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1956 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 52-102 .338
Rank: 8th in American League
Run Differential: 619-831 -212
Manager(s): Lou Boudreau
General Manager:
Location:
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 1,015,154 8/16
Playoffs:
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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
14Joe AstrothC331301
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0000000100100.077.077.077154.000.000.083----114
11Mike BaxesSS25106924
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3
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1
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501181501402.226.339.302641.075.236.2560.83106.032128
1Clete Boyer2B191291528
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3
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1
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411112411202.217.279.279558.062.147.2602.18129.036142
9,53George BrunetP212000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
23Wally BurnetteP273922
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0000001900500.051.075.051126.000.026.0679.00--245
36Moe BurtschyP34801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
19Art CeccarelliP263000002001200000.000.250.000250.000.333.0002.00--04
16Glenn CoxP257000000000400001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
15Walt CraddockP242000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
24Jack CrimianP302245
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0000003600501.227.320.227547.000.136.3132.00--530
2Joe DeMaestriSS2743441101
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16
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1
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6
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3933257332338.233.273.316589.083.141.2652.9272.3137465
28Art DitmarP2791513
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001
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40132400400.143.170.176346.033.055.1828.0091.01698
39Carl DuserP233100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
4Jim Finigan2B-3B272502954
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7
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2
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2131302811546.216.296.284580.068.196.2320.93125.071289
9Joe GinsbergC291951548
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8
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1211231703027.246.323.313636.067.185.2630.74195.061220
37Tom GormanP313922
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00020042200100.051.140.051191.000.103.1185.50--244
39Johnny GrothOF292442263
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3
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5
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3712303102249.258.335.398733.139.258.2741.0348.897280
26Bill HarringtonP287000000001100200.000.125.000125.000.143.0001.00--010
17Troy HerriageP252513
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00010021700200.120.185.120305.000.080.3758.50--329
6Spook Jacobs2B30971321
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0054115501304.216.321.247568.031.216.2280.33--24115
20Alex KellnerP313026
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00020031000301.200.273.200473.000.100.3003.33--636
18,23Lou KretlowP353312
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00000041900400.061.162.061223.000.121.1434.75--241
23Tom LasordaP281301
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0000000400001.077.077.077154.000.000.111----113
10Hector Lopez3B2656191153
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3
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69456373338413.273.344.428772.155.266.2851.1631.2240636
14Jack McMahanP2314000000000700000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
31Dave MeltonOF27301
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0000000000000.333.333.333666.000.000.333----13
6Al PilarcikOF252392860
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2292303201212.251.333.351684.100.255.2751.0759.884272
36Jim PisoniOF263048
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002
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5002800012.267.303.467770.200.267.2864.0015.01433
8Rance Pless1B3085423
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0901101310005.271.347.329676.059.165.3191.30--2895
25Arnie PortocarreroP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
7Vic Power1B-2B2853077164
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6322241612315.309.339.447786.138.183.2990.6737.9237558
34Bill RennaOF31481213
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02
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51031000001.271.314.458772.188.271.3063.3324.02251
25Eddie Robinson1B351721334
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1200262021117.198.302.273575.076.227.2120.7786.047200
26,34Jose SantiagoP27512
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0000000100100.400.400.400800.000.000.500----26
21Bobby ShantzP302222
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001002400201.091.167.136303.045.136.1112.00--326
38Harry SimpsonOF3054376159
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22
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11
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21
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105234782181519.293.346.490836.197.282.3101.7425.9266596
35Lou SkizasOF242973994
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39311517012313.316.346.485831.168.226.3051.1327.0144317
33Enos SlaughterOF402233762
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3
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2310292011116.278.360.395755.117.251.2970.69111.588254
32Hal SmithC251421539
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241131200032.275.284.408692.134.155.2824.0071.058148
22Tim ThompsonC322682173
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2724172321014.272.315.347662.075.131.2941.35268.093286
35Elmer ValoOF35912
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0002001100010.222.273.222495.000.111.2221.00--211
30Gus ZernialOF332723661
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12
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016
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4420336642025.224.306.445751.221.349.2342.0017.0121307
Batting Totals20625256619132520441112584403047972520316737127.252.313.370683.118.211.2721.5146.919475839
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
12Bill Bradford34009.0010001022222100001.509.009.004.500.000.00
17Troy Herriage251136.643116107010313583761664592001.9311.801.405.595.160.92
20Alex Kellner31744.30201750309110349441533441001.4810.081.473.234.301.33
18,23Lou Kretlow35495.292520303011812175701774613001.649.151.295.604.610.82
23Tom Lasorda28046.20185007145403831645287001.898.001.209.005.600.62
14Jack McMahan23054.79239008061694033731131001.6110.021.024.501.890.42
25Arnie Portocarrero240110.1331001089992720002.0010.132.257.882.250.29
26,34Jose Santiago27128.189500102136262081791002.4114.733.276.953.680.53
21Bobby Shantz30274.37452102691019551491237671001.318.471.073.305.971.81
26Bill Harrington28226.39231008137402727326143101.749.470.716.163.320.54
37Tom Gorman319103.8452131023317116883732368562101.388.841.213.582.950.82
39Carl Duser23119.00220000614660250002.6721.000.003.007.502.50
9,53George Brunet21007.006100109108711150002.3310.001.0011.005.000.45
23Wally Burnette27682.901814414012111548391339543101.278.550.972.904.021.38
36Moe Burtschy34313.98210009043412219630182001.658.581.266.283.770.60
19Art Ceccarelli26017.2032000010131383421001.7011.702.703.601.800.50
16Glenn Cox25024.303310002315111122262001.615.870.788.612.350.27
15Walt Craddock24027.00220000997711082002.119.001.0010.008.000.80
24Jack Crimian30485.515470016312912987791949592001.389.001.333.424.121.20
28Art Ditmar2712224.43443414261254254141125301081265001.439.001.063.834.461.17
19Bob Spicer310022.5020000026551100003.5027.004.504.500.000.00
Pitching 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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