1956 Chicago White Sox season

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1956 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Grace Comiskey, Dorothy Comiskey Rigney
Manager(s) Marty Marion
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radio WCFL
(Bob Elson, Don Wells)
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The 1956 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 56th season in the major leagues, and its 57th season overall. They finished with a record 85–69, good enough for third place in the American League, 12 games behind the first place New York Yankees.

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]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1956 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Cal Abrams, OF 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .333 0
Luis Aparicio, SS 152 533 69 142 19 6 3 56 34 63 .266 21
Earl Battey, C 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 0
Jim Brideweser, SS 10 11 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .182 0
Jim Delsing, OF 55 41 11 5 3 0 0 2 10 13 .122 1
Larry Doby, CF 140 504 89 135 22 3 24 102 102 105 .268 0
Walt Dropo, 1B 125 361 42 96 13 1 8 52 37 51 .266 1
Sammy Esposito, 3B,SS 81 184 30 42 8 2 3 25 41 19 .228 1
Nellie Fox, 2B 154 649 109 192 20 10 4 52 44 14 .296 8
Fred Hatfield, 3B 106 321 46 84 9 1 7 33 37 36 .262 1
Ron Jackson, 1B 22 56 7 12 3 0 1 4 10 13 .214 1
George Kell, 3B,1B 21 80 7 25 5 0 1 11 8 6 .313 0
Bob Kennedy, 3B 8 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 .077 0
Sherm Lollar, C 136 450 55 132 28 2 11 75 53 34 .293 2
Minnie Miñoso, LF 151 545 106 172 29 11 21 88 86 40 .316 12
Les Moss, C 56 127 20 31 4 0 10 22 18 15 .244 0
Bob Nieman, RF 14 40 3 12 1 0 2 4 4 4 .300 0
Ron Northey, OF 53 48 4 17 2 0 3 23 8 1 .354 0
Dave Philley, 1B,RF,LF 86 279 44 74 14 2 4 47 28 27 .265 1
Bubba Phillips, OF 67 99 16 27 6 0 2 11 6 12 .273 1
Jim Rivera, RF,CF 139 491 76 125 23 5 12 66 49 75 .255 20
Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Harry Byrd, P 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Sandy Consuegra, P 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Jim Derrington, P 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0
Dick Donovan, P 44 90 10 20 4 0 3 15 14 30 .222 0
Mike Fornieles, P 6 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 0
Jack Harshman, P 36 71 8 12 1 0 6 19 11 21 .169 0
Dixie Howell, P 34 17 4 4 0 0 2 3 2 6 .235 0
Connie Johnson, P 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Bob Keegan, P 20 32 2 4 0 0 0 1 4 7 .125 0
Ellis Kinder, P 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Paul LaPalme, P 29 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000 0
Morrie Martin, P 10 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 0
Jim McDonald, P 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 0
Billy Pierce, P 39 102 6 16 0 0 0 3 3 22 .157 0
Howie Pollet, P 12 8 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .375 0
Gerry Staley, P 26 32 2 3 0 0 0 1 2 6 .094 0
Jim Wilson, P 28 62 6 19 2 0 1 8 1 13 .306 0
Team totals
154 5286 776 1412 218 43 128 726 619 658 .267 70

Pitching[edit]

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Harry Byrd 0 1 10.38 3 1 0 4.1 9 6 5 0 4 0
Sandy Consuegra 1 2 5.17 28 1 3 38.1 45 25 22 0 14 7
Jerry Dahlke 0 0 19.29 5 0 0 2.1 5 5 5 0 6 1
Jim Derrington 0 1 7.50 1 1 0 6.0 9 6 5 2 6 3
Dick Donovan 12 10 3.64 34 31 0 234.2 212 99 95 22 95 120
Bill Fischer 0 0 21.60 3 0 0 1.2 6 4 4 0 1 2
Mike Fornieles 0 1 4.60 6 0 0 15.2 22 9 8 1 7 6
Jack Harshman 15 11 3.10 34 30 0 226.2 183 85 78 14 106 143
Dixie Howell 5 6 4.62 34 1 4 64.1 79 39 33 3 46 28
Connie Johnson 0 1 3.65 5 2 0 12.1 11 5 5 1 7 6
Bob Keegan 5 7 3.93 20 16 0 105.1 119 56 46 15 37 32
Ellis Kinder 3 1 2.73 29 0 3 29.2 33 10 9 2 8 19
Paul LaPalme 3 1 2.36 29 0 2 45.2 31 14 12 2 29 23
Dick Marlowe 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0
Morrie Martin 1 0 4.91 10 0 0 18.1 21 10 10 1 7 9
Jim McDonald 0 2 8.68 8 3 0 18.2 29 18 18 2 7 10
Billy Pierce 20 9 3.32 35 33 1 276.1 261 108 102 24 107 192
Howie Pollet 3 1 4.10 11 4 0 26.1 27 15 12 2 11 14
Gerry Staley 8 3 2.92 26 10 0 101.2 98 37 33 11 23 25
Jim Wilson 9 12 4.06 28 21 0 159.2 149 82 72 15 75 82
Team totals
85 69 3.73 154 154 13 1389.0 1351 634 575 118 567 722

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Jack Cassini and Don Griffin
A Colorado Springs Sky Sox Western League Jack Conway
B Waterloo White Hawks Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Ira Hutchinson
C Duluth-Superior White Sox Northern League Joe Hauser
D Dubuque Packers Midwest League George Noga
D Holdrege White Sox Nebraska State League Skeeter Scalzi

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Duluth-Superior[7]

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