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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
14Joe AstrothCMLB5-9187RightRight9/1/192233East Alton,IllinoisUDFA 

11Mike BaxesSS-2BMLB5-10175RightRight12/18/193025San Francisco,CaliforniaUDFA 
1Clete Boyer3BMLB6-0182RightRight2/9/193719Cassville,MissouriUDFA 
12Bill BradfordPMLB6-2180RightRight8/28/192134Choctaw,ArkansasUDFA 
9,53George BrunetPMLB6-1210RightLeft6/8/193521Houghton,MichiganUDFA 
23Wally BurnettePMLB6-0178RightRight6/20/192927Blairs,VirginiaUDFA 
36Moe BurtschyPMLB6-3208RightRight4/18/192234Cincinnati,OhioUDFA 
19Art CeccarelliPMLB6-0190RightLeft4/2/193026New Haven,ConnecticutUDFA 
16Glenn CoxPMLB6-2210RightRight2/3/193125Montebello,CaliforniaUDFA 
15Walt CraddockPMLB5-11176RightLeft3/25/193224Pax,West VirginiaUDFA 
24Jack CrimianPMLB5-10180RightRight2/17/192630Philadelphia,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
2Joe DeMaestriSSMLB6-0174RightRight12/9/192827San Francisco,CaliforniaUDFA 
28Art DitmarPMLB6-2196RightRight4/3/192927Winthrop,MassachusettsUDFA 
39Carl DuserPMLB6-1175LeftLeft7/22/193223Hazleton,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
4Jim Finigan3B-2BMLB5-11175RightRight8/19/192827Quincy,IllinoisUDFA 
9Joe GinsbergCMLB5-11180LeftRight10/11/192629New York,New YorkUDFA 
37Tom GormanPMLB6-1190RightRight1/4/192531New York,New YorkUDFA 
39Johnny GrothOFMLB6-0182RightRight7/23/192629Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
26Bill HarringtonPMLB5-11160RightRight10/3/192728Sanford,North CarolinaUDFA 
17Troy HerriagePMLB6-1170RightRight12/20/193025Tipton,OklahomaUDFA 
6Spook Jacobs2BMLB5-8155RightRight11/4/192530Cheswold,DelawareUDFA 
20Alex KellnerPMLB6-0200RightLeft8/26/192431Tucson,ArizonaUDFA 
18,23Lou KretlowPMLB6-2185RightRight6/27/192135Apache,OklahomaUDFA 
23Tom LasordaPMLB5-10175LeftLeft9/22/192728Norristown,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
10Hector LopezOF-3BMLB5-11182RightRight7/9/192926Colon,PanamaUDFA 
14Jack McMahanPMLB6-0175RightLeft7/22/193223Hot Springs,ArkansasUDFA 
31Dave MeltonOFMLB6-0185RightRight10/3/192827Pampa,TexasUDFA 
6Al PilarcikOFMLB5-10180LeftLeft7/3/193025Whiting,IndianaUDFA 
36Jim PisoniOFMLB5-10169RightRight8/14/192926St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
8Rance Pless1B-3BMLB6-0145RightRight12/6/192530Greeneville,TennesseeUDFA 
25Arnie PortocarreroPMLB6-3196RightRight7/5/193124New York,New YorkUDFA 
7Vic Power1BMLB5-11195RightRight11/1/192728Arecibo,Puerto RicoUDFA 
34Bill RennaOFMLB6-3218RightRight10/14/192431Hanford,CaliforniaUDFA 
25Eddie Robinson1BMLB6-2210LeftRight12/15/192035Paris,TexasUDFA 
26,34Jose SantiagoPMLB5-10175RightRight9/4/192827Coamo,Puerto RicoUDFA 
21Bobby ShantzPMLB5-6142RightLeft9/26/192530Pottstown,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
38Harry SimpsonOF-1BMLB6-1190LeftRight12/3/192530Atlanta,GeorgiaUDFA 
35Lou SkizasOF-3BMLB5-11175RightRight6/2/193224Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
33Enos SlaughterOFMLB5-9192LeftRight4/27/191640Roxboro,North CarolinaUDFA 
32Hal SmithCMLB6-0195RightRight12/7/193025West Frankfort,IllinoisUDFA 
19Bob SpicerPMLB5-10173LeftRight4/11/192531Richmond,VirginiaUDFA 
22Tim ThompsonCMLB5-11190LeftRight3/1/192432Coalport,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
35Elmer ValoOFMLB5-11190LeftRight3/5/192135Ribnik,Czech RepublicUDFA 
30Gus ZernialOFMLB6-2210RightRight6/27/192333Beaumont,TexasUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Lou BoudreauManager 
Harry CraftAssistant Coach 
Merle HarmonBroadcaster 
Ski MelilloAssistant Coach 
Larry RayBroadcaster 
George SusceBullpen Coach 


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