1956 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1956 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath, Bing Crosby (minority)
Manager(s) Bobby Bragan
Local television none
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Dick Bingham
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Regular season[edit]

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]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1956 Pittsburgh Pirates
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
3B Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 157 588 166 .282 25 80
CF Virdon, BillBill Virdon 133 509 170 .334 8 37

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
Del Greco, BobbyBobby Del Greco 14 20 4 .200 2 3
Atwell, TobyToby Atwell 12 18 2 .111 0 3

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

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
Littlefield, DickDick Littlefield 6 12.2 0 0 4.26 10

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
Face, RoyRoy Face 68 12 13 6 3.52 96
Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 18 3 3 0 4.71 17
Swanson, RedRed Swanson 9 0 0 0 10.03 5
Donoso, LinoLino Donoso 3 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Clay Hopper
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Andy Cohen
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League John Fitzpatrick
A Lincoln Chiefs Western League Larry Shepard
B Waco Pirates Big State League Monty Basgall
B Kinston Eagles Carolina League Jack Paepke and Tex Taylor
C Douglas Copper Kings Arizona-Mexico League Jerry Gardner
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Al Kubski
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Buck Elliott
D Dublin Irish Georgia State League Robert Clark, Wilbur Caldwell and Wayne Wallace
D Brunswick Pirates Georgia-Florida League Frank Oceak
D Clinton Pirates Midwest League Stan Wentzel

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lincoln

Notes[edit]

References[edit]