1956 Washington Senators season

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1956 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Chuck Dressen
Local television WTTG
Local radio WWDC (FM)
(Arch McDonald, Bob Wolff)
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The 1956 Washington Senators won 59 games, lost 95, and finished in seventh place in the American League. They were managed by Chuck Dressen and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

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 Senators and the New York Yankees.[3]

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]

Roster[edit]

1956 Washington Senators
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
SS Valdivielso, JoséJosé Valdivielso 90 246 58 .236 4 29

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
Olson, KarlKarl Olson 106 313 77 .246 4 22

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
Abernathy, TedTed Abernathy 5 30.1 1 3 4.15 18

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
Brodowski, DickDick Brodowski 7 17.2 0 3 9.17 8

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
Clevenger, TexTex Clevenger 20 0 0 0 5.40 17

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Red Marion and Max Carey
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Cal Ermer
A Charlotte Hornets Sally League Rollie Hemsley
B Hobbs Sports Southwestern League Pat Stasey
C Thibodaux Senators Evangeline League Bill Dossey
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama-Florida League Bill Brightwell
D Superior Senators Nebraska State League Ray Baker
D Erie Senators PONY League Johnny Welaj

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Thibodaux[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Whitey Herzog page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]