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1956 Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-85 .448
Rank: 6th in American League
Run Differential: 571-705 -134
Manager(s): Paul Richards
General Manager: Paul Richards
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Ballpark: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 901,201 12/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: Al Vincent
Pitching Coach: Harry Breechen
Third Base Coach: Lum Harris
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
9Billy Gardner2B28 51553119
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2
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11
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50552953718115.231.281.334615.103.159.2391.8346.8172560
7Willy MirandaSS30 46138100
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16
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4
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2
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3436467303518.217.287.282569.065.158.2531.59230.5130513
11Gus TriandosC-1B25 45247126
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1
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21
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88004873243421.279.348.462810.184.290.2901.5221.5209509
44Tito FranconaOF22 44562115
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16
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4
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9
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57115516014036.258.334.373707.115.243.2801.1849.4166500
4Bob NiemanOF29 38860125
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20
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6
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12
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64158659031310.322.442.497939.175.387.3530.6932.3193478
23Dick WilliamsOF27 35345101
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18
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4
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11
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37553040017010.286.342.453795.167.252.2981.3332.1160390
3George Kell3B33 3454590
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2
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8
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37012531331248.261.313.391704.130.200.2651.2443.1135389
22Hal SmithC25 2291660
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14
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03
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18101722132116.262.315.362677.100.179.2781.2976.383250
1Bob Boyd1B30 2252870
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3
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1105301412606.311.395.400795.089.200.3250.47112.590262
6Bob Hale1B22 2071849
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10
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1
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2402111010046.237.274.309583.072.116.2400.91207.064223
8Jim PyburnOF23 1562327
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3
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3
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2
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1141172600124.173.251.269520.096.224.1921.5378.042176
4Dave PhilleyOF36 1171324
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4
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2
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1731181303017.205.309.299608.094.265.2210.72117.035136
14,17Hoot EversOF35 1122027
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410241800200.241.375.295670.054.277.2800.75112.033138
5Bobby Adams3B-2B34 1111925
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0711251500521.225.362.297659.072.297.2550.60--33143
32Chuck DieringOF33 971518
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4
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425231900501.186.342.258600.072.278.2210.8397.025125
33Wayne Causey3B19 88715
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40082300012.170.237.227464.057.148.2152.8888.02097
2Joe FrazierOF33 74719
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120011612012.257.356.378734.122.270.2650.5574.02887
29Ray MooreP30 70919
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60022110400.271.301.400701.129.157.36210.5035.02877
37Tex NelsonOF19 68514
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0050072200012.206.276.235511.029.132.2983.14--1676
5Grady Hatton2B-3B33 6149
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30013601100.148.297.213510.066.279.1480.4661.01375
17Bill WightP34 60212
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00040022600200.200.226.200426.000.033.35313.00--1264
36Connie JohnsonP33 58515
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004106900601.259.328.276604.017.138.3061.50--1670
10Tom GastallC24 56311
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004003810112.196.246.232478.036.089.2242.67--1362
6Brooks Robinson3B19 44510
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1001500000.227.244.386630.159.182.2375.0044.01745
28Hal BrownP31 4258
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000005810300.190.292.238530.048.167.2351.60--1051
16Erv PalicaP28 3245
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00000001000001.156.156.156312.000.000.227----532
25,36,41Mike FornielesP24 3025
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000000500101.167.167.200367.033.033.200----631
39Don FerrareseP27 2801
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0001001210000.036.100.036136.000.036.0382.00--130
22Joe GinsbergC29 2802
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0002002400112.071.129.071200.000.071.0802.00--232
2Fred MarshSS-3B32 2423
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0000104300000.125.250.125375.000.208.1430.75--328
14Jim DyckOF34 2335
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0000010500100.217.455.304759.087.522.2780.50--734
3Dave PopeOF35 1913
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0001000710100.158.200.158358.000.000.250----321
38Billy LoesP26 1703
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0000000700100.176.176.176352.000.000.300----318
35George ZuverinkP31 1702
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0002001700400.118.167.118285.000.059.2007.00--222
36Jim WilsonP34 1534
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001004300001.267.421.333754.067.333.3330.75--519
40Johnny SchmitzP35 9100000000600100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----010
28Charlie BeamonP21 5000001000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
38Fred BesanaP25 4100000001300000.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--05
20Sandy ConsuegraP35 201
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0001000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
25,41Babe BirrerP27 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
32Ron MoellerP17 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
18Billy O'DellP24 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals1988509057112421983491515394256172522308431133.244.317.350667.106.216.2671.2955.917815766
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
29Ray Moore30 1274.1832279120185161908612991052001.417.830.584.825.111.06
36Connie Johnson33 9103.4226259200183165797012621303101.238.070.593.036.362.10
17Bill Wight34 9124.01352671201741989278772845001.5410.180.363.704.321.17
28Hal Brown31 974.0335144111215114272681837575101.188.411.072.193.381.54
16Erv Palica28 4114.502914205011611764581050624001.449.080.783.884.811.24
25,36,41Mike Fornieles24 473.97301111911111095949725533101.218.840.572.034.302.12
39Don Ferrarese27 4105.0336143192102866057864815001.477.590.715.657.151.27
35George Zuverink31 764.18620004016971125245634331101.5110.390.563.153.060.97
38Billy Loes26 274.742161011356653330423223001.5410.260.633.633.470.96
36Jim Wilson34 425.0677100048492727516311001.359.190.943.005.811.94
40Johnny Schmitz35 034.03183008038492317314150001.6611.610.713.323.551.07
23Harry Dorish34 004.05130004019221093340001.259.901.351.351.801.33
38Fred Besana25 105.507200101722121101471002.0011.000.007.003.500.50
28Charlie Beamon21 201.382111101392208140001.316.230.005.549.691.75
32Ron Moeller17 014.00410030810540321001.4410.000.003.002.000.67
20Sandy Consuegra35 114.00410010810442211001.3310.002.002.001.000.50
18Billy O'Dell24 001.1341002086110660001.506.750.006.756.751.00
40Mel Held27 005.1440002077441340001.439.001.293.865.141.33
25,41Babe Birrer27 007.2040002059540110002.0016.200.001.801.801.00
19Morrie Martin33 1110.80900020510661230002.4018.001.803.605.401.50
21Bob Harrison25 0013.5011000013330500004.0013.500.0022.500.000.00
15George Werley17 009.0010001011110200003.009.000.0018.000.000.00
24Gordie Sundin18 00-1000000011020000------
Pitching Totals69854.2038515438811624136113627056359954771535401.409.010.653.624.731.31
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gus TriandosC8941750512.9890.00
Hal SmithC7131333211.9940.00
Tom GastallC20676011.0000.00
Joe GinsbergC8313001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Boyd1B6046924546.9900.00
Gus Triandos1B5237339727.9830.00
Bob Hale1B51366291033.9750.00
Tito Francona1B2186317.9890.00
Dick Williams1B10367041.0000.00
George Kell1B241001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy Gardner2B1322743311676.9740.00
Bobby Adams2B18392547.9410.00
Grady Hatton2B151926031.0000.00
Dick Williams2B104510.9000.00
Wayne Causey2B7131610.9670.00
Fred Marsh2B596031.0000.00
George Kell2B111011.0000.00
Brooks Robinson2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George Kell3B9797165719.9740.00
Wayne Causey3B30133614.9800.00
Bobby Adams3B24234015.9840.00
Brooks Robinson3B1492523.9440.00
Grady Hatton3B1251510.9520.00
Fred Marsh3B83420.7780.00
Billy Gardner3B639001.0000.00
Dave Philley3B52411.8570.00
Dick Williams3B44310.8750.00
Chuck Diering3B21120.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willy MirandaSS1472294362691.9620.00
Billy GardnerSS25244621.9720.00
Fred MarshSS85812.9290.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tito FranconaOF1222401061.9770.00
Bob NiemanOF114243451.9800.00
Dick WilliamsOF81205220.9900.00
Jim PyburnOF77114533.9750.00
Chuck DieringOF40734001.0000.00
Hoot EversOF3663111.9850.00
Dave PhilleyOF3156242.9350.00
Tex NelsonOF2428320.9390.00
Joe FrazierOF19312001.0000.00
Jim DyckOF910210.9230.00
Bob BoydOF850001.0000.00
Dave PopeOF430001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George ZuverinkP6297817021.0002.32
Don FerrareseP36102101412.9602.12
Hal BrownP3515172514.9701.90
Bill WightP3517462741.8921.70
Ray MooreP3218562244.8751.36
Mike FornielesP30111428031.0002.59
Erv PalicaP2911622022.9171.71
Connie JohnsonP2618381410.9571.08
Billy LoesP2156712001.0003.04
Johnny SchmitzP18384811.9232.83
Harry DorishP131937001.0004.69
Morrie MartinP9510001.0001.80
Fred BesanaP71725001.0003.66
Jim WilsonP74838021.0002.06
Babe BirrerP450000.0000.00
Sandy ConsuegraP4801001.0001.10
Mel HeldP4703011.0003.86
Ron MoellerP4801001.0001.10
Billy O'DellP480000.0000.00
Charlie BeamonP21303001.0002.08
Bob HarrisonP110000.0000.00
Gordie SundinP100000.0000.00
George WerleyP1110001.0009.00


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