1956 Kansas City Athletics season

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1956 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arnold Johnson
Manager(s) Lou Boudreau
Local television none
Local radio KMBC
(Merle Harmon, Larry Ray)
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The 1956 Kansas City Athletics season, the team's 56th in the American League and second in Kansas City, involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 52 wins and 102 losses, 45 games behind the World Champion New York Yankees.

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 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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

[8]

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

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
Cox, GlennGlenn Cox 3 23.1 0 2 4.24 6

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
Lasorda, TommyTommy Lasorda 18 45.1 0 4 6.15 28

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
Bradford, BillBill Bradford 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Nick Cullop
A Columbia Gems Sally League Hank Biasatti
B Abilene Blue Sox Big State League Al Evans
C Crowley Millers Evangeline League Vince Plumbo
C Pocatello Bannocks Pioneer League Joe Lutz and Lou Stringer
D Fitzgerald A's Georgia–Florida League Red Treadway
D Grand Island Athletics Nebraska State League Art Mazmanian
D Seminole Oilers Sooner State League Burl Storie

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Seminole

References

  1. ^ a b Tommy Lasorda page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Lee Wheat page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnny Groth page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Marion Fricano page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Lou Skizas page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Joe Ginsberg page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/KCA/1956.shtml

External links

  • 1956 Kansas City Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1956 Kansas City Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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