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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
10Hector Lopez3B2656191153
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3
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18
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69456373338413.273.347.428775.155.266.2851.1631.2240639
38Harry SimpsonOF3054376159
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22
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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-2B2853077164
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21
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5
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14
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6322241612315.309.340.447787.138.183.2990.6737.9237559
2Joe DeMaestriSS2743441101
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1
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6
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3933257332338.233.277.316593.083.141.2652.9272.3137468
35Lou SkizasOF242973994
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11
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3
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11
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39311517012313.316.346.485831.168.226.3051.1327.0144317
30Gus ZernialOF332723661
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12
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016
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4420336642025.224.315.445760.221.349.2342.0017.0121311
22Tim ThompsonC322682173
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13
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2
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2724172321014.272.319.347666.075.131.2941.35268.093288
4Jim Finigan2B-3B272502954
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2131302811546.216.298.284582.068.196.2320.93125.071290
39Johnny GrothOF292442263
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3
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3712303102249.258.335.398733.139.258.2741.0348.897280
6Al PilarcikOF252392860
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10
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2292303201212.251.333.351684.100.255.2751.0759.884272
33Enos SlaughterOF402233762
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14
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3
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2310292011116.278.362.395757.117.251.2970.69111.588255
9Joe GinsbergC291951548
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8
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1211231703027.246.323.313636.067.185.2630.74195.061220
25Eddie Robinson1B351721334
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1200262021117.198.308.273581.076.227.2120.7786.047202
32Hal SmithC251421539
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241131200032.275.284.408692.134.155.2824.0071.058148
1Clete Boyer2B191291528
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411112411202.217.284.279563.062.147.2602.18129.036143
11Mike BaxesSS25106924
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501181501402.226.339.302641.075.236.2560.83106.032128
6Spook Jacobs2B30971321
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0054115501304.216.321.247568.031.216.2280.33--24115
28Art DitmarP2791513
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001
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40132400400.143.170.176346.033.055.1828.0091.01698
8Rance Pless1B3085423
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0901101310005.271.354.329683.059.165.3191.30--2896
34Bill RennaOF31481213
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02
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51031000001.271.314.458772.188.271.3063.3324.02251
23Wally BurnetteP273922
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0000001900500.051.075.051126.000.026.0679.00--245
37Tom GormanP313922
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00020042200100.051.140.051191.000.103.1185.50--244
18,23Lou KretlowP353312
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00000041900400.061.162.061223.000.121.1434.75--241
20Alex KellnerP313026
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00020031000301.200.273.200473.000.100.3003.33--636
36Jim PisoniOF263048
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5002800012.267.303.467770.200.267.2864.0015.01433
17Troy HerriageP252513
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00010021700200.120.185.120305.000.080.3758.50--329
24Jack CrimianP302245
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0000003600501.227.320.227547.000.136.3132.00--530
21Bobby ShantzP302222
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001002400201.091.167.136303.045.136.1112.00--326
14Jack McMahanP2314000000000700000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
14Joe AstrothC331301
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0000000100100.077.077.077154.000.000.083----114
23Tom LasordaP281301
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0000000400001.077.077.077154.000.000.111----113
35Elmer ValoOF35912
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0002001100010.222.273.222495.000.111.2221.00--211
36Moe BurtschyP34801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
16Glenn CoxP257000000000400001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
26Bill HarringtonP287000000001100200.000.125.000125.000.143.0001.00--010
26,34Jose SantiagoP27512
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0000000100100.400.400.400800.000.000.500----26
19Art CeccarelliP263000002001200000.000.250.000250.000.333.0002.00--04
39Carl DuserP233100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Dave MeltonOF27301
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0000000000000.333.333.333666.000.000.333----13
9,53George BrunetP212000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
15Walt CraddockP242000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
25Arnie PortocarreroP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals20625256619132520441112584403047972520316737127.252.313.370683.118.211.2721.5146.919475839
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
28Art Ditmar2712224.43443414261254254141125301081265001.439.001.063.834.461.17
37Tom Gorman319103.8452131023317116883732368562101.388.841.213.582.950.82
24Jack Crimian30485.515470016312912987791949592001.389.001.333.424.121.20
23Wally Burnette27682.901814414012111548391339543101.278.550.972.904.021.38
18,23Lou Kretlow35495.292520303011812175701774613001.649.151.295.604.610.82
17Troy Herriage251136.643116107010313583761664592001.9311.801.405.595.160.92
21Bobby Shantz30274.37452102691019551491237671001.318.471.073.305.971.81
20Alex Kellner31744.30201750309110349441533441001.4810.081.473.234.301.33
14Jack McMahan23054.79239008061694033731131001.6110.021.024.501.890.42
23Tom Lasorda28046.20185007145403831645287001.898.001.209.005.600.62
36Moe Burtschy34313.98210009043412219630182001.658.581.266.283.770.60
26Bill Harrington28226.39231008137402727326143101.749.470.716.163.320.54
16Glenn Cox25024.303310002315111122262001.615.870.788.612.350.27
26,34Jose Santiago27128.189500102136262081791002.4114.733.276.953.680.53
19Art Ceccarelli26017.2032000010131383421001.7011.702.703.601.800.50
15Walt Craddock24027.00220000997711082002.119.001.0010.008.000.80
9,53George Brunet21007.006100109108711150002.3310.001.0011.005.000.45
25Arnie Portocarrero240110.1331001089992720002.0010.132.257.882.250.29
39Carl Duser23119.00220000614660250002.6721.000.003.007.502.50
19Bob Spicer310022.5020000026551100003.5027.004.504.500.000.00
12Bill Bradford34009.0010001022222100001.509.009.004.500.000.00
Pitching Totals521024.86405154303124181370142483174018767963638301.549.351.234.464.180.94


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