1958 Baseball Season Highlights
- The Yanks reel off their fourth straight American League championship.
- The Braves repeat as pennant-winners in the National League.
- The Yanks take the 1958 World Series in seven games and are first team since 1925 Pirates to win after trailing three games to one.
- Whitey Ford tops the American League in ERA (2.01) and shutouts (seven).
Whitey Ford leads the
American League in ERA
- In the 1958 World Series, Bob Turley wins two of last three Yankees victories and saves the third, all in the space of four days.
- Yankee Hank Bauer leads all 1958 World Series hitters with ten hits, four homers, and eight RBI.
- Milwaukee's Billy Bruton has top BA among Series regulars (.412).
- Warren Spahn wins two of three starts for Braves in the 1958 World Series, losing game six 4-3 in ten innings.
- The Dodgers and Giants move to LA and San Francisco, respectively.
- Ernie Banks is the 1958 National League MVP.
- Boston's Jackie Jensen is the 1958 American League MVP.
- Turley wins Cy Young Award and is second in American League MVP vote.
- San Francisco's Orlando Cepeda is unanimous choice as the 1958 National League's top rookie.
- Washington's Albie Pearson wins the 1958 American League ROTY and is the first winner from a last-place team.
- Roy Campanella's career ends when he's left paralyzed by a car crash.
- Phillie Richie Ashburn is the second player on a last-place team to win the National League bat title (.350).
- Banks tops National League in homers (47), RBI (129), total bases (379), runs produced (201), and SA (.614).
- Banks sets major league records for most homers and highest SA by a shortstop.
- Spahn and Pittsburgh's Bob Friend tie for major league lead with 22 wins.
- Ashburn ties the National League record by leading outfielders in chances for ninth time.
- White Sox Billy Pierce loses perfect game when Washington's Ed Fitzgerald doubles with two out in the ninth.
- Nellie Fox plays a major league record 98 consecutive games without fanning.
- Ted Williams wins an American League bat crown (.328) at age 40.
- American League wins All-Star Game 4-3 in Baltimore; game features no extra-base hits.
- Gold Glove selections made for first time in both leagues.
- On April 15, the Giants defeat the Dodgers in the first West Coast game in major league history.
- On Sept. 20, Oriole Hoyt Wilhelm wins first game as a starting pitcher when he no-hits the Yankees.
- On June 15, 18-year-old Von McDaniel of the Cards debuts with two-hit shutout of Dodgers.
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