I posted a teaser about this on Facebook and the big question was “Did the Sox win it all”? Well, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’! With three 20-game winners, the White Sox won it by an astonishing 21 games over the Detroit Tigers.
|September 30 1959||FINAL|
|1||Chicago White Sox||109||45||.708|
|4||New York Yankees||74||80||.481||35|
|5||Boston Red Sox||72||82||.468||37|
|6||Kansas City A’s||72||82||.468||37|
Here’s Chuck’s recap on his replay:
1959 AL in the Books… Chi -Sox await National League Winner
Well, after 8 years and an estimated 45-50 thousand dice rolls, the 1959 American League race is finally over. After aborted attempts in my APBA Season Replay Career of completing the ’69 National League (400 games played), the ’67 American League (400 games played), the ’49 American League (a paltry 200 games played) and even the American League 1959 American League once before back in ’75 with the original ’59 set, when I should have been studying more but that’s another story, I finally know what it feels like to finish a season. It’s been fun, relaxing and interesting!
Once I finally lay down the ’59 dice for good (I still have the last two weeks of the National league plus the World Series to roll/play it will be like saying goodbye to an old friend. I’m giving no time table for finishing these things but I think I will finish these in the next two or three months but who knows?
Let’s see with something like 2400-2500 days passed from my life over the past 8 years and only approximately 1200 games rolled for ’59 only comes out to a 1 game every couple of days. The completion occurred at a veritable snails’ pace for sure compared to others on this and other blogs I know. The pace was comfortable for me it did allow me to stay connected to my wonderful family, three great kids and a wonderful wife. In addition to working full time, I’m also in a 162 substantially face to face league, coach(ed) basketball play Rotisserie league ball and the obligatory fantasy football.
I hand it to those on this blog and others who are able to roll a full season, keep stats, keep a steady job and family, maybe work out once in awhile, read, attend church follow your favorite sport teams and engage in other normal social behaviors and still have time to write about APBA- that’s awesome dedication! My postings are relatively few as you might notice but I’m in the background rolling away when I can. The Chicago White Sox stormed out to a huge lead and were never challenged.
½ game lead
May 31 30-14
5 game lead
June 30 52-20
11 game lead
July 31st 72-27
13 ½ game lead
August 31 94-35
17 ½ games
Final 109- 45
The Sox were led by three astounding performances from their pitching staff:
- Early Wynn 22-5 3.16 (Actual 22-10 3.16) Spot on the ERA!
- Billy Pierce 21-3 2.65 (Actual 14-15 3.62)
- Bob Shaw 20-4 1.59 7 Shutouts (18-6 2.69)
Here are some selected stats from Chuck’s ‘59 AL replay. You can see all of his 1959 AL replay stats in this pdf.
|Aparicio, L.||.291||CWS||Maxwell, C.||29||DET|
|Malzone, F.||97||BOS||Landis, J.||21||CWS|
|Smith, Al||97||CWS||Mantle, M.||17||NYY|
|Wilhelm, H.||2.16||BAL||Pierce, B.||21||CWS|
|Herbert, R.||2.46||KCA||Lary, F.||19||DET|
Congrats, Chuck! Well done! Touch base with us when you finish the NL!