jim Owens (4–8) Lindy McDaniel (10) 6,946 30–51
82 July 11 Cardinals 3–4 Marshall Bridges (3–0) Don Cardwell (2–6) Dean Stone (1) 4,815 30–52
83 July 12 (1) Cubs 6–7 Art Ceccarelli (1–0) Rubén Gómez (1–7) Bill Henry (7) see 2nd game 30–53
84 July 12 (2) Cubs 4–1 Ray Semproch (3–6) Moe Drabowsky (4–7) None 6,519 31–53
July 14 (1) Giants Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[24][25] Makeup: July 16 as a traditional double-header
July 14 (2) Giants Postponed (rain, wet grounds);[24][25] Makeup: August 21 as a traditional double-header
July 15 Giants Postponed (rain);[26] Makeup: August 23 as a traditional double-header
85 July 16 (1) Giants 6–4 Robin Roberts (8–8) Jack Sanford (7–9) None see 2nd game 32–53
86 July 16 (2) Giants 0–1 Johnny Antonelli (14–4) Gene Conley (7–6) None 22,159 32–54
87 July 17 Dodgers 3–2 Jim Owens (5–8) Roger Craig (4–1) None 16,686 33–54
88 July 18 Dodgers 5–2 Don Cardwell (3–6) Danny McDevitt (8–7) None 8,132 34–54
89 July 19 (1) Dodgers 4–8 Clem Labine (4–8) Ray Semproch (3–7) None see 2nd game 34–55
90 July 19 (2) Dodgers 3–2 (6) Taylor Phillips (1–4) Johnny Podres (8–6) None 25,114 35–55
91 July 21 @ Pirates 4–2 Robin Roberts (9–8) Bob Friend (4–12) None 25,960 36–55
92 July 22 @ Pirates 11–4 Gene Conley (8–6) Ron Kline (7–9) None 17,024 37–55
93 July 24 @ Reds 2–1 Jim Owens (6–8) Jay Hook (1–1) Ray Semproch (3) 11,497 38–55
94 July 25 @ Reds 6–3 Don Cardwell (4–6) Joe Nuxhall (3–9) Rubén Gómez (1) 5,068 39–55
95 July 26 (1) @ Reds 2–4 Brooks Lawrence (6–9) Robin Roberts (9–9) None see 2nd game 39–56
96 July 26 (2) @ Reds 6–3 Gene Conley (9–6) Jim O'Toole (2–4) None 15,557 40–56
97 July 28 @ Giants 3–2 Jim Owens (7–8) Stu Miller (4–6) None 15,350 41–56
98 July 29 @ Giants 3–1 Don Cardwell (5–6) Johnny Antonelli (14–6) None 10,865 42–56
99 July 30 @ Giants 2–7 Mike McCormick (10–8) Robin Roberts (9–10) None 10,114 42–57
100 July 31 @ Dodgers 4–5 Don Drysdale (14–6) Gene Conley (9–7) None 21,900 42–58
August (12–21–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
101 August 1 @ Dodgers 3–5 Clem Labine (5–8) Jim Owens (7–9) None 30,536 42–59
102 August 2 @ Dodgers 3–4 Larry Sherry (2–2) Don Cardwell (5–7) None 10,201 42–60
August 3 1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles
103 August 4 @ Cubs 2–1 Robin Roberts (10–10) Bob Anderson (7–8) None 8,348 43–60
104 August 5 @ Cubs 6–4 Gene Conley (10–7) Bill Henry (6–5) Taylor Phillips (1) 9,128 44–60
105 August 6 @ Cubs 2–4 Don Elston (6–4) Humberto Robinson (2–2) None 6,477 44–61
106 August 7 @ Cardinals 1–3 Lindy McDaniel (11–10) Rubén Gómez (1–8) None 8,764 44–62
107 August 8 (1) @ Cardinals 3–4 Bob Miller (1–0) Robin Roberts (10–11) None see 2nd game 44–63
108 August 8 (2) @ Cardinals 4–5 (11) Lindy McDaniel (12–10) Turk Farrell (1–3) None 11,296 44–64
109 August 9 (1) @ Cardinals 8–3 Gene Conley (11–7) Ernie Broglio (6–8) None see 2nd game 45–64
110 August 9 (2) @ Cardinals 4–2 Jim Owens (8–9) Marshall Bridges (4–3) Turk Farrell (4) 20,129 46–64
111 August 11 Pirates 6–4 Don Cardwell (6–7) Bob Friend (4–15) Turk Farrell (5) 12,127 47–64
112 August 12 Pirates 2–6 Harvey Haddix (9–9) Robin Roberts (10–12) None 11,163 47–65
113 August 14 (1) Reds 13–15 Brooks Lawrence (7–10) Turk Farrell (1–4) Jim Brosnan (4) see 2nd game 47–66
114 August 14 (2) Reds 4–5 Willard Schmidt (3–2) Jim Owens (8–10) Don Newcombe (1) 16,922 47–67
115 August 15 Reds 3–8 Joe Nuxhall (7–9) Ray Semproch (3–8) Orlando Peña (4) 3,886 47–68
116 August 16 (1) Reds 8–5 Robin Roberts (11–12) Bob Purkey (10–12) None see 2nd game 48–68
117 August 16 (2) Reds 6–0 Don Cardwell (7–7) Jay Hook (2–3) None 10,921 49–68
118 August 17 Cardinals 4–5 Vinegar Bend Mizell (12–7) Ray Semproch (3–9) Lindy McDaniel (13) 6,178 49–69
119 August 18 Cardinals 2–1 Jim Owens (9–10) Bob Miller (1–2) None 8,641 50–69
120 August 19 (1) Cubs 4–1 Gene Conley (12–7) Glen Hobbie (12–10) None see 2nd game 51–69
121 August 19 (2) Cubs 7–7 (12)[27] None None None 13,611 51–69–1
122 August 20 (1) Cubs 8–5 Rubén Gómez (2–8) Moe Drabowsky (5–10) None see 2nd game 52–69–1
123 August 20 (2) Cubs 4–6 Bob Anderson (10–8) Taylor Phillips (1–5) Bill Henry (11) 7,929 52–70–1
124 August 21 (1) Giants 0–6 Johnny Antonelli (17–7) Robin Roberts (11–13) None see 2nd game 52–71–1
125 August 21 (2) Giants 6–10 Mike McCormick (11–10) Ray Semproch (3–10) Stu Miller (7) 28,164 52–72–1
126 August 22 Giants 1–8 Al Worthington (2–2) Jim Owens (9–11) Gordon Jones (2) 9,888 52–73–1
August 23 (1) Giants Postponed (rain);[28] Makeup: August 27 as a traditional double-header[29][30][31][32]
August 23 (2) Giants Postponed (rain);[28] Makeup: August 27 as a traditional double-header[29][30][31][32]
127 August 24 Dodgers 2–8 Sandy Koufax (7–4) Ed Keegan (0–1) None 10,832 52–74–1
128 August 25 Dodgers 2–5 Johnny Podres (12–7) Robin Roberts (11–14) Larry Sherry (2) 18,140 52–75–1
129 August 27 (1) Giants 7–2 Jim Owens (10–11) Mike McCormick (11–11) None see 2nd game 53–75–1
130 August 27 (2) Giants 2–1 Don Cardwell (8–7) Al Worthington (2–3) Turk Farrell (6) 14,538 54–75–1
131 August 28 @ Pirates 0–9 Vern Law (15–7) Ed Keegan (0–2) None 20,926 54–76–1
132 August 29 @ Pirates 1–11 Bob Friend (8–15) Robin Roberts (11–15) None 9,714 54–77–1
133 August 30 (1) @ Pirates 1–2 Harvey Haddix (11–9) Humberto Robinson (2–3) None see 2nd game 54–78–1
134 August 30 (2) @ Pirates 6–7 (10) Roy Face (17–0) Turk Farrell (1–5) None 20,015 54–79–1
September (10–11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
135 September 1 @ Braves 5–3 Don Cardwell (9–7) Bob Buhl (11–9) None 20,522 55–79–1
136 September 2 @ Braves 11–5 Robin Roberts (12–15) Lew Burdette (18–14) None 18,047 56–79–1
137 September 4 Pirates 3–0 Jim Owens (11–11) Harvey Haddix (11–10) None 13,136 57–79–1
138 September 5 Pirates 6–7 Bob Porterfield (1–2) Turk Farrell (1–6) Bennie Daniels (1) 5,993 57–80–1
139 September 6 Pirates 2–1 Robin Roberts (13–15) Vern Law (15–9) None 9,684 58–80–1
140 September 7 @ Reds 6–4 Rubén Gómez (3–8) Orlando Peña (4–8) None 5,624 59–80–1
141 September 9 @ Dodgers 0–1 Don Drysdale (16–12) Taylor Phillips (1–6) None 13,877 59–81–1
142 September 10 @ Dodgers 0–5 Roger Craig (8–5) Don Cardwell (9–8) None 15,434 59–82–1
143 September 11 @ Giants 1–0 Robin Roberts (14–15) Mike McCormick (11–14) None 22,222 60–82–1
144 September 12 @ Giants 1–9 Sam Jones (20–12) Humberto Robinson (2–4) None 21,133 60–83–1
145 September 13 @ Giants 0–1 Jack Sanford (14–12) Don Cardwell (9–9) Mike McCormick (4) 21,841 60–84–1
146 September 15 @ Cardinals 4–6 Ernie Broglio (7–12) Ed Keegan (0–3) None 5,327 60–85–1
147 September 17 @ Cubs 5–2 Robin Roberts (15–15) Glen Hobbie (15–13) None 598 61–85–1
148 September 18 @ Cubs 4–5 (13) Dave Hillman (7–11) Bob Bowman (0–1) None 971 61–86–1
149 September 19 Braves 3–9 Bob Buhl (14–9) Don Cardwell (9–10) None 17,216 61–87–1
150 September 20 Braves 5–8 Joey Jay (6–10) Robin Roberts (15–16) None 13,202 61–88–1
151 September 22 (1) Reds 3–1 Jim Owens (12–11) Orlando Peña (5–9) None see 2nd game 62–88–1
152 September 22 (2) Reds 3–2 Humberto Robinson (3–4) Bob Purkey (12–18) Jack Meyer (1) 8,533 63–88–1
153 September 25 @ Braves 6–3 Jack Meyer (5–3) Lew Burdette (21–15) None 24,912 64–88–1
154 September 26 @ Braves 2–3 Warren Spahn (21–15) Robin Roberts (15–17) None 23,763 64–89–1
155 September 27 @ Braves 2–5 Bob Buhl (15–9) Jim Owens (12–12) Don McMahon (15) 48,642 64–90–1
^[a] The second game on April 26 was protested by the Pirates in the top of the first inning.[33][34] The protest was later denied.[35][36]
^[b] The second game on May 10 was suspended (Sunday curfew[37][38]) in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score 4–6 and was completed July 21, 1959.[39]
  •   Phillies win
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  •   Phillies tie
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  • Bold: Phillies team member
Source:[40]

Roster

1959 Philadelphia Phillies
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 Carl Sawatski 74 198 58 .293 9 43
1B Ed Bouchee 136 499 142 .285 15 74
2B Sparky Anderson 152 477 104 .218 0 34
SS Joe Koppe 126 422 110 .261 7 28
3B Gene Freese 132 400 107 .268 23 70
LF Harry Anderson 142 508 122 .240 14 63
CF Richie Ashburn 153 564 150 .266 1 20
RF Wally Post 132 468 119 .254 22 94

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
Dave Philley 99 254 74 .291 7 37
Willie Jones 47 160 43 .269 7 24
Valmy Thomas 66 140 28 .200 1 7
Chico Fernández 45 123 26 .211 0 3
Harry Hanebrink 57 97 25 .258 1 7
Joe Lonnett 43 93 16 .172 1 10
Bob Bowman 57 79 10 .127 2 5
Granny Hamner 21 64 19 .297 2 6
Solly Drake 67 62 9 .145 0 3
Jim Hegan 25 51 10 .196 0 8
Jim Bolger 35 48 4 .083 0 1
John Easton 3 3 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
Robin Roberts 35 257.1 15 17 4.27 137
Jim Owens 31 221.1 12 12 3.21 135
Gene Conley 25 180.0 12 7 3.00 102
Don Cardwell 25 153.0 9 10 4.06 106

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
Ray Semproch 30 111.2 3 10 5.40 54
Rubén Gómez 20 72.1 3 8 6.10 37
Chris Short 3 14.1 0 0 8.16 8
Seth Morehead 3 10.0 0 2 9.90 8
Ed Keegan 3 9.0 0 3 18.00 3

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
Jack Meyer 47 5 3 1 3.36 71
Turk Farrell 38 1 6 6 4.74 31
Taylor Phillips 32 1 4 1 5.00 35
Humberto Robinson 31 2 4 0 3.33 32
Curt Simmons 7 0 0 0 4.50 4
Jim Hearn 6 0 2 0 5.73 1
Bob Bowman 5 0 1 0 6.00 0
Al Schroll 3 1 1 0 8.68 4
Freddy Rodríguez 1 0 0 0 13.50 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Kerby Farrell
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Frank Lucchesi
A Asheville Tourists Sally League Clyde McCullough
B Des Moines Demons Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Chuck Kress
C Bakersfield Bears California League Paul Owens
D Johnson City Phillies Appalachian League Eddie Lyons
D Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Charlie Gassaway
D Elmira Pioneers New York–Penn League Andy Seminick

Notes

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  7. ^ Rubén Gómez at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Rip Repulski at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ John Anderson at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ "Phils Drop Bengough as Coach". New York Times. April 12, 1959.
  11. ^ Bobby Del Greco at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Gary Kroll at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Jim Bolger at Baseball Reference
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