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1956 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-70 .545
Rank: 4th in American League
Run Differential: 780-751 + 29
Manager(s): Pinky Higgins
General Manager: Joe Cronin
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Attendance: 1,137,158 4/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: George Susce
First Base Coach: Del Baker
Hitting Coach: Paul Schreiber
Pitching Coach: Dave Ferriss
Third Base Coach: Jack Burns
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
37Jim PiersallOF26 60191176
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40
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6
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14
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877758481291219.293.350.449799.156.253.2940.8342.9270681
4Jackie JensenOF29 57880182
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23
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11
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20
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971138943151423.315.405.497902.182.349.3120.4828.9287673
35Billy Klaus3B27 52091141
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29
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5
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7
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5910904310637.271.378.387765.115.290.2830.4874.3201620
6Mickey Vernon1B38 40367125
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28
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4
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15
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84105740762212.310.403.511914.201.345.3140.7026.9206471
9Ted WilliamsOF37 40071138
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28
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2
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24
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8200102391110013.345.479.6051084.260.515.3380.3816.7242503
10Billy Goodman2B30 39961117
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22
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8
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2
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3803402201723.293.356.404760.110.203.3050.55199.5161448
22Sammy WhiteC27 3922896
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15
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2
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5
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44213540072418.245.304.332636.087.179.2591.1478.4130433
24Don BuddinSS22 3774990
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24
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05
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37206562412614.239.352.342694.103.281.2690.9575.4129454
25Dick GernertOF-1B27 3065389
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11
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016
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6810565721247.291.399.484883.193.379.3081.0219.1148370
12Ted Lepcio2B25 2843474
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10
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015
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5113307731224.261.335.454789.194.292.3042.5718.9129321
8Pete DaleyC26 1872250
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11
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3
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5
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29101830251011.267.338.439777.171.273.2961.6737.482208
2Milt BollingSS25 1181925
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2
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801182011313.212.319.347666.136.280.2291.1139.341141
11Frank Malzone3B26 1031517
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11109800215.165.230.272502.107.204.1600.8951.528115
23Tom BrewerP24 941428
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01
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1
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130051900112.298.330.351681.053.106.3603.8094.033101
18Frank SullivanP26 85412
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0030022100713.141.159.153312.012.035.18510.50--1395
3Norm Zauchin1B26 841218
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02
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1100142210004.214.333.310643.095.262.2671.5742.02699
38Gene StephensOF23 632217
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701121200001.270.387.349736.079.254.3201.0063.02275
15Willard NixonP28 54411
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005003600211.204.241.222463.019.074.2242.00--1260
26Faye ThroneberryOF25 50611
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2
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30031600101.220.264.320584.100.160.3035.3350.01654
17Mel ParnellP34 4647
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0000021100400.152.188.174362.022.065.2005.50--852
20Bob PorterfieldP32 43414
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50011010111.326.348.395743.070.093.39410.0043.01747
39Dave SislerP24 4245
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00020041300410.119.191.119310.000.095.1673.25--551
14Ike DelockP26 2923
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0020021100700.103.161.138299.034.103.1675.50--438
24Gene Mauch2B30 2548
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0001003300001.320.393.320713.000.120.3641.00--828
27George SusceP24 1824
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000004600000.222.364.333697.111.333.3331.50--622
28Tom HurdP32 1226
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0001000200100.500.500.5001000.000.000.600----613
7Billy Consolo2B21 11132
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0001003500000.182.357.182539.000.273.3331.67--214
40Frank BaumannP22 913
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000000200100.333.333.556889.222.222.429----510
19Leo KielyP26 601
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0000000000000.167.167.167334.000.000.167----16
1Grady Hatton33 502
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0002000000000.400.400.400800.000.000.400----25
20Marty Keough21 2100001001000000.000.333.000333.000.500.0000.00--03
29Rudy MinarcinP26 201
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0000001000000.500.667.5001167.000.500.5000.00--13
21Johnny SchmitzP35 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals19085349780147326145139752281972768925416846153.275.359.419778.144.281.2920.9538.522416190
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
23Tom Brewer24 1993.5032321540024420010395141121275001.287.380.524.134.681.13
18Frank Sullivan26 1473.423433121102422531129222821164101.389.410.823.054.311.41
15Willard Nixon28 984.22232291001451427968957746001.378.810.563.544.591.30
39Dave Sisler24 984.6339143015314212081731372931001.357.610.824.565.891.29
17Mel Parnell34 763.782120610013112971551359412001.448.860.894.052.820.69
14Ike Delock26 1374.2248810289128122656012801054001.588.580.845.637.381.31
20Bob Porterfield32 3125.142518413012612782722164532001.529.071.504.573.790.83
28Tom Hurd32 345.334000018576845245547345001.729.950.595.574.030.72
27George Susce24 246.172160070697154481444260001.649.131.805.663.340.59
19Leo Kiely26 225.23230001633147251811490001.9713.650.294.062.610.64
40Frank Baumann22 213.247100302422119314182001.447.921.085.046.481.29
16Harry Dorish34 023.52150001102223109110110001.439.000.393.914.301.10
29Rudy Minarcin26 102.7031002099432850001.708.101.807.204.500.63
21Johnny Schmitz35 000.0020001045200400102.2511.250.009.000.000.00
Pitching Totals84704.17333155508105201398135475164713066771231201.458.720.844.294.581.07
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Sammy WhiteC114547601013.9840.00
Pete DaleyC572281421.9920.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mickey Vernon1B108930581196.9890.00
Dick Gernert1B3730737336.9910.00
Norm Zauchin1B3118910218.9900.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy Goodman2B952152661769.9660.00
Ted Lepcio2B571431661147.9660.00
Billy Consolo2B2591424.9200.00
Gene Mauch2B6121724.9350.00
Milt Bolling2B11210.7500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy Klaus3B1061202422118.9450.00
Frank Malzone3B26245764.9310.00
Ted Lepcio3B22274024.9710.00
Milt Bolling3B1162032.8970.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don BuddinSS1132133702998.9530.00
Milt BollingSS263159511.9470.00
Billy KlausSS26356468.9430.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim PiersallOF1554551041.9910.00
Jackie JensenOF15129113122.9620.00
Ted WilliamsOF110174752.9730.00
Gene StephensOF7157210.9830.00
Dick GernertOF5060412.9850.00
Faye ThroneberryOF1320020.9090.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ike DelockP48128101821.9331.97
Tom HurdP407639001.0001.42
Dave SislerP39142922001.0001.96
Frank SullivanP34242163715.9811.97
Tom BrewerP32244285212.9882.95
Bob PorterfieldP2512681421.9171.57
Leo KielyP233135001.0002.32
Willard NixonP2314573114.9742.36
Mel ParnellP2113171922.9291.78
George SusceP216931111.9331.82
Harry DorishP152238011.0004.46
Frank BaumannP7241110.6670.74
Rudy MinarcinP3903001.0002.93
Johnny SchmitzP2402001.0004.39


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