1956 Boston Red Sox season

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1956 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Yawkey
Manager(s) Pinky Higgins
Local television WBZ-TV, Ch. 4 and WNAC-TV, Ch. 7
Local radio WHDH-AM 850
(Curt Gowdy, Bob Murphy)
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The 1956 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 4th in the American League with a record of 84 wins and 70 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Cleveland Indians 88 66 .571 9
Chicago White Sox 85 69 .552 12
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 13
Detroit Tigers 82 72 .532 15
Baltimore Orioles 69 85 .448 28
Washington Senators 59 95 .383 38
Kansas City Athletics 52 102 .338 45

Opening Day lineup[edit]

10 Billy Goodman 2B
11 Frank Malzone 3B
  9 Ted Williams LF
  4 Jackie Jensen RF
  6 Mickey Vernon 1B
37 Jimmy Piersall CF
24 Don Buddin SS
22 Sammy White C
18 Frank Sullivan     P

Roster[edit]

1956 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 119 403 125 .310 15 84

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Porterfield, BobBob Porterfield 25 126 3 12 5.14 53

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Baumann, FrankFrank Baumann 7 2 1 0 3.28 18

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open San Francisco Seals Pacific Coast League Eddie Joost and Joe Gordon
AA Oklahoma City Indians Texas League Rudy Laskowski, Ray Cash and Jodie Beeler
A Albany Senators Eastern League Sheriff Robinson
B Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Eddie Popowski
C San Jose JoSox California League Dick Whitman
D Lafayette Red Sox Midwest League Len Okrie
D Lexington Red Sox Nebraska State League Danny Doyle
D Corning Red Sox PONY League Elmer Yoter

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ed Mayer page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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