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1955 Major League Baseball season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1955 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 11 – October 4, 1955
Number of games154
Number of teams16
TV partner(s)NBC, CBS
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Yogi Berra (NYY)
NL: Roy Campanella (BKN)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsBrooklyn Dodgers
  NL runners-upMilwaukee Braves
World Series
ChampionsBrooklyn Dodgers
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
World Series MVPJohnny Podres (BKN)
 MLB seasons

The 1955 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 11 to October 4, 1955. It featured 16 teams, eight in the National League and eight in the American League, with each team playing a 154-game schedule. In the World Series the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees 4 games to 3.

For the third consecutive season, a franchise changed homes as the Philadelphia Athletics moved to Kansas City and played their home games at Municipal Stadium.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 3
  NL Brooklyn Dodgers 4

Awards and honors

A ticket from the game where Sandy Koufax earned his first major league win on August 27, 1955.
A ticket from the game where Sandy Koufax earned his first major league win on August 27, 1955.

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Al Kaline DET .340 Richie Ashburn PHI .338
HR Mickey Mantle NYY 37 Willie Mays NYG 51
RBI Ray Boone DET
Jackie Jensen BOS
116 Duke Snider BKN 136
Wins Whitey Ford NYY
Bob Lemon CLE
Frank Sullivan BOS
18 Robin Roberts PHI 23
ERA Billy Pierce CHW 1.97 Bob Friend PIT 2.83
SO Herb Score CLE 245 Sam Jones CHC 198
SV Ray Narleski CLE 19 Jack Meyer PHI 16
SB Jim Rivera CHW 25 Bill Bruton MIL 25

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Paul Richards
Boston Red Sox Pinky Higgins
Chicago White Sox Marty Marion
Cleveland Indians Al López
Detroit Tigers Fred Hutchinson
Kansas City Athletics Lou Boudreau
New York Yankees Casey Stengel
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

Team Manager Comments
Brooklyn Dodgers Walter Alston
Chicago Cubs Stan Hack
Cincinnati Reds Birdie Tebbetts
Milwaukee Braves Charlie Grimm
New York Giants Leo Durocher
Philadelphia Phillies Mayo Smith
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Haney
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Stanky and Harry Walker

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Milwaukee Braves[1] 85 -4.5% 2,005,836 -5.9% 26,050
New York Yankees[2] 96 -6.8% 1,490,138 1.0% 19,352
Kansas City Athletics[3] 63 23.5% 1,393,054 357.2% 18,330
Cleveland Indians[4] 93 -16.2% 1,221,780 -8.5% 15,867
Boston Red Sox[5] 84 21.7% 1,203,200 29.2% 15,426
Detroit Tigers[6] 79 16.2% 1,181,838 9.4% 15,349
Chicago White Sox[7] 91 -3.2% 1,175,684 -4.5% 15,269
Brooklyn Dodgers[8] 98 6.5% 1,033,589 1.3% 13,423
Philadelphia Phillies[9] 77 2.7% 922,886 24.9% 11,986
Chicago Cubs[10] 72 12.5% 875,800 17.1% 11,374
Baltimore Orioles[11] 57 5.6% 852,039 -19.7% 10,785
St. Louis Cardinals[12] 68 -5.6% 849,130 -18.3% 11,028
New York Giants[13] 80 -17.5% 824,112 -28.7% 10,432
Cincinnati Redlegs[14] 75 1.4% 693,662 -1.5% 9,009
Pittsburgh Pirates[15] 60 13.2% 469,397 -1.3% 6,259
Washington Senators[16] 53 -19.7% 425,238 -15.6% 5,523

See also

References

  1. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  14. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  15. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.

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