1956 New York Yankees season

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1956 New York Yankees
1956 World Series Champions
1956 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local television WPIX
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Jim Woods, Red Barber)
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The 1956 New York Yankees season was the 54th season for the team in New York, and its 56th season overall. The team finished with a record of 97-57, winning their 22nd pennant, finishing 9 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games. The Series featured the only no-hitter in Series play, a perfect game, delivered by the Yankees' Don Larsen in Game 5.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • April 18, 1956: Umpire Ed Rommell was the first umpire to wear glasses in a major league game. The game was played between the Yankees and the Washington Senators.[2]

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 New York Yankees
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
C Berra, YogiYogi Berra 140 521 155 .298 30 105
1B Skowron, BillBill Skowron 134 464 143 .308 23 90
2B Martin, BillyBilly Martin 121 458 121 .264 9 49
3B Carey, AndyAndy Carey 132 422 100 .238 7 50
SS McDougald, GilGil McDougald 120 438 136 .311 13 56
LF Howard, ElstonElston Howard 98 290 76 .262 5 34
CF Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 150 533 188 .353 52 130
RF Bauer, HankHank Bauer 147 539 130 .241 26 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
Collins, JoeJoe Collins 100 262 59 .225 7 43
Coleman, JerryJerry Coleman 80 183 47 .257 0 18
Siebern, NormNorm Siebern 54 162 33 .204 4 21
Cerv, BobBob Cerv 54 115 35 .304 3 25
Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter 24 83 24 .289 0 4
Hunter, BillyBilly Hunter 39 75 21 .280 0 11
Lumpe, JerryJerry Lumpe 20 62 16 .258 0 4
Rizzuto, PhilPhil Rizzuto 31 52 12 .231 0 6
Noren, IrvIrv Noren 29 37 8 .216 0 6
Robinson, EddieEddie Robinson 26 54 12 .222 5 11
Carroll, TomTom Carroll 36 17 6 .353 0 0
Wilson, GeorgeGeorge Wilson 11 12 2 .167 0 0
Silvera, CharlieCharlie Silvera 7 9 2 .222 0 2
Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 5 7 1 .143 0 0
Skizas, LouLou Skizas 6 6 1 .167 0 1

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
Ford, WhiteyWhitey Ford 31 225.2 19 6 2.47 141
Kucks, JohnnyJohnny Kucks 34 224.1 18 9 3.85 67
Turley, BobBob Turley 27 132 8 4 5.05 91
Terry, RalphRalph Terry 3 13.1 1 2 9.45 8

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
Larsen, DonDon Larsen 38 179.2 11 5 3.26 107
Sturdivant, TomTom Sturdivant 32 158.1 16 8 3.30 110
Coleman, RipRip Coleman 29 88.1 3 5 3.67 42
Grim, BobBob Grim 26 74.2 6 1 2.77 48
McDermott, MickeyMickey McDermott 23 87 2 6 4.24 38

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
Morgan, TomTom Morgan 41 6 7 11 4.16 20
Byrne, TommyTommy Byrne 37 7 3 6 3.36 52
Konstanty, JimJim Konstanty 8 0 0 2 4.91 6
Dixon, SonnySonny Dixon 3 0 1 1 2.08 1
Coates, JimJim Coates 2 0 0 0 13.50 0
Staley, GerryGerry Staley 1 0 0 0 108.00 1

1956 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1956 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 6 October 3 Ebbets Field 34,479
2 Yankees – 8, Dodgers – 13 October 5 Ebbets Field 36,217
3 Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 5 October 6 Yankee Stadium 73,977
4 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 6 October 7 Yankee Stadium 69,705
5 Dodgers – 0, Yankees – 2 October 8 Yankee Stadium 64,519
6 Yankees – 0, Dodgers – 1 (10 innings) October 9 Ebbets Field 33,224
7 Yankees – 9, Dodgers – 0 October 10 Ebbets Field 33,782

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Ralph Houk
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Eddie Lopat
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Phil Page
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Freddie Fitzsimmons
B Winston-Salem Twins Carolina League George Hausmann and Lee "Pete" Peterson
B Quincy Gems Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Vern Hoscheit
C Modesto Reds California League Al Lyons
C Monroe Sports Evangeline League Ed Head
D St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Ken Silvestri
D Kearney Yankees Nebraska State League Randy Gumpert
D Bradford Yankees PONY League Randy Gumpert
D McAlester Rockets Sooner State League Marvin Crater

Bradford club folded, May 18, 1956[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Whitey Herzog page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 43, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Gerry Staley page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Lou Skizas page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Tommy Lasorda page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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