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1956 Pittsburgh Pirates season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1956 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas P. Johnson, Branch Rickey (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Bobby Bragan
Local television none
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Dick Bingham
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The 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 75th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise, the 70th in the National League. The Pirates finished seventh in the league standings with a record of 66–88.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 93 61 0.604 52–25 41–36
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 1 47–29 45–33
Cincinnati Redlegs 91 63 0.591 2 51–26 40–37
St. Louis Cardinals 76 78 0.494 17 43–34 33–44
Philadelphia Phillies 71 83 0.461 22 40–37 31–46
New York Giants 67 87 0.435 26 37–40 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 88 0.429 27 35–43 31–45
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 33 39–38 21–56


Record vs. opponents

1956 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 16–6 11–11 10–12 14–8 13–9 13–9 16–6
Chicago 6–16 6–16–1 9–13 7–15 13–9 10–12–1 9–13–1
Cincinnati 11–11 16–6–1 9–13 14–8 11–11 17–5 13–9
Milwaukee 12–10 13–9 13–9 17–5 10–12 14–8–1 13–9
New York 8–14 15–7 8–14 5–17 11–11 13–9 7–15
Philadelphia 9–13 9–13 11–11 12–10 11–11 7–15 12–10
Pittsburgh 9–13 12–10–1 5–17 8–14–1 9–13 15–7 8–14–1
St. Louis 6–16 13–9–1 9–13 9–13 15–7 10–12 14–8–1


Game log

1956 Game Log: 66–88 (Home: 35–43; Away: 31–45)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1956 Pittsburgh Pirates
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
3B Frank Thomas 157 588 166 .282 25 80
CF Bill Virdon 133 509 170 .334 8 37

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
Bobby Del Greco 14 20 4 .200 2 3
Toby Atwell 12 18 2 .111 0 3

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
Dick Littlefield 6 12.2 0 0 4.26 10

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
Roy Face 68 12 13 6 3.52 96
Luis Arroyo 18 3 3 0 4.71 17
Red Swanson 9 0 0 0 10.03 5
Lino Donoso 3 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Clay Hopper
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Andy Cohen
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League John Fitzpatrick
A Lincoln Chiefs Western League Larry Shepard
B Waco Pirates Big State League Monty Basgall
B Kinston Eagles Carolina League Jack Paepke and Tex Taylor
C Douglas Copper Kings Arizona–Mexico League Jerry Gardner
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Al Kubski
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Buck Elliott
D Dublin Irish Georgia State League Robert Clark, Wilbur Caldwell and Wayne Wallace
D Brunswick Pirates Georgia–Florida League Frank Oceak
D Clinton Pirates Midwest League Stan Wentzel

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lincoln

Notes

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ Bill Virdon at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dick Rand at Baseball Reference

References

  • 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • 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.
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