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1958 – Juan Agosto is born in Rio Piedras, PR. The rubber-armed lefty lasts 13 seasons in the bigs, including five as an Astro. Agosto’s career year is 1988 when he compiles a 10-2 record with four saves and a 2.26 ERA. 

1958 – Juan Agosto is born in Rio Piedras, PR. The rubber-armed lefty lasts 13 seasons in the bigs, including five as an Astro. Agosto’s career year is 1988 when he compiles a 10-2 record with four saves and a 2.26 ERA. 

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1958 – Bill Dawley is born in Norwich, CT. A surprise 1983 All-Star in his rookie year, Dawley compiles a 22-13 record with 21 saves and a 2.71 ERA during his three seasons as an Astro. His last four years are spent kicking around with the Cubs, Cardinals, Phillies and Athletics.

1958 – Bill Dawley is born in Norwich, CT. A surprise 1983 All-Star in his rookie year, Dawley compiles a 22-13 record with 21 saves and a 2.71 ERA during his three seasons as an Astro. His last four years are spent kicking around with the Cubs, Cardinals, Phillies and Athletics.

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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 – Rickey Henderson is born in Chicago, Illinois. Henderson will break into the major leagues with the Oakland Athletics in 1979, and will go on to become one of the greatest leadoff men in history before being elected to the Hall of Fame in 2009.

1958 – Rickey Henderson is born in Chicago, Illinois. Henderson will break into the major leagues with the Oakland Athletics in 1979, and will go on to become one of the greatest leadoff men in history before being elected to the Hall of Fame in 2009.

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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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The Dodgers trade Gino Cimoli to the Cardinals in exchange for former Rookie of the Year Wally Moon and right-hander Phil Paine. The club’s new outfielder will quickly become known for his ‘Moon Shots,’ 250+ foot high fly balls to left field at the LA’s Memorial Coliseum which clear the 40-foot-high screen for home runs.

The Dodgers trade Gino Cimoli to the Cardinals in exchange for former Rookie of the Year Wally Moon and right-hander Phil Paine. The club’s new outfielder will quickly become known for his ‘Moon Shots,’ 250+ foot high fly balls to left field at the LA’s Memorial Coliseum which clear the 40-foot-high screen for home runs.

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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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1958 – The New York Yankees’ Bob Turley pitches 6 2/3 shutout innings in relief to beat the Milwaukee Braves, 6 – 2, for the World Series title. New York becomes the first team since 1925 to win the World Series after being down 3 games to 1.

1958 – The New York Yankees’ Bob Turley pitches 6 2/3 shutout innings in relief to beat the Milwaukee Braves, 6 – 2, for the World Series title. New York becomes the first team since 1925 to win the World Series after being down 3 games to 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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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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