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1958 Baseball Season

More 1958 Baseball Season Highlights

Below are more highlights from the 1958 baseball season, including Mickey Mantle's amazing stats and a record low in errors by the Reds:

  • Willie Mays leads National League in runs (121) and steals (31).

  • Richie Ashburn tops majors in hits (215), triples (13), and BA (.350), and leads the National League in walks (97) and OBP (.441).

  • Rookie Orlando Cepeda tops National League in doubles (38), and hits .312 with 25 homers and 96 RBI.

  • Giant Stu Miller leads the National League in ERA (2.47).

  • Mickey Mantle leads the American League in homers (42), runs (127), runs produced (182), total bases (307), and walks (129).

  • Reds make just 100 errors to set a new major league record.

  • Yankee Ryne Duren tops the American League with 20 saves and fans 87 in 75-2/3 innings.

  • Turley leads the American League in wins (21) and win pct. (.750), and ties in CGs (19).

  • Warren Spahn tops National League in CGs (23) and innings (290), and ties for lead in win pct. (.667).

  • On August 14, Cleveland's Vic Power steals home twice in a game; he steals a total of three bases all season.

  • Sam Jones of St. Louis becomes the first National League pitcher to fan 200 or more batters since 1941, as he Ks 225.

  • The Braves set an major league record when they're caught stealing just eight times all year (in only 34 attempts.)

  • The A's post their highest win pct. while in Kansas City-.474.

  • Pittsburgh's Dick Stuart, "Dr. Strangeglove," leads the National League first basemen in errors despite playing only 64 games in the field.

  • Lee MacPhail, son of Larry, becomes Baltimore's GM and president.

  • Gwen Verdon and Tab Hunter star in Damn Yankees.

  • Cards trade Wally Moon and Phil Paine to LA for Gino Cimoli.

  • KC trades Woodie Held and Vic Power to Cleveland for Roger Maris, Dick Tomanek, and Preston Ward.

  • Washington sends Pete Runnels to Boston for Norm Zauchin and Albie Pearson.

  • Detroit ships Billy Martin and Al Cicotte to Cleveland for Don Mossi, Ray Narleski, and Ossie Alvarez.

  • Washington sends Eddie Yost and two other players to Detroit for Reno Bertoia and two others.

  • Pittsburgh's Elroy Face leads the National League in saves with 20.

  • Milwaukee's Carlton Willey heads the National League in shutouts with just four.

  • Cleveland's Rocky Colavito leads the majors in SA (.620) and is
    second in homers (41) and RBI (113).

  • Fox tops the American League in hits with 187.

  • Detroit's Harvey Kuenn leads the majors in doubles with 39.

  • Luis Aparicio again leads the American League in steals (29).

  • Chicago's Early Wynn tops the American League in Ks with 179.

  • Every team in the National League bats between .251 and .266.

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