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1959 Milwaukee Braves

From BR Bullpen


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Record: 86-70-1, Finished 2nd in National League (1959 NL)

General Manager: John Quinn (To Jan. 13th); John McHale Sr.

Managed by Fred Haney

Coaches: John Fitzpatrick, Billy Herman, George Susce and Whit Wyatt

Team Captain: Del Crandall

Ballpark: County Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1959 Milwaukee Braves, looking to secure their third straight National League pennant, finished tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers after 154 games. A three-game playoff was needed to determine the league champs, and the Dodgers won it, two games to none, to move on to the 1959 World Series.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Associated Press: "Braves Name McHale, Tiger General Manager, to Same Post at Milwaukee", New York Times, January 26, 1959
  • Lew Freedman: Hard-Luck Harvey Haddix and the Greatest Game Ever Lost, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7864-4124-2
  • Gregory H. Wolf Del Crandall SABR