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1956 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1New York Yankees*1549757.630--Casey Stengel$0Mickey Mantle (1,169)Tom Sturdivant (1.18)
    2Cleveland Indians1548866.5719.0Al Lopez$0Vic Wertz (874)Herb Score (1.17)
    3Chicago White Sox1548569.55212.0Marty Marion$0Minnie Minoso (950)Dick Donovan (1.16)
    4Boston Red Sox1548470.54513.0Pinky Higgins$0Ted Williams (1,084)Tom Brewer (1.28)
    5Detroit Tigers1548272.53215.0Bucky Harris$0Charlie Maxwell (948)Steve Gromek (1.34)
    6Baltimore Orioles1546985.44828.0Paul Richards$0Bob Nieman (940)Hal Brown (1.18)
    7Washington Senators I1545995.38338.0Chuck Dressen$0Jim Lemon (851)Chuck Stobbs (1.33)
    8Kansas City Athletics15452102.33845.0Lou Boudreau$0Harry Simpson (837)Wally Burnette (1.27)
    Playoffs Summary
    TeamPlayoff Notes
    New York YankeesWon World Series (Dodgers)
    1956 American League Batting Totals
    TeamWLGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Baltimore Orioles6985154509057112421983491515394256172522308431133.244.317.3506671781
    Boston Red Sox84701545349780147326145139752281972768925416846153.275.359.4197782241
    Chicago White Sox85691545286776141221843128726703361965875308656130.267.341.3977382100
    Cleveland Indians88661545148712125619923153677403268176440358138110.244.330.3817111960
    Detroit Tigers82721545364789149420950150745432664361828305850133.279.353.4207732253
    Kansas City Athletics521021545256619132520441112584403047972520316737127.252.313.3706831947
    New York Yankees97571545312857143319355190788513761575530408236102.270.343.4347772306
    Washington Senators I59951545202652130219862112612373469087741427535142.250.336.3777131960
    1956 American League Pitching Totals
    TeamWLERAGCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Baltimore Orioles69854.201543882413611242571635915617251.328.210.603.714.79
    Boston Red Sox84704.1715450820139814737806471397276891.579.480.894.684.44
    Chicago White Sox85693.73154651113138914127765751286196581.469.150.834.014.26
    Cleveland Indians88663.32154671624138412567125111536817641.408.170.994.434.97
    Detroit Tigers82724.0615462915137914947896221506436181.559.750.984.204.03
    Kansas City Athletics521024.8615430318137013256197401124797251.328.700.743.154.76
    New York Yankees97573.6315450935138214338575571906157551.489.331.244.014.92
    Washington Senators I59955.3315436118136913026528111126908771.468.560.744.545.77


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