The 1959 New York Yankees season was the 57th season for the team in New York and its 59th overall. The team finished in third place in the American League with a record of 79–75….15 games behind the Chicago White Sox. The Yanks were managed by Casey Stengel….playing their home games at Yankee Stadium. Prior to 1959 season: Elvio Jiménez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees. On April 13, 1959, Bobby Del Greco was purchased from the Yankees by the Philadelphia Phillies.…on May 26, 1959….Johnny Kucks, Tom Sturdivant, and Jerry Lumpe were traded by the Yankees to the Kansas City Athletics for Ralph Terry and Héctor López.…and on September 11, 1959….Enos Slaughter was selected off waivers from the Yankees by the Milwaukee Braves.