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The following are the baseball events of the year 1958 throughout the world.  


Champions

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Awards and honors

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ted Williams .328 Richie Ashburn .350
HR Mickey Mantle 42 Ernie Banks 47
RBI Jackie Jensen 122 Ernie Banks 129
Wins Bob Turley 21 Bob Friend & Warren Spahn 22
ERA Whitey Ford 2.01 Stu Miller 2.47

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 92 62 .597 --
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 10
Boston Red Sox 79 75 .513 13
Cleveland Indians 77 76 .503 14
Detroit Tigers 77 77 .500 15
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 .484 17.5
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 .474 19
Washington Senators 61 93 .396 31

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 .597 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 .545 8
San Francisco Giants 80 74 .519 12
Cincinnati Reds 76 78 .494 16
Chicago Cubs 72 82 .468 20
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 .468 20
Los Angeles Dodgers 71 83 .461 21
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 .448 23

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  • March 28 - Chuck Klein, 53, slugging right fielder, primarily with the Philadelphia Phillies, who was named the NL's MVP in 1932 and won the Triple Crown one year later; the 7th player to hit 300 home runs, winning four league titles
  • November 21 - Mel Ott, 49, Hall of Fame outfielder and 12-time All-Star for the New York Giants who held National League career record for home runs (511), leading league 6 times
  • November 27 - Harry G. Salsinger, 71, sportswriter for the Detroit News for over 50 years
  • December 8 - Tris Speaker, 70, Hall of Fame center fielder known for spectacular defense as well as superlative batting, becoming the second player to compile over 3,500 hits and posting a .345 career average

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