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1956 Chicago White Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 85-69 .552
Rank: 3rd in American League
Run Differential: 776-634 + 142
Roster Continuity 77.01% 9/16
Manager(s): Marty Marion
General Manager: Charlie Comiskey, Johnny Rigney
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Comiskey Park
Attendance: 1,000,090 9/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: George Myatt
Assistant Coach: Del Wilber
Bullpen Coach: Ray Berres
First Base Coach: Don Gutteridge
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 Chicago White Sox season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    25Cal AbramsOF5-11195L-L321949Not draftedMLB--
    11Luis AparicioSS5-9160R-R221956Not draftedMLB--
    26Earl BatteyC6-1205R-R211955Not draftedMLB--
    3Jim BrideweserSS-2B6-0165R-R291951Not draftedMLB--
    32Harry ByrdP6-1188R-R311950Not draftedMLB--
    20Sandy ConsuegraP5-10165R-R351950Not draftedMLB--
    31Jerry DahlkeP6-0180R-R261956Not draftedMLB--
    25Jim DelsingOF5-10175L-R301948Not draftedMLB--
    18Jim DerringtonP6-3190L-L161956Not draftedMLB--
    14Larry DobyOF6-1182L-R321947Not draftedMLB--
    22Dick DonovanP6-3205L-R281950Not draftedMLB--
    8Walt Dropo1B6-5220R-R331949Not draftedMLB--
    48Sammy Esposito3B-SS5-9165R-R241952Not draftedMLB--
    27Bill FischerP6-0190R-R251956Not draftedMLB--
    16Mike FornielesP5-11172R-R241952Not draftedMLB--
    2Nellie Fox2B5-9150L-R281947Not draftedMLB--
    29Jack HarshmanP6-2185L-L281948Not draftedMLB--
    3Fred Hatfield3B-2B6-1171L-R311950Not draftedMLB--
    28Dixie HowellP6-2210L-R361940Not draftedMLB--
    42Ron Jackson1B6-7225R-R221954Not draftedMLB--
    44Connie JohnsonP6-4200R-R331953Not draftedMLB--
    15Bob KeeganP6-2207R-R351953Not draftedMLB--
    1George Kell3B5-9175R-R331943Not draftedMLB--
    30Bob KennedyOF-3B6-2193R-R351939Not draftedMLB--
    27Ellis KinderP6-0195R-R411946UDFAMLB--
    31Paul LaPalmeP5-10184L-L321951Not draftedMLB--
    10Sherm LollarC6-1185R-R311946Not draftedMLB--
    24Dick MarloweP6-2170R-R271951Not draftedMLB--
    36Morrie MartinP6-0180L-L331949Not draftedMLB--
    36Jim McDonaldP5-10185R-R291950Not draftedMLB--
    9Minnie MinosoOF5-10175R-R331949Not draftedMLB--
    12Les MossC5-11205R-R311946Not draftedMLB--
    18Bob NiemanOF5-11195R-R291951Not draftedMLB--
    6,32Ron NortheyOF5-10195L-R361942Not draftedMLB--
    6Dave PhilleyOF6-0188B-R361941Not draftedMLB--
    5Bubba Phillips3B-OF5-9180R-R281955Not draftedMLB--
    19Billy PierceP5-10160L-L291945Not draftedMLB--
    24Howie PolletP6-1175L-L351941Not draftedMLB--
    7Jim RiveraOF6-0196L-L331952Not draftedMLB--
    21,66Gerry StaleyP6-0195R-R351947Not draftedMLB--
    30Jim WilsonP6-1200R-R341945UDFAMLB--

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