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1956 Boston Red Sox season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1956 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record84–70 (.545)
League place4th (13 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Yawkey
General manager(s)Joe Cronin
Manager(s)Pinky Higgins
Local televisionWBZ-TV, Ch. 4 and WNAC-TV, Ch. 7
Local radioWHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Bob Murphy)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1956 Boston Red Sox season was the 56th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 84 wins and 70 losses, 13 games behind the New York Yankees, who went on to win the 1956 World Series.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 57 0.630 49–28 48–29
Cleveland Indians 88 66 0.571 9 46–31 42–35
Chicago White Sox 85 69 0.552 12 46–31 39–38
Boston Red Sox 84 70 0.545 13 43–34 41–36
Detroit Tigers 82 72 0.532 15 37–40 45–32
Baltimore Orioles 69 85 0.448 28 41–36 28–49
Washington Senators 59 95 0.383 38 32–45 27–50
Kansas City Athletics 52 102 0.338 45 22–55 30–47


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


Opening Day lineup

10 Billy Goodman 2B
11 Frank Malzone 3B
  9 Ted Williams LF
  4 Jackie Jensen RF
  6 Mickey Vernon 1B
37 Jimmy Piersall CF
24 Don Buddin SS
22 Sammy White C
18 Frank Sullivan     P

Roster

1956 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
C Sammy White 114 392 96 .245 5 44
1B Mickey Vernon 119 403 125 .310 15 84
2B Billy Goodman 105 399 117 .293 2 38
SS Don Buddin 114 377 90 .239 5 37
3B Billy Klaus 135 520 141 .271 7 59
LF Ted Williams 136 400 138 .345 24 82
CF Jim Piersall 155 601 176 .293 14 87
RF Jackie Jensen 151 578 182 .315 20 97

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
Dick Gernert 106 306 89 .291 16 68
Ted Lepcio 83 284 74 .261 15 51
Pete Daley 59 187 50 .267 5 29
Milt Bolling 45 118 25 .212 3 8
Frank Malzone 27 103 17 .165 2 11
Norm Zauchin 44 84 18 .214 2 11
Gene Stephens 104 63 17 .270 1 7
Faye Throneberry 24 50 11 .220 1 3
Gene Mauch 7 25 8 .320 0 1
Billy Consolo 48 11 2 .182 0 1
Grady Hatton 5 5 2 .400 0 2
Marty Keough 3 2 0 .000 0 1

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
Tom Brewer 32 244.1 19 9 3.50 127
Frank Sullivan 34 242 14 7 3.42 116
Willard Nixon 23 145.1 9 8 4.21 74
Mel Parnell 21 131.1 7 6 3.77 41
Bob Porterfield 25 126 3 12 5.14 53

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
Dave Sisler 39 142.1 9 8 4.62 93
Ike Delock 48 128.1 13 7 4.21 105
George Susce 21 69.2 2 4 6.20 26
Frank Baumann 7 24.2 2 1 3.28 18
Rudy Minarcin 3 9.2 1 0 2.79 5

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
Tom Hurd 40 3 4 5 5.33 34
Leo Kiely 23 2 2 3 5.17 9
Fritz Dorish 15 0 2 0 3.57 11
Johnny Schmitz 2 0 0 0 0.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open San Francisco Seals Pacific Coast League Eddie Joost and Joe Gordon
AA Oklahoma City Indians Texas League Rudy Laskowski, Ray Cash and Jodie Beeler
A Albany Senators Eastern League Sheriff Robinson
B Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Eddie Popowski
C San Jose JoSox California League Dick Whitman
D Lafayette Red Sox Midwest League Len Okrie
D Lexington Red Sox Nebraska State League Danny Doyle
D Corning Red Sox PONY League Elmer Yoter

[3]

Notes

  1. ^ Mickey Vernon at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Ed Mayer at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References


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