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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
Roster Continuity 71.54% 12/16
Manager(s): Lou Boudreau
General Manager:
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1956 Kansas City Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    14Joe AstrothC5-9187R-R331945Not draftedMLB--
    11Mike BaxesSS-2B5-10175R-R251956UDFAMLB--
    1Clete Boyer3B6-0182R-R191955Not draftedMLB--
    12Bill BradfordP6-2180R-R341956Not draftedMLB--
    9,53George BrunetP6-1210R-L211956Not draftedMLB--
    23Wally BurnetteP6-0178R-R271956Not draftedMLB--
    36Moe BurtschyP6-3208R-R341950Not draftedMLB--
    19Art CeccarelliP6-0190R-L261955Not draftedMLB--
    16Glenn CoxP6-2210R-R251955Not draftedMLB--
    15Walt CraddockP5-11176R-L241955Not draftedMLB--
    24Jack CrimianP5-10180R-R301951Not draftedMLB--
    2Joe DeMaestriSS6-0174R-R271951Not draftedMLB--
    28Art DitmarP6-2196R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    39Carl DuserP6-1175L-L231956Not draftedMLB--
    4Jim Finigan3B-2B5-11175R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    9Joe GinsbergC5-11180L-R291948Not draftedMLB--
    37Tom GormanP6-1190R-R311952Not draftedMLB--
    39Johnny GrothOF6-0182R-R291946Not draftedMLB--
    26Bill HarringtonP5-11160R-R281953Not draftedMLB--
    17Troy HerriageP6-1170R-R251956Not draftedMLB--
    6Spook Jacobs2B5-8155R-R301954Not draftedMLB--
    20Alex KellnerP6-0200R-L311948Not draftedMLB--
    18,23Lou KretlowP6-2185R-R351946Not draftedMLB--
    23Tom LasordaP5-10175L-L281954Not draftedMLB--
    10Hector LopezOF-3B5-11182R-R261955Not draftedMLB--
    14Jack McMahanP6-0175R-L231956Not draftedMLB--
    31Dave MeltonOF6-0185R-R271956Not draftedMLB--
    6Al PilarcikOF5-10180L-L251956Not draftedMLB--
    36Jim PisoniOF5-10169R-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    8Rance Pless1B-3B6-0145R-R301956Not draftedMLB--
    25Arnie PortocarreroP6-3196R-R241954UDFAMLB--
    7Vic Power1B5-11195R-R281954Not draftedMLB--
    34Bill RennaOF6-3218R-R311953Not draftedMLB--
    25Eddie Robinson1B6-2210L-R351942Not draftedMLB--
    26,34Jose SantiagoP5-10175R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    21Bobby ShantzP5-6142R-L301949Not draftedMLB--
    38Harry SimpsonOF-1B6-1190L-R301951Not draftedMLB--
    35Lou SkizasOF-3B5-11175R-R241956Not draftedMLB--
    33Enos SlaughterOF5-9192L-R401938Not draftedMLB--
    32Hal SmithC6-0195R-R251955Not draftedMLB--
    19Bob SpicerP5-10173L-R311955Not draftedMLB--
    22Tim ThompsonC5-11190L-R321954Not draftedMLB--
    35Elmer ValoOF5-11190L-R351940Not draftedMLB--
    30Gus ZernialOF6-2210R-R331949Not draftedMLB--

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