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1956 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 52-102 .338
Rank: 8th in American League
Run Differential: 619-831 -212
Roster Continuity 71.54% 12/16
Manager(s): Lou Boudreau
General Manager:
Location:
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 1,015,154 8/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ski Melillo
Assistant Coach: Harry Craft
Bullpen Coach: George Susce
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9757.630--
8866.5719.0
8569.55212.0
8470.54513.0
8272.53215.0
6985.44828.0
5995.38338.0
52102.33845.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Hector Lopez3B26   56191153
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3
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18
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69456373338413.273.347.428775.155.266.2851.1631.2240639
38Harry SimpsonOF30   54376159
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11
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21
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105234782181519.293.347.490837.197.282.3101.7425.9266597
7Vic Power1B-2B28   53077164
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5
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6322241612315.309.340.447787.138.183.2990.6737.9237559
2Joe DeMaestriSS27   43441101
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6
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3933257332338.233.277.316593.083.141.2652.9272.3137468
35Lou SkizasOF24   2973994
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3
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39311517012313.316.346.485831.168.226.3051.1327.0144317
30Gus ZernialOF33   2723661
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016
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4420336642025.224.315.445760.221.349.2342.0017.0121311
22Tim ThompsonC32   2682173
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2724172321014.272.319.347666.075.131.2941.35268.093288
4Jim Finigan2B-3B27   2502954
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2131302811546.216.298.284582.068.196.2320.93125.071290
39Johnny GrothOF29   2442263
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3712303102249.258.335.398733.139.258.2741.0348.897280
6Al PilarcikOF25   2392860
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2292303201212.251.333.351684.100.255.2751.0759.884272
33Enos SlaughterOF40   2233762
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2310292011116.278.362.395757.117.251.2970.69111.588255
9Joe GinsbergC29   1951548
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1211231703027.246.323.313636.067.185.2630.74195.061220
25Eddie Robinson1B35   1721334
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1200262021117.198.308.273581.076.227.2120.7786.047202
32Hal SmithC25   1421539
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241131200032.275.284.408692.134.155.2824.0071.058148
1Clete Boyer2B19   1291528
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411112411202.217.284.279563.062.147.2602.18129.036143
11Mike BaxesSS25   106924
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501181501402.226.339.302641.075.236.2560.83106.032128
6Spook Jacobs2B30   971321
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0054115501304.216.321.247568.031.216.2280.33--24115
28Art DitmarP27   91513
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40132400400.143.170.176346.033.055.1828.0091.01698
8Rance Pless1B30   85423
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0901101310005.271.354.329683.059.165.3191.30--2896
34Bill RennaOF31   481213
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51031000001.271.314.458772.188.271.3063.3324.02251
23Wally BurnetteP27   3922
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0000001900500.051.075.051126.000.026.0679.00--245
37Tom GormanP31   3922
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00020042200100.051.140.051191.000.103.1185.50--244
18,23Lou KretlowP35   3312
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00000041900400.061.162.061223.000.121.1434.75--241
20Alex KellnerP31   3026
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00020031000301.200.273.200473.000.100.3003.33--636
36Jim PisoniOF26   3048
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5002800012.267.303.467770.200.267.2864.0015.01433
17Troy HerriageP25   2513
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00010021700200.120.185.120305.000.080.3758.50--329
24Jack CrimianP30   2245
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0000003600501.227.320.227547.000.136.3132.00--530
21Bobby ShantzP30   2222
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001002400201.091.167.136303.045.136.1112.00--326
14Jack McMahanP23   14000000000700000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
14Joe AstrothC33   1301
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0000000100100.077.077.077154.000.000.083----114
23Tom LasordaP28   1301
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0000000400001.077.077.077154.000.000.111----113
35Elmer ValoOF35   912
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0002001100010.222.273.222495.000.111.2221.00--211
36Moe BurtschyP34   801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
16Glenn CoxP25   7000000000400001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
26Bill HarringtonP28   7000000001100200.000.125.000125.000.143.0001.00--010
26,34Jose SantiagoP27   512
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0000000100100.400.400.400800.000.000.500----26
19Art CeccarelliP26   3000002001200000.000.250.000250.000.333.0002.00--04
39Carl DuserP23   3100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Dave MeltonOF27   301
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0000000000000.333.333.333666.000.000.333----13
9,53George BrunetP21   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
15Walt CraddockP24   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
25Arnie PortocarreroP24   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals20625256619132520441112584403047972520316737127.252.313.370683.118.211.2721.5146.919475839
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
28Art Ditmar27   12224.43443414261254.1254141125301081265001.439.001.063.834.461.17
37Tom Gorman31   9103.84521310233171.116883732368562101.388.841.213.582.950.82
24Jack Crimian30   485.5154700163129.012987791949592001.389.001.333.424.121.20
23Wally Burnette27   682.9018144140121.111548391339543101.278.550.972.904.021.38
18,23Lou Kretlow35   495.2925203030118.212175701774613001.649.151.295.604.610.82
17Troy Herriage25   1136.6431161070103.013583761664592001.9311.801.405.595.160.92
21Bobby Shantz30   274.3745210269101.19551491237671001.318.471.073.305.971.81
20Alex Kellner31   744.302017503091.210349441533441001.4810.081.473.234.301.33
14Jack McMahan23   054.79239008061.2694033731131001.6110.021.024.501.890.42
23Tom Lasorda28   046.20185007145.1403831645287001.898.001.209.005.600.62
36Moe Burtschy34   313.98210009043.1412219630182001.658.581.266.283.770.60
26Bill Harrington28   226.39231008137.2402727326143101.749.470.716.163.320.54
16Glenn Cox25   024.3033100023.115111122262001.615.870.788.612.350.27
26,34Jose Santiago27   128.1895001021.236262081791002.4114.733.276.953.680.53
19Art Ceccarelli26   017.2032000010.0131383421001.7011.702.703.601.800.50
15Walt Craddock24   027.002200009.197711082002.119.001.0010.008.000.80
9,53George Brunet21   007.006100109.0108711150002.3310.001.0011.005.000.45
25Arnie Portocarrero24   0110.133100108.09992720002.0010.132.257.882.250.29
39Carl Duser23   119.002200006.014660250002.6721.000.003.007.502.50
19Bob Spicer31   0022.502000002.16551100003.5027.004.504.500.000.00
12Bill Bradford34   009.001000102.02222100001.509.009.004.500.000.00
Batting Totals521024.86405154303124181370142483174018767963638301.549.351.234.464.180.94
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tim ThompsonC683283877.9810.00
Joe GinsbergC572382833.9890.00
Hal SmithC371832233.9860.00
Joe AstrothC8195011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Vic Power1B7667162573.9930.00
Eddie Robinson1B4736019943.9770.00
Harry Simpson1B3226915432.9860.00
Rance Pless1B1513770181.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim Finigan2B52114105735.9690.00
Clete Boyer2B5194110631.9710.00
Vic Power2B47122138740.9740.00
Spook Jacobs2B317871526.9680.00
Hector Lopez2B8181827.9470.00
Joe DeMaestri2B20000.0000.00
Mike Baxes2B11110.6670.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hector Lopez3B1211522542623.9400.00
Jim Finigan3B32297097.9170.00
Clete Boyer3B7614031.0000.00
Rance Pless3B5513021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe DeMaestriSS1322104072395.9640.00
Mike BaxesSS62561121017.9440.00
Hector LopezSS447021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Harry SimpsonOF111188372.9650.00
Johnny GrothOF841408031.0000.00
Lou SkizasOF74148940.9750.00
Gus ZernialOF69111921.9840.00
Al PilarcikOF67154941.9760.00
Enos SlaughterOF56105120.9810.00
Bill RennaOF2518110.9500.00
Hector LopezOF2044320.9590.00
Jim PisoniOF924411.9660.00
Vic PowerOF7140001.0000.00
Dave MeltonOF330001.0000.00
Elmer ValoOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack CrimianP5412932211.9621.74
Tom GormanP52171112931.9302.10
Bobby ShantzP45101102022.9372.67
Art DitmarP44254203323.9641.88
Troy HerriageP3110301130.7860.96
Lou KretlowP2511851621.9131.60
Bill HarringtonP233735011.0001.94
Jack McMahanP2361310011.0001.91
Moe BurtschyP2143215021.0003.55
Alex KellnerP209111712.9471.78
Wally BurnetteP1812161612.9571.64
Tom LasordaP18453910.9232.39
Jose SantiagoP92115011.0002.55
George BrunetP6903001.0003.00
Art CeccarelliP31005001.0004.50
Glenn CoxP3230000.0000.00
Arnie PortocarreroP3801001.0001.13
Walt CraddockP2901001.0000.99
Carl DuserP2602001.0003.00
Bob SpicerP2201001.0004.29
Bill BradfordP1201001.0004.50


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