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1956 National 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.
  • Normally, qualification for pct statistics is 1 IP per team game or 3.1 plate appearances per team game. TBC uses 2.2 plate appearances and 0.75 innings per team game for Minor Leagues.
  • 1956 National League Awards
    AwardWinners
    National League Most Valuable PlayerDon Newcombe
    National League Rookie of the YearFrank Robinson
    1956 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Thomas157
    2Stan Musial156
    3Johnny Temple154
    4Richie Ashburn154
    5Del Ennis153
    6Gil Hodges153
    7Hank Aaron153
    8Jim Gilliam153
    9Frank Robinson152
    10Willie Mays152
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Temple632
    2Del Ennis630
    3Richie Ashburn628
    4Hank Aaron609
    5Gus Bell603
    6Ken Boyer595
    7Jim Gilliam594
    8Stan Musial594
    9Frank Thomas588
    10Don Blasingame587
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Robinson122
    2Duke Snider112
    3Hank Aaron106
    4Eddie Mathews103
    5Jim Gilliam102
    6Willie Mays101
    7Stan Lopata96
    8Don Blasingame94
    9Richie Ashburn94
    10Wally Post94
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron200
    2Richie Ashburn190
    3Stan Musial184
    4Ken Boyer182
    5Johnny Temple180
    6Jim Gilliam178
    7Gus Bell176
    8Willie Mays171
    9Roberto Clemente169
    10Frank Robinson166
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron34
    2Duke Snider33
    3Stan Lopata33
    4Stan Musial33
    5Gus Bell31
    6Carl Furillo30
    7Ken Boyer30
    8Roberto Clemente30
    9Gil Hodges29
    10Frank Robinson27
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bill Bruton15
    2Hank Aaron14
    3Lee Walls11
    4Wally Moon11
    5Danny O'Connell9
    6Dee Fondy9
    7Ernie Banks8
    8Jim Gilliam8
    9Marv Blaylock8
    10Richie Ashburn8
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Duke Snider43
    2Frank Robinson38
    3Joe Adcock38
    4Eddie Mathews37
    5Wally Post36
    6Willie Mays36
    7Ted Kluszewski35
    8Gil Hodges32
    9Stan Lopata32
    10Gus Bell29
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Musial109
    2Joe Adcock103
    3Ted Kluszewski102
    4Duke Snider101
    5Ken Boyer98
    6Del Ennis95
    7Eddie Mathews95
    8Stan Lopata95
    9Hank Aaron92
    10Dale Long91
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Willie Mays40
    2Jim Gilliam21
    3Bill White15
    4Johnny Temple14
    5Pee Wee Reese13
    6Jackie Robinson12
    7Wally Moon12
    8Richie Ashburn10
    9Dee Fondy9
    10Solly Drake9
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Willie Mays10
    2Ernie Banks9
    3Jim Gilliam9
    4Wally Moon9
    5Bill White8
    6Don Blasingame8
    7Dee Fondy7
    8Bill Bruton6
    9Elmer Valo6
    10Roberto Clemente6
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Duke Snider99
    2Jim Gilliam95
    3Willie Jones92
    4Eddie Mathews91
    5Wally Moon80
    6Richie Ashburn79
    7Danny O'Connell76
    8Gil Hodges76
    9Roy McMillan76
    10Stan Lopata75
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wally Post124
    2Duke Snider101
    3Frank Robinson95
    4Stan Lopata93
    5Gil Hodges91
    6Eddie Mathews86
    7Joe Adcock86
    8Marv Blaylock86
    9Dale Long85
    10Lee Walls83
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Robinson20
    2Ray Jablonski7
    3Rip Repulski7
    4Solly Hemus7
    5Bobby Del Greco6
    6Frank Thomas5
    7Johnny Logan5
    8Richie Ashburn5
    9Roy McMillan5
    10Bill White4
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Duke Snider26
    2Ted Kluszewski22
    3Willie Mays20
    4Ernie Banks18
    5Eddie Mathews17
    6Carl Furillo15
    7Del Crandall15
    8Hobie Landrith15
    9Roy Campanella15
    10Stan Musial15
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Logan31
    2Bill Bruton18
    3Dick Groat17
    4Johnny Temple17
    5Danny O'Connell16
    6Pee Wee Reese15
    7Gene Baker13
    8Bob Friend11
    9Joe Adcock11
    10Lew Burdette11
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dale Long11
    2Dee Fondy10
    3Stan Lopata9
    4Bill Bruton8
    5Hank Aaron7
    6Stan Musial7
    7Frank Thomas6
    8Ray Jablonski6
    9Roy McMillan6
    10Del Crandall5
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Carl Furillo27
    2Frank Thomas22
    3Hank Aaron21
    4Roy Campanella20
    5Stan Musial19
    6Don Mueller18
    7Ken Boyer18
    8Stan Lopata17
    9Duke Snider16
    10Gil Hodges16
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron340
    2Duke Snider324
    3Willie Mays322
    4Frank Robinson319
    5Stan Musial310
    6Gus Bell302
    7Ken Boyer294
    8Eddie Mathews286
    9Stan Lopata286
    10Ernie Banks285
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Richie Ashburn719
    2Johnny Temple712
    3Jim Gilliam701
    4Stan Musial682
    5Del Ennis672
    6Frank Robinson668
    7Gus Bell666
    8Don Blasingame665
    9Hank Aaron660
    10Duke Snider652
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron.328
    2Roberto Clemente.311
    3Stan Musial.310
    4Ken Boyer.306
    5Richie Ashburn.303
    6Ted Kluszewski.302
    7Jim Gilliam.300
    8Wally Moon.298
    9Ernie Banks.297
    10Willie Mays.296
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Duke Snider.399
    2Jim Gilliam.399
    3Wally Moon.390
    4Stan Musial.386
    5Richie Ashburn.384
    6Willie Jones.383
    7Frank Robinson.379
    8Eddie Mathews.373
    9Willie Mays.369
    10Roy McMillan.366
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Duke Snider.598
    2Joe Adcock.597
    3Frank Robinson.558
    4Hank Aaron.558
    5Willie Mays.557
    6Ted Kluszewski.536
    7Stan Lopata.535
    8Ernie Banks.530
    9Stan Musial.522
    10Eddie Mathews.518
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Duke Snider997
    2Frank Robinson937
    3Joe Adcock934
    4Willie Mays926
    5Hank Aaron923
    6Stan Musial908
    7Ted Kluszewski898
    8Eddie Mathews891
    9Ernie Banks888
    10Stan Lopata888
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Gilliam2.436
    2Stan Musial1.923
    3Willie Jones1.878
    4Danny O'Connell1.810
    5Richie Ashburn1.756
    6Wally Moon1.600
    7Ted Kluszewski1.581
    8Johnny Temple1.450
    9Roy McMillan1.407
    10Dick Groat1.400
    1956 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Newcombe27
    2Johnny Antonelli20
    3Warren Spahn20
    4Brooks Lawrence19
    5Lew Burdette19
    6Robin Roberts19
    7Bob Buhl18
    8Bob Friend17
    9Curt Simmons15
    10Hersh Freeman14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Roberts18
    2Ron Kline18
    3Bob Friend17
    4Ruben Gomez17
    5Vern Law16
    6Al Worthington14
    7Sam Jones14
    8Tom Poholsky14
    9Vinegar Bend Mizell14
    10Johnny Antonelli13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Face68
    2Hersh Freeman64
    3Hoyt Wilhelm64
    4Clem Labine62
    5Turk Lown61
    6Larry Jackson51
    7Bob Friend49
    8Bob Miller49
    9Brooks Lawrence49
    10Jim Davis46
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Friend42
    2Ron Kline39
    3Robin Roberts37
    4Don Newcombe36
    5Johnny Antonelli36
    6Lew Burdette35
    7Warren Spahn35
    8Bob Buhl33
    9Vinegar Bend Mizell33
    10Bob Rush32
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Roberts22
    2Warren Spahn20
    3Bob Friend19
    4Don Newcombe18
    5Lew Burdette16
    6Johnny Antonelli15
    7Curt Simmons14
    8Bob Buhl13
    9Bob Rush13
    10Murry Dickson12
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette6
    2Don Newcombe5
    3Johnny Antonelli5
    4Bob Friend4
    5Murry Dickson3
    6Sal Maglie3
    7Vinegar Bend Mizell3
    8Warren Spahn3
    9Bob Buhl2
    10Harvey Haddix2
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Clem Labine47
    2Hersh Freeman47
    3Turk Lown47
    4Hoyt Wilhelm38
    5Roy Face34
    6Larry Jackson26
    7Ernie Johnson23
    8Don Bessent21
    9Nellie King21
    10Jackie Collum20
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Clem Labine19
    2Hersh Freeman18
    3Turk Lown13
    4Don Bessent9
    5Larry Jackson9
    6Hoyt Wilhelm8
    7Dave Jolly7
    8Jackie Collum7
    9Marv Grissom7
    10Windy McCall7
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Friend314.1
    2Robin Roberts297.1
    3Warren Spahn281.1
    4Don Newcombe268
    5Ron Kline264
    6Johnny Antonelli258.1
    7Lew Burdette256.1
    8Bob Rush239.2
    9Brooks Lawrence218.2
    10Bob Buhl216.2
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Roberts328
    2Bob Friend310
    3Ron Kline263
    4Warren Spahn249
    5Lew Burdette234
    6Johnny Antonelli225
    7Don Newcombe219
    8Johnny Klippstein219
    9Vern Law218
    10Bob Rush210
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Roberts155
    2Bob Friend137
    3Ron Kline110
    4Vern Law110
    5Brooks Lawrence109
    6Ruben Gomez108
    7Johnny Klippstein103
    8Warren Hacker103
    9Bob Rush101
    10Don Newcombe101
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Roberts147
    2Bob Friend121
    3Ruben Gomez100
    4Ron Kline99
    5Brooks Lawrence97
    6Johnny Klippstein96
    7Vern Law94
    8Don Newcombe91
    9Carl Erskine88
    10Warren Hacker87
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Roberts46
    2Don Newcombe33
    3Bob Rush30
    4Warren Hacker28
    5Tom Poholsky27
    6Brooks Lawrence26
    7Johnny Klippstein26
    8Ron Kline26
    9Bob Friend25
    10Carl Erskine25
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Jones115
    2Bob Buhl105
    3Vinegar Bend Mizell92
    4Joe Nuxhall87
    5Roger Craig87
    6Bob Friend85
    7Johnny Klippstein82
    8Ron Kline81
    9Turk Lown78
    10Willard Schmidt78
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Jones176
    2Bob Friend166
    3Robin Roberts157
    4Harvey Haddix154
    5Vinegar Bend Mizell153
    6Johnny Antonelli145
    7Don Newcombe139
    8Warren Spahn128
    9Ron Kline125
    10Joe Nuxhall120
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ed Roebuck10
    2Ron Kline10
    3Lindy McDaniel8
    4Vern Law8
    5Hal Jeffcoat7
    6Murry Dickson7
    7Roger Craig7
    8Warren Spahn7
    9Bob Rush6
    10Carl Erskine6
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sandy Koufax2
    2Bob Buhl1
    3Bob Miller1
    4Hersh Freeman1
    5Johnny Klippstein1
    6Larry Jackson1
    7Mike McCormick1
    8Nellie King1
    9Ray Crone1
    10Roger Craig1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette2.71
    2Warren Spahn2.79
    3Johnny Antonelli2.86
    4Sal Maglie2.87
    5Don Newcombe3.06
    6Murry Dickson3.08
    7Gene Conley3.13
    8Bob Rush3.19
    9Bob Buhl3.32
    10Curt Simmons3.36
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Newcombe0.99
    2Warren Spahn1.07
    3Sal Maglie1.08
    4Bob Rush1.12
    5Lew Burdette1.12
    6Johnny Antonelli1.16
    7Murry Dickson1.18
    8Harvey Haddix1.21
    9Robin Roberts1.24
    10Tom Poholsky1.25
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sal Maglie7.26
    2Don Newcombe7.35
    3Sam Jones7.38
    4Vinegar Bend Mizell7.41
    5Roger Craig7.64
    6Johnny Antonelli7.85
    7Bob Buhl7.88
    8Bob Rush7.88
    9Warren Spahn7.98
    10Murry Dickson8.04
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hal Jeffcoat0.63
    2Johnny Antonelli0.70
    3Bob Friend0.72
    4Gene Conley0.74
    5Bob Buhl0.75
    6Art Fowler0.76
    7Curt Simmons0.77
    8Lew Burdette0.77
    9Warren Spahn0.80
    10Joe Nuxhall0.81
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Roberts1.21
    2Don Newcombe1.54
    3Warren Spahn1.67
    4Art Fowler1.77
    5Lew Burdette1.83
    6Tom Poholsky1.95
    7Bob Rush2.21
    8Vern Law2.25
    9Ray Crone2.33
    10Warren Hacker2.36
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Jones8.38
    2Harvey Haddix6.70
    3Vinegar Bend Mizell6.59
    4Joe Nuxhall5.37
    5Al Worthington5.15
    6Sal Maglie5.09
    7Johnny Antonelli5.06
    8Murry Dickson5.01
    9Roger Craig4.93
    10Bob Friend4.76
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Robin Roberts3.925
    2Don Newcombe3.022
    3Harvey Haddix2.800
    4Warren Spahn2.462
    5Art Fowler2.457
    6Tom Poholsky2.159
    7Lew Burdette2.115
    8Sal Maglie2.077
    9Bob Friend1.953
    10Johnny Antonelli1.933


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