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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:  -

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

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-04-17@ DET1W  2-1-40,506Alex KellnerFrank LaryAlex KellnerFrank Lary 211
1956-04-19@ DET2W  4-1-4,007Bobby ShantzSteve GromekBobby ShantzSteve Gromek 624
1956-04-20vs CHA3L  3-6-29,792 Lou KretlowDick DonovanDixie HowellTom Gorman 981
1956-04-21vs CHA4W  15-1-15,608 Art DitmarSandy ConsuegraArt DitmarSandy Consuegra 24915
1956-04-22vs CHA5L  0-3-16,957 Alex KellnerBilly PierceBilly PierceAlex Kellner 241212
1956-04-24vs DET6L  4-7-13,963 Arnie PortocarreroSteve GromekSteve GromekArnie Portocarrero 28199
1956-04-25vs CLE7L  2-5-18,005 Bobby ShantzHerb ScoreHerb ScoreBobby Shantz 30246
1956-04-26vs CLE8L  2-14-9,014 Lou KretlowEarly WynnEarly WynnLou Kretlow 3238-6
1956-04-27@ CHA9L  7-9-3,944Art DitmarBilly PierceBilly PierceArt Ditmar 3947-8
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-05-01@ BOS10W  3-2-4,224Lou KretlowBob PorterfieldLou KretlowBob Porterfield 4249-7
1956-05-02@ BOS11L  0-2-3,825Art DitmarTom BrewerTom BrewerArt Ditmar 4251-9
1956-05-03@ NYA12W  8-7-4,308Art CeccarelliDon LarsenMoe BurtschyTom Morgan 5058-8
1956-05-04@ NYA13L  6-10-5,318Alex KellnerBob TurleyBob GrimJack Crimian 5668-12
1956-05-05@ NYA14L  2-5-12,773Lou KretlowMickey McDermottMickey McDermottLou Kretlow 5873-15
1956-05-06@ WS115W  10-7-0Troy HerriagePedro RamosBill HarringtonConnie GrobTom Gorman6880-12
1956-05-06@ WS116W  13-3-10,942Art DitmarDick BrodowskiMoe BurtschyDick BrodowskiJack Crimian8183-2
1956-05-08@ BAL17L  4-7-10,241Art CeccarelliHal BrownHal BrownArt CeccarelliGeorge Zuverink8590-5
1956-05-09@ BAL18W  4-0-9,493Art DitmarJim WilsonArt DitmarJim Wilson 8990-1
1956-05-11@ CLE19L  1-4-8,622Lou KretlowMike GarciaMike GarciaLou Kretlow 9094-4
1956-05-12@ CLE20L  3-5-4,728Troy HerriageEarly WynnEarly WynnTroy Herriage 9399-6
1956-05-13@ CLE21W  5-2-0Art DitmarBob FellerArt DitmarBob Feller 98101-3
1956-05-13@ CLE22L  4-9-11,308Tom LasordaHerb ScoreHerb ScoreTom Lasorda 102110-8
1956-05-15vs BAL23L  5-9-11,555 Lou KretlowJim WilsonJim WilsonLou KretlowGeorge Zuverink107119-12
1956-05-16vs BAL24L  6-8-6,196 Tom LasordaErv PalicaErv PalicaTom LasordaGeorge Zuverink113127-14
1956-05-17vs BOS25L  1-6-15,046 Troy HerriageTom BrewerTom BrewerTroy Herriage 114133-19
1956-05-18vs BOS26L  4-5-16,997 Art DitmarFrank SullivanFrank SullivanArt DitmarTom Hurd118138-20
1956-05-19vs BOS27W  5-4-16,055 Lou KretlowGeorge SusceTom GormanBob Porterfield 123142-19
1956-05-20vs NYA28L  2-4-32,457 Jack CrimianJohnny KucksJohnny KucksJack Crimian 125146-21
1956-05-21vs NYA29L  5-8-13,799 Jose SantiagoDon LarsenTom SturdivantJose Santiago 130154-24
1956-05-22vs WS130W  6-1-9,258 Troy HerriageBunky StewartTroy HerriageBunky Stewart 136155-19
1956-05-23vs WS131W  7-6-5,251 Art DitmarDean StoneTom GormanConnie Grob 143161-18
1956-05-25@ DET32W  6-3-20,558Lou KretlowPaul FoytackLou KretlowPaul Foytack 149164-15
1956-05-26@ DET33L  6-12-6,508Jack CrimianBilly HoeftBilly HoeftJack Crimian 155176-21
1956-05-27@ DET34L  2-8-0Troy HerriageFrank LaryFrank LaryTroy Herriage 157184-27
1956-05-27@ DET35W  5-0-17,543Art DitmarDuke MaasArt DitmarDuke Maas 162184-22
1956-05-28vs CHA36W  6-4-15,567 Tom LasordaDick DonovanMoe BurtschyBilly Pierce 168188-20
1956-05-29vs CHA37L  4-7-8,662 Tom GormanHowie PolletJim WilsonMoe Burtschy 172195-23
1956-05-30vs DET38L  3-11-13,733 Lou KretlowPaul FoytackPaul FoytackLou Kretlow 175206-31
1956-05-30vs DET39L  1-5-17,888 Art DitmarVirgil TrucksVirgil TrucksArt Ditmar 176211-35
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-06-01@ BOS40L  0-5-21,856Troy HerriageTom BrewerTom BrewerTroy Herriage 176216-40
1956-06-02@ BOS41W  11-3-9,805Tom GormanFrank SullivanTom GormanFrank SullivanBobby Shantz187219-32
1956-06-03@ BOS42W  7-6-20,097Art DitmarWillard NixonAlex KellnerGeorge Susce 194225-31
1956-06-05@ NYA43W  7-4-15,053Lou KretlowJohnny KucksLou KretlowJohnny Kucks 201229-28
1956-06-06@ NYA44L  5-10-8,044Tom LasordaBob GrimBob GrimTom Lasorda 206239-33
1956-06-07@ NYA45L  1-9-8,001Alex KellnerBob TurleyBob TurleyAlex Kellner 207248-41
1956-06-08@ BAL46L  3-6-8,124Art DitmarErv PalicaHal BrownArt Ditmar 210254-44
1956-06-09@ BAL47L  1-4-0Troy HerriageRay MooreRay MooreTroy Herriage 211258-47
1956-06-09@ BAL48L  5-7-9,393Tom GormanMike FornielesErv PalicaTom GormanGeorge Zuverink216265-49
1956-06-10@ BAL49W  7-3-8,913Jose SantiagoConnie JohnsonArt DitmarConnie Johnson 223268-45
1956-06-11@ WS150L  3-4-0Lou KretlowConnie GrobPedro RamosBobby Shantz 226272-46
1956-06-11@ WS151W  6-3-5,870Alex KellnerDean StoneAlex KellnerDean Stone 232275-43
1956-06-12@ WS152W  9-3-2,883Jose SantiagoBunky StewartTom GormanBob ChakalesJack Crimian241278-37
1956-06-13@ WS153W  13-4-1,353Art DitmarPedro RamosArt DitmarPedro RamosBill Harrington254282-28
1956-06-15vs BAL54L  0-1-16,645 Lou KretlowRay MooreDon FerrareseBill Harrington 254283-29
1956-06-16vs BAL55L  2-6-12,487 Jack CrimianConnie JohnsonConnie JohnsonJack Crimian 256289-33
1956-06-17vs BAL56L  2-7-9,496 Art DitmarHal BrownHal BrownArt Ditmar 258296-38
1956-06-18vs WS157W  4-3-8,893 Alex KellnerHal GriggsAlex KellnerHal Griggs 262299-37
1956-06-19vs WS158L  5-10-8,829 Jose SantiagoBunky StewartBunky StewartJose Santiago 267309-42
1956-06-20vs WS159L  4-5-8,250 Troy HerriageBob WieslerConnie GrobTroy HerriageBud Byerly271314-43
1956-06-21vs WS160W  15-6-6,258 Jose SantiagoDean StoneJose SantiagoDean Stone 286320-34
1956-06-22vs BOS61L  3-6-13,371 Art DitmarFrank SullivanFrank SullivanArt Ditmar 289326-37
1956-06-23vs BOS62L  3-6-16,042 Tom GormanMel ParnellMel ParnellTom GormanIke Delock292332-40
1956-06-24vs BOS63W  5-2-16,332 Alex KellnerDave SislerAlex KellnerDave Sisler 297334-37
1956-06-25vs NYA64L  3-9-24,642 Troy HerriageJohnny KucksJohnny KucksTroy Herriage 300343-43
1956-06-26vs NYA65L  4-8-25,070 Tom GormanWhitey FordWhitey FordTom Gorman 304351-47
1956-06-27vs NYA66L  2-5-21,183 Art DitmarTom SturdivantTom SturdivantArt Ditmar 306356-50
1956-06-28vs DET67L  0-4-9,349 Jack McMahanVirgil TrucksVirgil TrucksJack McMahan 306360-54
1956-06-29vs DET68L  0-5-10,102 Tom LasordaBilly HoeftBilly HoeftTom Lasorda 306365-59
1956-06-30vs DET69L  2-14-10,953 Alex KellnerPaul FoytackPaul FoytackAlex Kellner 308379-71
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-07-01vs DET70W  4-3-9,555 Troy HerriageFrank LaryTom GormanFrank Lary 312382-70
1956-07-03@ CLE71L  3-9-6,221Art DitmarMike GarciaRay NarleskiArt Ditmar 315391-76
1956-07-04@ CHA72L  2-5-0Jack McMahanBilly PierceBilly PierceJack McMahan 317396-79
1956-07-04@ CHA73W  3-2-18,682Alex KellnerGerry StaleyAlex KellnerGerry Staley 320398-78
1956-07-06vs CLE74L  2-4-16,171 Troy HerriageMike GarciaMike GarciaTroy Herriage 322402-80
1956-07-07vs CLE75W  5-2-16,342 Art DitmarHerb ScoreArt DitmarHerb Score 327404-77
1956-07-08vs CLE76L  3-17-15,958 Jack McMahanEarly WynnEarly WynnJack McMahan 330421-91
1956-07-12@ BAL77L  0-4-9,487Art DitmarBill WightBill WightArt Ditmar 330425-95
1956-07-13@ BAL78W  3-2-7,471Alex KellnerConnie JohnsonAlex KellnerConnie Johnson 333427-94
1956-07-14@ BAL79L  0-1-6,941Jack McMahanMike FornielesMike FornielesJack McMahan 333428-95
1956-07-15@ WS180W  8-0-0Wally BurnetteChuck StobbsWally BurnetteChuck Stobbs 341428-87
1956-07-15@ WS181L  3-7-5,814Lou KretlowDean StonePedro RamosBobby ShantzCamilo Pascual344435-91
1956-07-17@ BOS82L  0-10-0Art DitmarTom BrewerTom BrewerArt Ditmar 344445-101
1956-07-17@ BOS83L  0-1-24,441Tom GormanBob PorterfieldBob PorterfieldTom Gorman 344446-102
1956-07-18@ BOS84L  4-7-8,028Troy HerriageMel ParnellMel ParnellTroy Herriage 348453-105
1956-07-19@ BOS85W  8-4-7,436Wally BurnetteDave SislerWally BurnetteDave Sisler 356457-101
1956-07-20@ NYA86L  2-6-16,103Jack McMahanWhitey FordWhitey FordJack McMahan 358463-105
1956-07-22@ NYA87W  7-4-0Alex KellnerJohnny KucksArt DitmarJohnny Kucks 365467-102
1956-07-22@ NYA88L  4-13-26,923Tom GormanRip ColemanRip ColemanTom Gorman 369480-111
1956-07-23@ CHA89W  3-2-10,664Jack McMahanJim WilsonTom GormanJim Wilson 372482-110
1956-07-24vs BOS90L  2-3-19,817 Wally BurnetteMel ParnellIke DelockWally Burnette 374485-111
1956-07-25vs BOS91W  9-6-13,038 Art DitmarBob PorterfieldTom GormanFritz Dorish 383491-108
1956-07-26vs BOS92L  3-5-9,511 Troy HerriageFrank SullivanIke DelockBobby Shantz 386496-110
1956-07-27vs NYA93L  9-10-30,034 Jack McMahanJohnny KucksTommy ByrneWally Burnette 395506-111
1956-07-28vs NYA94L  3-14-32,335 Alex KellnerTom SturdivantTom SturdivantAlex Kellner 398520-122
1956-07-29vs NYA95L  3-5-20,357 Art DitmarBob TurleyBob TurleyArt Ditmar 401525-124
1956-07-30vs BAL96L  3-4-9,355 Wally BurnetteRay MooreMike FornielesTom Gorman 404529-125
1956-07-31vs BAL97L  1-5-7,882 Troy HerriageHal BrownHal BrownTroy HerriageGeorge Zuverink405534-129
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-08-01vs BAL98W  9-4-7,211 Lou KretlowConnie JohnsonLou KretlowConnie Johnson 414538-124
1956-08-02vs BAL99W  3-2-5,486 Alex KellnerMike FornielesJack CrimianMike FornielesTom Gorman417540-123
1956-08-03vs WS1100L  1-2-10,082 Art DitmarCamilo PascualCamilo PascualArt Ditmar 418542-124
1956-08-04vs WS1101L  4-5-11,679 Wally BurnettePedro RamosPedro RamosWally BurnetteDean Stone422547-125
1956-08-05vs WS1102L  4-10-8,281 Troy HerriageChuck StobbsChuck StobbsTroy Herriage 426557-131
1956-08-07@ CHA103L  4-5-0Alex KellnerBob KeeganEllis KinderBobby Shantz 430562-132
1956-08-07@ CHA104L  3-4-5,397Lou KretlowJim McDonaldPaul LaPalmeTroy Herriage 433566-133
1956-08-08@ DET105L  7-8-6,133Art DitmarBilly HoeftJim BunningJack Crimian 440574-134
1956-08-09@ DET106W  5-3-4,485Jack McMahanVirgil TrucksArt DitmarVirgil Trucks 445577-132
1956-08-10vs CLE107L  0-11-13,463 Wally BurnetteBob LemonBob LemonWally Burnette 445588-143
1956-08-11vs CLE108L  5-8-13,594 Jack CrimianMike GarciaDon MossiJack Crimian 450596-146
1956-08-12vs CLE109L  3-6-16,702 Lou KretlowHerb ScoreHerb ScoreLou Kretlow 453602-149
1956-08-14vs CHA110L  1-12-10,608 Art DitmarJack HarshmanJack HarshmanArt Ditmar 454614-160
1956-08-15vs CHA111L  0-10-14,241 Wally BurnetteDick DonovanDick DonovanWally Burnette 454624-170
1956-08-16vs CHA112L  5-6-5,913 Alex KellnerJim WilsonEllis KinderArt Ditmar 459630-171
1956-08-17@ CLE113W  9-3-7,406Jack CrimianHank AguirreJack CrimianHank Aguirre 468633-165
1956-08-18@ CLE114L  1-8-4,355Lou KretlowEarly WynnEarly WynnLou Kretlow 469641-172
1956-08-19@ CLE115L  2-5-0Wally BurnetteBob LemonBob LemonWally Burnette 471646-175
1956-08-19@ CLE116L  1-2-10,319Art DitmarMike GarciaMike GarciaArt Ditmar 472648-176
1956-08-21@ BAL117L  3-4-7,336Alex KellnerBill WightGeorge ZuverinkTom Gorman 475652-177
1956-08-22@ BAL118W  7-2-7,607Wally BurnetteMike FornielesWally BurnetteBilly Loes 482654-172
1956-08-23@ WS1119L  3-5-11,755Jack CrimianChuck StobbsChuck StobbsJack Crimian 485659-174
1956-08-24@ WS1120W  8-4-2,795Lou KretlowPedro RamosBobby ShantzPedro Ramos 493663-170
1956-08-25@ WS1121L  4-8-2,352Art DitmarCamilo PascualCamilo PascualArt Ditmar 497671-174
1956-08-26@ BOS122L  1-2-0Tom GormanWillard NixonWillard NixonBobby Shantz 498673-175
1956-08-26@ BOS123W  7-6-21,389Wally BurnetteFrank SullivanArt DitmarBob Porterfield 505679-174
1956-08-28@ NYA124L  0-4-12,861Art DitmarBob TurleyBob TurleyArt Ditmar 505683-178
1956-08-29@ NYA125L  6-7-14,081Jack McMahanJohnny KucksTom MorganBobby Shantz 511690-179
1956-08-31@ DET126L  1-6-26,312Troy HerriagePaul FoytackPaul FoytackTroy Herriage 512696-184
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-09-01@ DET127L  1-6-6,380Lou KretlowFrank LaryFrank LaryLou Kretlow 513702-189
1956-09-02@ DET128L  1-3-3,698Art DitmarBilly HoeftBilly HoeftArt Ditmar 514705-191
1956-09-03vs CLE129W  5-2-13,459 Tom GormanMike GarciaTom GormanMike Garcia 519707-188
1956-09-03vs CLE130L  1-2-11,837 Wally BurnetteEarly WynnEarly WynnWally Burnette 520709-189
1956-09-04vs CLE131W  5-2-7,332 Jack CrimianHerb ScoreJack CrimianHerb Score 525711-186
1956-09-06vs DET132L  0-6-7,644 Art DitmarFrank LaryFrank LaryArt Ditmar 525717-192
1956-09-07vs DET133L  8-12-7,212 Lou KretlowBilly HoeftBilly HoeftLou Kretlow 533729-196
1956-09-08vs DET134L  1-2-7,427 Tom GormanPaul FoytackPaul FoytackTom Gorman 534731-197
1956-09-09vs DET135L  3-7-8,490 Wally BurnetteVirgil TrucksVirgil TrucksWally Burnette 537738-201
1956-09-11vs NYA136L  5-9-18,892 Art DitmarJohnny KucksTom MorganArt Ditmar 542747-205
1956-09-12vs NYA137W  7-4-18,599 Bill HarringtonTom SturdivantWally BurnetteTom Sturdivant 549751-202
1956-09-13vs NYA138L  2-3-10,924 Tom GormanWhitey FordWhitey FordTom Gorman 551754-203
1956-09-14vs WS1139L  1-4-5,884 Walt CraddockTed AbernathyTed AbernathyWalt Craddock 552758-206
1956-09-15vs WS1140W  10-5-5,013 Carl DuserCamilo PascualCarl DuserCamilo PascualBobby Shantz562763-201
1956-09-16vs BAL141L  2-3-0 Glenn CoxRay MooreRay MooreBill Harrington 564766-202
1956-09-16vs BAL142W  10-1-11,761 Art DitmarMike FornielesArt DitmarMike Fornieles 574767-193
1956-09-18vs BOS143W  6-5-10,153 Tom GormanTom BrewerJack CrimianIke Delock 580772-192
1956-09-19vs BOS144W  8-1-1,942 Wally BurnetteDave SislerWally BurnetteDave Sisler 588773-185
1956-09-21@ CHA145L  2-4-0Glenn CoxJack HarshmanJack HarshmanGlenn Cox 590777-187
1956-09-21@ CHA146W  3-2-8,055Art DitmarDick DonovanArt DitmarDick Donovan 593779-186
1956-09-22@ CHA147L  3-17-2,514Carl DuserJim WilsonJim WilsonCarl Duser 596796-200
1956-09-23@ CHA148W  3-2-0Tom GormanBilly PierceTom GormanBilly Pierce 599798-199
1956-09-23@ CHA149L  1-5-9,819Walt CraddockGerry StaleyGerry StaleyWalt Craddock 600803-203
1956-09-25@ CLE150L  1-4-3,604Wally BurnetteEarly WynnEarly WynnJack Crimian 601807-206
1956-09-26@ CLE151L  4-8-3,630Art DitmarHerb ScoreHerb ScoreArt Ditmar 605815-210
1956-09-28vs CHA152W  6-5-8,027 Alex KellnerBilly PierceWally BurnetteGerry Staley 611820-209
1956-09-29vs CHA153L  1-5-12,198 Glenn CoxDick DonovanDick DonovanGlenn Cox 612825-213
1956-09-30vs CHA154W  7-6-13,171 George BrunetJim DerringtonBill HarringtonJim Derrington 619831-212


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