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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1958

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1958 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Milwaukee Braves NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Bob Turley Babe Ruth Award – Elston Howard Awards – Major League Cy...

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1958 – The Philadelphia Phillies acquire infielder Sparky Anderson from the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder Rip Repulski and two other players. Anderson won’t do much as a player, but will win three World Championships as a manager.

1958 – The Philadelphia Phillies acquire infielder Sparky Anderson from the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder Rip Repulski and two other players. Anderson won’t do much as a player, but will win three World Championships as a manager.

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Jackie Jensen (.286, 35, 122), breaking New York’s four-year stronghold on the award, is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player. The outcome is unexpected as the Red Sox fleet outfielder played on a non-contender, unlike runner-up Bob Turley, who pitched for the World Champion Yankees.

Jackie Jensen (.286, 35, 122), breaking New York’s four-year stronghold on the award, is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player. The outcome is unexpected as the Red Sox fleet outfielder played on a non-contender, unlike runner-up Bob Turley, who pitched for the World Champion Yankees.

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The Phillies, hoping to fill the National League void in the Big Apple caused by the departure of the Giants and Dodgers to the west coast, drop any plans for 1959 broadcasts into New York City. The team’s reversal takes place when the Yankees threaten to air Bronx Bombers contests in Philadelphia.

The Phillies, hoping to fill the National League void in the Big Apple caused by the departure of the Giants and Dodgers to the west coast, drop any plans for 1959 broadcasts into New York City. The team’s reversal takes place when the Yankees threaten to air Bronx Bombers contests in Philadelphia.

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Phillies trade future 24 game winner Jack Sanford

In one of the worst trades in franchise history, the Philadelphia Phillies send P Jack Sanford to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for P Ruben Gómez and C Valmy Thomas. Sanford, who slipped in his sophomore year, will win 24 games for the Giants in 1962, including 16 in a row, while leading his team to the National League pennant.

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The Cleveland Indians send 2B Bobby Avila to the Baltimore Orioles for P Russ Heman and cash. Cleveland also trades 1B Vic Wertz and OF Gary Geiger to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for OF Jimmy Piersall.

The Cleveland Indians send 2B Bobby Avila to the Baltimore Orioles for P Russ Heman and cash. Cleveland also trades 1B Vic Wertz and OF Gary Geiger to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for OF Jimmy Piersall.

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The American League announces Opening Day will be on April 9th, the earliest date the Junior Circuit has ever started the regular season. After President Eisenhower throws out the ceremonial first pitch, the Senators will go on to beat the Orioles, 9-2, in the traditional opener played in Washington D.C.’s Griffith Stadium.

The American League announces Opening Day will be on April 9th, the earliest date the Junior Circuit has ever started the regular season. After President Eisenhower throws out the ceremonial first pitch, the Senators will go on to beat the Orioles, 9-2, in the traditional opener played in Washington D.C.’s Griffith Stadium.

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Jackie Jensen (.286, 35, 122), breaking New York’s four-year stronghold on the award, is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player. The outcome is unexpected as the Red Sox fleet outfielder played on a non-contender, unlike runner-up Bob Turley, who pitched for the World Champion Yankees.

Jackie Jensen (.286, 35, 122), breaking New York’s four-year stronghold on the award, is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player. The outcome is unexpected as the Red Sox fleet outfielder played on a non-contender, unlike runner-up Bob Turley, who pitched for the World Champion Yankees.

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The American League announces the A’s will play a league record 52 night games during the upcoming season. Kansas City will end the campaign 19 games behind New York and finish in seventh place, but will the team compile a stellar 43-34, record in home games next year.

The American League announces the A’s will play a league record 52 night games during the upcoming season. Kansas City will end the campaign 19 games behind New York and finish in seventh place, but will the team compile a stellar 43-34, record in home games next year.

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On Candlestick Point, an area in which the rocks resembled candlesticks, construction begins on the Giants’ new ballpark in San Francisco. The transplanted team will play their games at Seals Stadium until a new ballpark on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay is ready.

On Candlestick Point, an area in which the rocks resembled candlesticks, construction begins on the Giants’ new ballpark in San Francisco. The transplanted team will play their games at Seals Stadium until a new ballpark on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay is ready.

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The Associated Press names Danny Murtaugh as its major league Manager of Year. In his first full year in the Pirates’ dugout, the team improves by 22 games, 14 games over .500, finishing in second place, eight games behind Milwaukee.

The Associated Press names Danny Murtaugh as its major league Manager of Year. In his first full year in the Pirates’ dugout, the team improves by 22 games, 14 games over .500, finishing in second place, eight games behind Milwaukee.

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Willie Mays makes his first appearance in New York since the Giants moved to San Francisco when his barnstorming NL All-Stars beat Mickey Mantle’s American League All-Stars, 6-2. Before the game, the ‘Say Hey Kid,’ who thrills the Yankee Stadium crowd of 21,129 with a 4-for-5 day at the plate, bests ‘The Mick’ in a home run hitting contest, 2-1.

Willie Mays makes his first appearance in New York since the Giants moved to San Francisco when his barnstorming NL All-Stars beat Mickey Mantle’s American League All-Stars, 6-2. Before the game, the ‘Say Hey Kid,’ who thrills the Yankee Stadium crowd of 21,129 with a 4-for-5 day at the plate, bests ‘The Mick’ in a home run hitting contest, 2-1.

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In Game 7, the Yankees beat the defending World champion Braves in Milwaukee’s County Stadium, 6-2, for their eighteenth title, the club’s seventh in the past decade. The Bronx Bombers become only the second team, the first being the 1925 Pirates, to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-seven Fall Classic.

In Game 7, the Yankees beat the defending World champion Braves in Milwaukee’s County Stadium, 6-2, for their eighteenth title, the club’s seventh in the past decade. The Bronx Bombers become only the second team, the first being the 1925 Pirates, to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-seven Fall Classic.

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A Tokyo schoolboy star named Sadaharu Oh is signed by the Yomiuri Giants for a bonus of Y13,000,000 (about $55,000). Oh will become one of the most famous players of all time, setting many world hitting records.

A Tokyo schoolboy star named Sadaharu Oh is signed by the Yomiuri Giants for a bonus of Y13,000,000 (about $55,000). Oh will become one of the most famous players of all time, setting many world hitting records.

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Richie Ashburn clinches the batting title, going 3 for 4 to finish at .3495. Willie Mays .3466

1958 – In the Phillies’ 6 – 4, 10-inning win at Pittsburgh, Richie Ashburn clinches the batting title, going 3 for 4 to finish at .3495. Willie Mays, leading off in San Francisco’s win over St. Louis, is 3 for 5 to finish at .3466. Dave Philley sets a major-league record for consecutive pinch hits when he doubles in the 7th for his 8th straight pinch hit. Peanuts Lowrey had seven straight pinch hits in 1952.

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Solly Hemus is traded to St. Louis by the Phillies in exchange for utility infielder Gene Freese. The 36 year-old former Redbird will become the Cardinals’ player-manager for the next three seasons, compiling a 190-192 record.

Solly Hemus is traded to St. Louis by the Phillies in exchange for utility infielder Gene Freese. The 36 year-old former Redbird will become the Cardinals’ player-manager for the next three seasons, compiling a 190-192 record.

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On the last day of the season, Gus Triandos steals his first and only base of his 13-year major league career, swiping the bag off off rookie pitcher Zach Monroe and third-string catcher Darrell Johnson, who are playing to give the Yankees regular battery a day off before the upcoming Fall Classic. The 28 year-old Orioles backstop will play a record 1,206 games consecutive games without ever being caught stealing a base.

On the last day of the season, Gus Triandos steals his first and only base of his 13-year major league career, swiping the bag off off rookie pitcher Zach Monroe and third-string catcher Darrell Johnson, who are playing to give the Yankees regular battery a day off before the upcoming Fall Classic. The 28 year-old Orioles backstop will play a record 1,206 games consecutive games without ever being caught stealing a base.

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Red Sox outfielder, going 7-for-11 to end the season, Ted Williams becomes the first 40 year-old to lead the league in hitting and wins his sixth and final batting title. The ‘Splendid Splinter’s’ .328 batting average beats out his teammate Pete Runnels, who goes 0-for-4 today and ends up the campaign with a .322 mark.

Red Sox outfielder, going 7-for-11 to end the season, Ted Williams becomes the first 40 year-old to lead the league in hitting and wins his sixth and final batting title. The ‘Splendid Splinter’s’ .328 batting average beats out his teammate Pete Runnels, who goes 0-for-4 today and ends up the campaign with a .322 mark.

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On the last day of the season, Dave Philley establishes a big-league record by getting his eighth consecutive pinch hit. The seventh inning run-producing double helps the Phillies beat the Pirates at Forbes Field, 6-4.

On the last day of the season, Dave Philley establishes a big-league record by getting his eighth consecutive pinch hit. The seventh inning run-producing double helps the Phillies beat the Pirates at Forbes Field, 6-4.

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1958 – The Red Sox drill a 9 – 5 win over Washington as Pete Runnels and Ted Williams each have three hits, but Ted has two less at bats to move ahead in the batting race. The two sluggers hit back-to-back home runs in the 4th, off John Romonosky.

1958 – The Red Sox drill a 9 – 5 win over Washington as Pete Runnels and Ted Williams each have three hits, but Ted has two less at bats to move ahead in the batting race. The two sluggers hit back-to-back home runs in the 4th, off John Romonosky.

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After today’s doubleheader sweep of the Senators, Red Sox teammates Ted Williams and Pete Runnels are exactly tied for the American League batting leadership at .32258. Williams is 130 for 403, while Runnels is 180 for 558. Williams is 2 for 3 in the opener, with a home run, then sits in the second game. Runnels is 2 for 9 on the afternoon. The Nats lose, 6 – 4 and 3 – 1, to run their loss streak to 11.

After today’s doubleheader sweep of the Senators, Red Sox teammates Ted Williams and Pete Runnels are exactly tied for the American League batting leadership at .32258. Williams is 130 for 403, while Runnels is 180 for 558. Williams is 2 for 3 in the opener, with a home run, then sits in the second game. Runnels is 2 for 9 on the afternoon. The Nats lose, 6 – 4 and 3 – 1, to run their loss streak to 11.

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