1956 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1956 Brooklyn Dodgers
1956 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMGM
Vin Scully, Connie Desmond, Jerry Doggett, Al Helfer
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The 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers edged out the Milwaukee Braves to win the National League title. The Dodgers again faced the New York Yankees in the World Series. This time they lost the series in seven games, one of which was a perfect game by the Yankees' Don Larsen.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Don Newcombe won the NL MVP award and the very first Cy Young Award. He was the first pitcher to win the National League MVP and the Cy Young Award in the same season.[5]

During the season, the Dodgers played seven home games at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey, as part of owner Walter O'Malley's continued attempts to pressure Brooklyn to allow him to build a new stadium in his preferred location at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues. The first of these games was on April 19.[6]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 93 61 -- .604
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 1 .597
Cincinnati Redlegs 91 63 2 .591
St. Louis Cardinals 76 78 17 .494
Philadelphia Phillies 71 83 22 .461
New York Giants 67 87 26 .435
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 88 27 .429
Chicago Cubs 60 94 33 .390

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Jim Gilliam Left fielder
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
Duke Snider Center fielder
Roy Campanella Catcher
Gil Hodges First baseman
Jackie Robinson Third baseman
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Charlie Neal Second baseman
Don Newcombe Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1956 Brooklyn Dodgers
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
2B Gilliam, JimJim Gilliam 153 594 178 .300 6 43
3B Jackson, RandyRandy Jackson 101 307 84 .274 8 53
SS Reese, Pee WeePee Wee Reese 147 572 147 .257 9 46
LF Amorós, SandySandy Amorós 114 292 76 .260 16 58

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
Fernández, ChicoChico Fernández 34 66 15 .227 1 9

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
Newcombe, DonDon Newcombe 38 268 27 7 3.06 139
Craig, RogerRoger Craig 35 199 12 11 3.71 109

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
Bessent, DonDon Bessent 38 4 3 9 2.50 52
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

1956 World Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 3, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 1
Brooklyn (N) 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 x 6 9 0
W: Sal Maglie (1–0)  L: Whitey Ford (0–1)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (1), Billy Martin (1)    BROJackie Robinson (1), Gil Hodges (1)

Game 2[edit]

October 5, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 12 2
Brooklyn (N) 0 6 1 2 2 0 0 2 x 13 12 0
W: Don Bessent (1–0)  L: Tom Morgan (0–1)
HR: NYYYogi Berra (1)    BRODuke Snider (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 6, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 1
New York (A) 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 x 5 8 1
W: Whitey Ford (1–1)   L: Roger Craig (0–1)
HR: NYYEnos Slaughter (1), Billy Martin (2)

Game 4[edit]

October 7, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
New York (A) 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 x 6 7 2
W: Tom Sturdivant (1–0)   L: Carl Erskine (0–1)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (2), Hank Bauer (1)

Game 5[edit]

October 8, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 2 5 0
W: Don Larsen (1–0)   L: Sal Maglie (1–1)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (3)

Game 6[edit]

October 9, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
W: Clem Labine (1–0)  L: Bob Turley (0–1)

Game 7[edit]

October 10, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 2 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 9 10 0
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
W: Johnny Kucks (1–0)  L: Don Newcombe (0–1)
HR: NYYYogi Berra (2, 3), Elston Howard (1), Bill Skowron (1)

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Tommy Holmes
Bill Sweeney
AAA Montreal Royals International League Greg Mulleavy
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Max Macon
AA Ft. Worth Cats Texas League Lee Handley
A Macon Dodgers South Atlantic League Goldie Holt
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Ray Hathaway
B Cedar Rapids Raiders Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League George Scherger
B Wichita Falls Spudders Big State League Jack Wilkinson
Jodie Beeler
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Lou Rochelli
C Reno Silver Sox California League Ray Perry
D Hornell Dodgers Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League Boyd Bartley
Charlie Gelbert
D Kokomo Dodgers Midwest League Pete Reiser
D Shawnee Hawks Sooner State League Jack Banta
D Thomasville Dodgers Georgia-Florida League Rudy Rufer
George Pfister

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1955
National League Championship Season
1956
Succeeded by
Milwaukee Braves
1957