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1956 Baltimore Orioles season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1956 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 69–85 (.448)
League place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger, Clarence Miles
General manager(s) Paul Richards
Manager(s) Paul Richards
Local television WMAR-TV/WAAM/WBAL-TV
Local radio WCBM
(Ernie Harwell, Chuck Thompson, Bailey Goss)
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The 1956 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 69 wins and 85 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Cleveland Indians 88 66 .571 9
Chicago White Sox 85 69 .552 12
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 13
Detroit Tigers 82 72 .532 15
Baltimore Orioles 69 85 .448 28
Washington Senators 59 95 .383 38
Kansas City Athletics 52 102 .338 45

Record vs. opponents

1956 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 6–16 9–13 5–17 13–9 15–7 9–13 12–10
Boston 16–6 14–8 13–9–1 12–10 12–10 8–14 9–13
Chicago 13–9 8–14 15–7 13–9 14–8 9–13 13–9
Cleveland 17–5 9–13–1 7–15 11–11 17–5 10–12 17–5
Detroit 9–13 10–12 9–13 11–11 16–6 12–10 15–7–1
Kansas City 7–15 10–12 8–14 5–17 6–16 4–18 12–10
New York 13–9 14–8 13–9 12–10 10–12 18–4 17–5
Washington 10–12 13–9 9–13 5–17 7–15–1 10–12 5–17


Notable transactions

Roster

1956 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Chuck Diering 50 97 18 .186 1 4
Joe Frazier 45 74 19 .257 1 12
Tom Gastall 32 56 11 .196 0 4

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Erv Palica 29 116.1 4 11 4.49 62
Fred Besana 7 17.2 1 0 5.60 7
Charlie Beamon 2 13 2 0 1.38 14
Ron Moeller 4 8.2 0 1 4.15 2

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Lefty O'Doul
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Joe Schultz
A Columbus Foxes Sally League Skeeter Newsome
B Lubbock Hubbers/Texas City Texans Big State League Bill Krueger and Jay Haney
C Phoenix Stars Arizona–Mexico League Bill Capps
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League George Staller
D Thomson Orioles Georgia State League Barney Lutz and Enid Drake
D Paris Orioles Sooner State League Jimmy Adair and Barney Lutz

Lubbock franchise transferred to Texas City and renamed, July 8, 1956

Notes

  1. ^ Ed Lopat at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ List of athletes who have died in plane crashes
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats18.shtml
  4. ^ Billy Loes at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Dave Philley at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Morrie Martin at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Joe Ginsberg at Baseball-Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1956 Baltimore Orioles team at Baseball-Reference
  • 1956 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com


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