1958 Season News

Cleveland Indian Vic Power became the first American League player since 1927 to steal home twice in the same game. The crafty first baseman first stole home in the eighth inning, then again in the tenth giving the Indians a 10-9 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Boston's Ted Williams hit the 17th grand slam of his career (along with a three-run home run) during an 11-8 win over the Detroit Tigers on July 29th. The bases-loaded-round-tripper tied the Red Sox slugger for 2nd place with Babe Ruth and moved him within six of the all-time leader, Lou Gehrig.

On August 28th, Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox set an unbelievable Major League mark for consecutive games without striking out after completing his 98th outing without a single "K".

Tragedy struck the Los Angeles Dodgers after catcher Roy Campanella was involved in a serious auto accident on Long Island. Although he survived suffering a broken neck, his spinal column was nearly severed and his legs were permanently paralyzed.

Milwaukee Braves ace Warren Spahn became the first lefty to win twenty or more games, nine times, after beating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 on September 13th. (Eddie Plank and Lefty Grove, each won twenty games, eight times).

Starting this season, all American League hitters were required to wear batting helmets.
1958 American League
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 92-62 -
Chicago White Sox 82-72 10.0
Boston Red Sox 79-75 13.0
Cleveland Indians 77-76 14.5
Detroit Tigers 77-77 15.0
Baltimore Orioles 74-79 17.5
Kansas City Athletics 73-81 19.0
Washington Senators 61-93 31.0
1958 National League
Team Record GB
Milwaukee Braves 92-62 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 84-70 8.0
San Francisco Giants 80-74 12.0
Cincinnati Redlegs 76-78 16.0
St. Louis Cardinals 72-82 20.0
Chicago Cubs 72-82 20.0
Los Angeles Dodgers 71-83 21.0
Philadelphia Phillies 69-85 23.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Yankees 92 62 0.597 759 4.93 577 3.75 164 116 0.268 0.335 0.416 3.22 557 796 0.978 182
Chicago White Sox 82 72 0.532 634 4.12 615 3.99 101 152 0.257 0.324 0.367 3.61 515 751 0.981 160
Boston Red Sox 79 75 0.513 697 4.53 691 4.49 155 121 0.256 0.337 0.400 3.92 521 695 0.976 172
Cleveland Indians 77 76 0.503 694 4.54 635 4.15 161 123 0.258 0.322 0.403 3.73 604 766 0.974 171
Detroit Tigers 77 77 0.500 659 4.28 606 3.94 109 133 0.266 0.326 0.389 3.59 437 797 0.982 140
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 0.484 521 3.41 575 3.76 108 106 0.241 0.307 0.350 3.40 403 749 0.980 159
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 0.474 642 4.17 713 4.63 138 150 0.247 0.306 0.381 4.15 467 721 0.979 166
Washington Senators 61 93 0.396 553 3.59 747 4.85 121 156 0.240 0.305 0.357 4.53 558 762 0.980 163
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 675 4.38 541 3.51 167 125 0.266 0.327 0.412 3.21 426 773 0.980 152
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 0.545 662 4.30 607 3.94 134 123 0.264 0.316 0.410 3.56 470 679 0.978 173
San Francisco Giants 80 74 0.519 727 4.72 698 4.53 170 166 0.263 0.330 0.422 3.98 512 775 0.975 156
Cincinnati Redlegs 76 78 0.494 695 4.51 621 4.03 123 148 0.258 0.330 0.389 3.73 419 705 0.983 148
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 619 4.02 704 4.57 111 158 0.261 0.329 0.380 4.12 567 822 0.975 163
Chicago Cubs 72 82 0.468 709 4.60 725 4.71 182 142 0.265 0.327 0.426 4.22 619 805 0.975 161
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 83 0.461 668 4.34 761 4.94 172 173 0.251 0.316 0.402 4.47 606 855 0.975 198
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 0.448 664 4.31 762 4.95 124 148 0.266 0.336 0.400 4.32 446 778 0.978 136