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1956 KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  52-102   .338
Result:   8th in American League
Manager(s):  Lou Boudreau
General Manager:  
Stadium:  Municipal Stadium
Attendance:  1,015,154
Playoffs: Season in progress

Kansas City Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Enos Slaughter (40)
Youngest Player:  Clete Boyer (19)
Longest Tenure:  
Top Hitter:  Harry Simpson (15)
Top Pitcher:  Art Ditmar (14)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  71.54%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
NY Yankees9757.630--
Cleveland8866.5719.0
Chi White Sox8569.55212.0
Boston8470.54513.0
Detroit8272.53215.0
Baltimore6985.44828.0
Washington5995.38338.0
KC Athletics52102.33845.0

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
10Hector Lopezof-3b2226-MLB151561911532731869456373338413.273.347.4280240639438915.6.285
38Harry Simpsonof-1b1530-MLB14154376159221121105234782181519.293.347.4900266597412956.3.310
7Vic Power1b2928-MLB12753077164215146322241612315.309.340.4470237559377936.6.299
2Joe DeMaestriss5927-MLB1334344110116163933257332338.233.277.3160137468350362.8.265
35Lou Skizasof-3b-24-MLB8329739941131139311517012313.316.346.4850144317222536.4.305
30Gus Zernialof7233-MLB1092723661120164420336642025.224.315.4450121311218405.0.234
22Tim Thompsonc-32-MLB92268217313212724172321014.272.319.347093288204334.3.294
4Jim Finigan3b-2b-27-MLB9125029547222131302811546.216.298.284071290212243.0.232
39Johnny Grothof-29-MLB95244226313353712303102249.258.335.398097280198354.8.274
6Al Pilarcikof5125-MLB69239286010142292303201212.251.333.351084272186334.8.275
33Enos Slaughterof-40-MLB91223376214322310292011116.278.362.395088255169375.9.297
9Joe Ginsbergc-29-MLB7119515488111211231703027.246.323.313061220157213.7.263
25Eddie Robinson1b6435-MLB7517213345121200262021117.198.308.273047202147152.8.212
32Hal Smithc7125-MLB371421539922241131200032.275.284.408058148109194.7.282
1Clete Boyer3b-19-MLB671291528311411112411202.217.284.27903614310692.4.260
11Mike Baxesss-2b-25-MLB73106924311501181501402.226.339.30203212889123.7.256
6Spook Jacobs2b-30-MLB3297132130054115501304.216.321.2470241158492.9.228
28Art Ditmarp-27-MLB449151300140132400400.143.170.1760169883-2-0.5.182
8Rance Pless1b-3b-30-MLB4885423310901101310005.271.354.329028966893.7.319
34Bill Rennaof-31-MLB3348121330251031000001.271.314.458022513675.4.306
23Wally Burnettep-27-MLB1839220000001900500.051.075.051024542-3-2.0.067
37Tom Gormanp-31-MLB52392200020042200100.051.140.051024438-4-2.7.118
18,23Lou Kretlowp-35-MLB25331200000041900400.061.162.061024135-3-2.1.143
36Jim Pisoniof-26-MLB1030480025002800012.267.303.467014332543.9.286
20Alex Kellnerp-31-MLB21302600020031000301.200.273.20006362810.5.300
17Troy Herriagep-25-MLB34251300010021700200.120.185.120032924-2-2.0.375
24Jack Crimianp-30-MLB5522450000003600501.227.320.22705302311.5.312
21Bobby Shantzp-30-MLB5122221001002400201.091.167.136032623-1-0.6.111
14Jack McMahanp-23-MLB2314000000000700000.000.000.000001414--.000
23Tom Lasordap-28-MLB1913010000000400001.077.077.077011313--.111
14Joe Astrothc-33-MLB813010000000100100.077.077.077011413-1-1.5.083
35Elmer Valoof-35-MLB99120002001100010.222.273.2220211812.3.222
36Moe Burtschyp-34-MLB218010000000500000.125.125.1250187-1-2.7.333
26Bill Harringtonp-28-MLB237000000001100200.000.125.000001090-1.3.000
16Glenn Coxp-25-MLB37000000000400001.000.000.0000078-1-4.8.000
26,34Jose Santiagop-27-MLB95120000000100100.400.400.400026415.3.500
39Carl Duserp-23-MLB23100000000100000.000.000.0000033--.000
31Dave Meltonof-27-MLB33010000000000000.333.333.333013205.1.333
19Art Ceccarellip-26-MLB33000002001200000.000.250.00000430-2.0.000
9,53George Brunetp-21-MLB62000000000200000.000.000.0000022--.000
15Walt Craddockp-24-MLB22000000000000000.000.000.0000022--.000
25Arnie Portocarrerop-24-MLB31000000000000000.000.000.0000011--.000
Totals: (42 players)1545256619132520441112584403047972520316737127.252.315.3706851947585941926544.2.272

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
28Art Ditmar1427-MLB12224.42443414261254.125414112530108126501.428.991.063.824.460.86--1.20
37Tom Gorman2231-MLB9103.83521310233171.11688373236856211.388.821.213.572.941.21--1.25
24Jack Crimian3430-MLB485.5154700163129.01298779194959201.389.001.333.424.120.83--0.82
23Wally Burnette5827-MLB682.8918144140121.11154839133954311.278.530.962.894.010.72--0.81
18,23Lou Kretlow-35-MLB495.3125203030118.21217570177461301.649.181.295.614.631.21--0.96
17Troy Herriage4125-MLB1136.6431161070103.01358376166459201.9311.801.405.595.161.08--0.61
21Bobby Shantz2730-MLB274.3545210269101.1955149123767101.308.441.073.295.950.55--1.21
20Alex Kellner-31-MLB744.322017503091.21034944153344101.4810.111.473.244.320.75--0.99
14Jack McMahan-23-MLB054.82239008061.269403373113101.6210.071.024.521.902.38--1.35
23Tom Lasorda-28-MLB046.15185007145.140383164528701.887.941.198.935.561.61--1.49
36Moe Burtschy-34-MLB313.95210009043.141221963018201.648.521.256.233.741.67--1.56
26Bill Harrington-28-MLB226.45231008137.240272732614311.759.560.726.213.351.86--0.79
16Glenn Cox-25-MLB024.2433100023.11511112226201.595.790.778.492.313.67--1.19
26,34Jose Santiago-27-MLB128.3195001021.23626208179102.4514.953.327.063.741.89--1.04
19Art Ceccarelli-26-MLB017.2032000010.013138342101.7011.702.703.601.802.00--1.23
15Walt Craddock-24-MLB026.752200009.19771108202.048.680.969.647.711.25--0.80
9,53George Brunet-21-MLB007.006100109.010871115002.3310.001.0011.005.002.20--0.58
25Arnie Portocarrero-24-MLB0110.133100108.0999272002.0010.132.257.882.253.50--0.54
39Carl Duser-23-MLB119.002200006.01466025002.6721.000.003.007.500.40--3.33
19Bob Spicer-31-MLB0019.292000002.1655110003.0023.143.863.860.00----1.00
12Bill Bradford-34-MLB009.001000102.0222210001.509.009.004.500.00----5.00
Totals: (42 players)521024.86154154303124181,37014248317401126796363831.329.351.234.464.181.07-- 

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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