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The 1958 season of the American League was the fifty-eighth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

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 New York Yankees 155 92 62 1 .594 -.- 759 (4.90) 577 (3.72) 0.268 0.335 0.416 3.22 0.978
2 Chicago White Sox 155 82 72 1 .529 10.0 634 (4.09) 615 (3.97) 0.257 0.324 0.367 3.61 0.981
3 Boston Red Sox 155 79 75 1 .510 13.0 697 (4.50) 691 (4.46) 0.256 0.337 0.400 3.92 0.976
4 Cleveland Indians 153 77 76 0 .503 14.5 694 (4.54) 635 (4.15) 0.258 0.322 0.403 3.73 0.974
5 Detroit Tigers 154 77 77 0 .500 15.0 659 (4.28) 606 (3.94) 0.266 0.326 0.389 3.59 0.982
6 Baltimore Orioles 154 74 79 1 .481 17.5 521 (3.38) 575 (3.73) 0.241 0.307 0.350 3.40 0.980
7 Kansas City Athletics 156 73 81 2 .468 19.0 642 (4.12) 713 (4.57) 0.247 0.306 0.381 4.15 0.979
8 Washington Senators 156 61 93 2 .391 31.0 553 (3.54) 747 (4.79) 0.240 0.305 0.357 4.53 0.980

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Nellie Fox
Frank Malzone
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
155
At Bats Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox 627
Runs Scored Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 127
Hits Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 187
Doubles Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers 39
Triples Vic Power Kansas City Athletics/Cleveland Indians 10
Home Runs Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 42
Total Bases Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 307
Runs Batted In Jackie Jensen Boston Red Sox 122
Stolen Bases Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox 29
Caught Stealing Minnie Minoso Cleveland Indians 14
Walks Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 129
Intentional Base-on-Balls Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 13
Hit by Pitch Minnie Minoso Cleveland Indians 15
Strikeouts Jim Lemon
Mickey Mantle
Washington Senators
New York Yankees
120
Sacrifice Hits Billy Martin Detroit Tigers 13
Sacrifice Flies Frank Bolling
Hector Lopez
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Athletics
9
Grounded into Double Plays Hector Lopez Kansas City Athletics 23
Batting Average Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.328
On-Base Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.458
Slugging Percentage Rocky Colavito Cleveland Indians 0.620
On-Base plus Slugging Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 1.042
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 188

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bob Turley New York Yankees 21
Losses Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 18
Win-Loss Percentage Dick Hyde Washington Senators 0.769
Appearances Tex Clevenger Washington Senators 55
Games Started Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 37
Complete Games Frank Lary
Billy Pierce
Bob Turley
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
19
Shutouts Whitey Ford New York Yankees 7
Games Finished Dick Hyde Washington Senators 44
Saves Ryne Duren New York Yankees 20
Innings Pitched Frank Lary Detroit Tigers 260.1
Batters Faced Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 1112
Hits Allowed Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 277
Home Runs Allowed Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 38
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bob Turley New York Yankees 128
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ray Narleski Cleveland Indians 10
Hit Batsmen Frank Lary Detroit Tigers 12
Strikeouts Early Wynn Chicago White Sox 179
Wild Pitches Dick Tomanek Cleveland Indians/Kansas City Athletics 9
Balks Jim Bunning
Ray Moore
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
3
Runs Allowed Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 133
Earned Runs Allowed Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 122
Earned Run Average Whitey Ford New York Yankees 2.01
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Whitey Ford New York Yankees 1.076

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the twenty-fifth midsummer classic at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, July 8, 1958 by a score of 4 to 3. The league's manager was Casey Stengel.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's Milwaukee Braves, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Jackie Jensen, an outfielder with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 233 out of a possible 336 points and 9 first place votes.

The winner of the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball irrespective of league, was Bob Turley of the New York Yankees (AL). In the award's voting, he had 5 out of a possible 16 points and 5 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Albie Pearson, an outfielder with the Washington Senators. In the award's voting, he had 14 out of a possible 24 points and 14 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by sportswriters, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Bobby Shantz New York Yankees
C Sherm Lollar Chicago White Sox
1B Vic Power Kansas City Athletics/Cleveland Indians
2B Frank Bolling Detroit Tigers
3B Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox
SS Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox
LF Norm Siebern New York Yankees
CF Jimmy Piersall Boston Red Sox
RF Al Kaline Detroit Tigers

[edit] 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 American League's Washington Senators defeated the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League by a score of 5 to 4.

[edit] Notable events

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