1956 Detroit Tigers season

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1956 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Jr., Fred Knorr, John Fetzer
Manager(s) Bucky Harris
Local television WJBK
Local radio WKMH
(Van Patrick, Mel Ott)
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The 1956 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 82-72, 15 games behind the 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

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1956 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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

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
Kennedy, BobBob Kennedy 70 177 41 .232 4 22
Brideweser, JimJim Brideweser 70 156 34 .218 0 10
Small, JimJim Small 58 91 29 .319 0 10
Delsing, JimJim Delsing 10 12 0 .000 0 0
Hatfield, FredFred Hatfield 8 12 3 .250 0 2

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
Foytack, PaulPaul Foytack 43 256 15 13 3.59 184

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
Black, BudBud Black 5 10 1 1 3.60 7

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
Aber, AlAl Aber 42 4 4 7 3.43 21
Bunning, JimJim Bunning 15 5 1 1 3.71 34
Brady, JimJim Brady 6 0 0 0 28.42 3
Wojey, PetePete Wojey 2 0 0 0 2.25 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Charlie Metro and Frank Skaff
A Syracuse Chiefs Eastern League Glenn McQuillen, Joe Torpey and Frank Calo
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Frank Skaff, Willis Hudlin and Bill Norman
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Johnny Pesky
B Terre Haute Tigers Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bill Norman and Charlie Metro
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Stan Wasiak and Charlie Metro
D Panama City Fliers Alabama-Florida League Al Lakeman
D Palatka Tigers Florida State League Ralph Hodgin and Charlie Baird
D Hazlehurst-Baxley Tigers Georgia State League Wayne Wallace and Stan Wasiak
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League Bill Adair
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Pat Mullin, Don Lund and Wayne Blackburn

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Valdosta

Terre Haute club folded, July 3, 1956

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