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1956 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 76-78 .494
Rank: 4th in National League
Run Differential: 678-698 -20
Manager(s): Fred Hutchinson
General Manager: Frank Lane
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Sportsman's Park
Attendance: 1,029,773 7/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Terry Moore
First Base Coach: Bill Posedel
Third Base Coach: Johnny Hopp
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9361.604--
9262.5971.0
9163.5912.0
7678.49417.0
7183.46122.0
6787.43526.0
6688.42927.0
6094.39033.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
22Tom Alston1B302000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
3Don Blasingame2B2458794153
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02788725230213.261.341.322663.061.184.2850.72--189662
24Bob BlaylockP211101
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0000000400000.091.091.091182.000.000.143----111
14Ken Boyer3B2559591182
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98833865172318.306.346.494840.188.261.3081.7122.9294638
21Jackie BrandtOF2242912
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3014510101.286.348.429777.143.214.3061.2542.01847
32Jackie CollumP291413
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0001002100010.214.294.214508.000.143.2140.50--317
30Walker CooperC4168518
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14003801102.265.296.456752.191.235.2762.6734.03172
28Joe Cunningham1B243100000001100000.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.00--04
11Alvin DarkSS3441354118
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3731213320249.286.317.383700.097.153.3001.57103.3158440
9Bobby Del GrecoOF232702958
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1811325063342.215.294.344638.130.248.2421.5654.093309
36Murry DicksonP3977619
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06001900201.247.256.325581.078.091.2799.00--2580
37Ben FlowersP293000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
24Joe FrazierOF331914
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4013300000.211.318.474792.263.368.2001.0019.0922
4Alex GrammasSS301213
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0001001100000.250.308.250558.000.083.2731.00--313
42Harvey HaddixP30912
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001002300001.222.364.333697.111.333.3331.50--311
24Chuck HarmonOF3215200000002200000.000.118.000118.000.133.0001.00--017
28Grady Hatton2B33731018
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071013700303.247.360.315675.068.260.2730.54--2389
7Solly Hemus33511
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0002001110100.200.333.200533.000.200.2501.00--17
39Larry JacksonP251101
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0001001500000.091.167.091258.000.091.1675.00--112
45Gordon JonesP262000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
15Ray KattC291581141
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200162411112.259.285.399684.139.171.2714.0026.363166
16Ellis KinderP412000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
25Jim KonstantyP390000001000000010-.000-0--.000----01
21Don LiddleP312000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
-Dick LittlefieldP302000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
2Whitey LockmanOF291931448
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0102218804112.249.311.269580.021.114.2580.44--52213
41Lindy McDanielP203217
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0020011000001.219.242.344586.125.156.31810.00--1133
36Stu MillerP281000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
17Vinegar Bend MizellP257558
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0040041610504.107.152.120272.013.067.1364.00--984
20Wally MoonOF-1B2654086161
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681298050171013.298.389.469858.170.324.3060.6333.8253621
42Bobby Morgan2B-3B301131422
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2002152400114.195.287.336623.142.257.2181.6037.738130
6Stan Musial1B-OF3559487184
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1092075393153719.310.383.522905.212.342.2930.5222.0310679
7Rocky Nelson1B-OF3156613
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8006601002.232.306.482788.250.357.2131.0018.72762
38Charlie PeeteOF2752310
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060261010006.192.276.308584.115.192.2381.67--1658
23Tom PoholskyP2669711
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0030011400302.159.171.188359.029.043.20014.00--1373
8Rip RepulskiOF2837644104
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55222446731214.277.318.428746.152.215.2901.9234.2161403
15Bill SarniC281481243
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221081512114.291.325.466791.176.236.2951.8829.669158
10Hank SauerOF391511145
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2400253133025.298.393.424817.126.291.3421.2430.264178
44Willard SchmidtP2843310
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0000021600300.233.267.256523.023.070.3708.00--1148
2Red Schoendienst2B331532248
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00150113500112.314.365.373738.059.137.3220.38--57168
19Dick SchofieldSS213033
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001000600001.100.100.167267.067.067.125----530
18Hal SmithC252272764
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2310152204007.282.326.401727.119.189.2951.4745.491242
25Max SurkontP341000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
9Bill VirdonOF25711015
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9015812210.211.260.324584.113.169.2101.6035.52379
37Herm WehmeierP2958613
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80021700100.224.250.379629.155.190.2828.5029.02261
Batting Totals20015378678144323449124628413550362233534131128.268.329.399728.131.226.2831.2443.421475953
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
24Bob Blaylock21166.37146003041453229724390001.689.881.545.278.561.63
25Max Surkont34009.00500020510663250002.0015.004.503.007.502.50
44Willard Schmidt28683.833321206114713169631878526001.417.971.094.743.160.67
23Tom Poholsky269143.5933297210203210100812744956001.259.311.201.954.212.16
17Vinegar Bend Mizell2514143.62333311300208172938420921534001.267.410.863.966.591.66
36Stu Miller28015.14300021712643550002.4315.433.866.436.431.00
41Lindy McDaniel20763.41397101001161216044742598001.419.390.543.264.581.40
45Dick Littlefield30027.2032000099982450001.308.101.803.604.501.25
21Don Liddle31128.28142006024362523818143002.1612.962.886.485.040.78
35Paul LaPalme320054.0010000004660202006.0036.000.0018.000.000.00
25Jim Konstanty39114.6227000165394620204670001.3310.620.921.381.621.17
16Ellis Kinder41203.4622000176252311103940001.237.961.043.121.380.44
45Gordon Jones26025.735100001114972560001.7311.451.644.094.911.20
39Larry Jackson25224.135110026985754439545504101.417.940.534.765.291.11
42Harvey Haddix30105.2544110023281514310161001.5810.501.133.756.001.60
37Ben Flowers29116.753300001115991550001.6711.250.753.753.751.00
36Murry Dickson391383.08282712300196175756720571097001.188.040.922.625.011.91
32Jackie Collum29624.203810020760632928627172001.509.450.904.052.550.63
37Herm Wehmeier291293.683419726117015080701671682001.297.890.843.743.580.96
Pitching Totals76783.973901564111115301389133969861215554670945101.368.681.003.544.591.30
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hal SmithC663003463.9820.00
Ray KattC472311643.9840.00
Bill SarniC412192521.9920.00
Walker CooperC1656410.9840.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Stan Musial1B10387090796.9930.00
Wally Moon1B5249847952.9840.00
Rocky Nelson1B14547061.0000.00
Tom Alston1B341011.0000.00
Chuck Harmon1B240011.0000.00
Whitey Lockman1B214021.8750.00
Joe Cunningham1B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don Blasingame2B98280303889.9860.00
Red Schoendienst2B369993127.9950.00
Grady Hatton2B13243438.9510.00
Bobby Morgan2B13252513.9800.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ken Boyer3B1491303091837.9610.00
Bobby Morgan3B1192341.8890.00
Don Blasingame3B204001.0000.00
Chuck Harmon3B10000.0000.00
Grady Hatton3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alvin DarkSS991782922066.9590.00
Don BlasingameSS49931351331.9460.00
Dick SchofieldSS9111324.9230.00
Bobby MorganSS68812.9410.00
Alex GrammasSS539011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rip RepulskiOF100187350.9740.00
Bobby Del GrecoOF99217330.9870.00
Wally MoonOF97159822.9880.00
Whitey LockmanOF57103250.9550.00
Stan MusialOF5384510.9890.00
Hank SauerOF37552011.0000.00
Jackie BrandtOF26331011.0000.00
Bill VirdonOF2453210.9820.00
Charlie PeeteOF21373011.0000.00
Chuck HarmonOF1170001.0000.00
Rocky NelsonOF8110001.0000.00
Joe FrazierOF34010.8000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Larry JacksonP518542630.9093.17
Lindy McDanielP3911692430.9172.56
Jackie CollumP386041621.9093.00
Herm WehmeierP34170152421.9512.06
Vinegar Bend MizellP33208193022.9612.12
Tom PoholskyP332031235031.0002.08
Willard SchmidtP33147634031.0002.45
Murry DicksonP28196244514.9863.17
Jim KonstantyP273905011.0001.15
Ellis KinderP222511001.0000.71
Bob BlaylockP144118001.0001.98
Don LiddleP14243310.8572.23
Gordon JonesP51102001.0001.62
Max SurkontP550000.0000.00
Harvey HaddixP42331001.0001.55
Ben FlowersP31122001.0003.21
Dick LittlefieldP3910001.0000.98
Stu MillerP3701011.0001.27
Paul LaPalmeP100000.0000.00


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