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1956 Washington Senators season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1956 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Calvin Griffith (majority owner, with Thelma Griffith Haynes)
General manager(s)Calvin Griffith
Manager(s)Chuck Dressen
Local televisionWTTG
Local radioWWDC (FM)
(Arch McDonald, Bob Wolff)
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The 1956 Washington Senators won 59 games, lost 95, and finished in seventh place in the American League. They were managed by Chuck Dressen and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 18, 1956: Umpire Ed Rommell was the first umpire to wear glasses in a major league game. The game was played between the Senators and the New York Yankees.[3]

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


Opening Day lineup

  1 Eddie Yost 3B
32 Dick Tettelbach    LF
30 Whitey Herzog RF
  2 Roy Sievers 1B
  5 Pete Runnels 2B
10 Lou Berberet C
  3 Karl Olson CF
36 José Valdivielso SS
27 Camilo Pascual P

Roster

1956 Washington Senators
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
SS José Valdivielso 90 246 58 .236 4 29

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
Karl Olson 106 313 77 .246 4 22

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
Ted Abernathy 5 30.1 1 3 4.15 18

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 Brodowski 7 17.2 0 3 9.17 8

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
Tex Clevenger 20 0 0 0 5.40 17

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Red Marion and Max Carey
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Cal Ermer
A Charlotte Hornets Sally League Rollie Hemsley
B Hobbs Sports Southwestern League Pat Stasey
C Thibodaux Senators Evangeline League Bill Dossey
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama–Florida League Bill Brightwell
D Superior Senators Nebraska State League Ray Baker
D Erie Senators PONY League Johnny Welaj

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Thibodaux[4]

Notes

  1. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Whitey Herzog page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 43, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

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