1955 Cleveland Indians season

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1955 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Myron H. Wilson
General manager(s)Hank Greenberg
Manager(s)Al López
Local televisionWXEL
Local radioWERE (1300)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 96 58 .623 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 3
Chicago White Sox 91 63 .591 5
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 12
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 17
Kansas City Athletics 63 91 .409 33
Baltimore Orioles 57 97 .370 39
Washington Senators 53 101 .344 43

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1955 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–14 10–12–1 3–19 9–13 10–12–1 3–19 14–8
Boston 14–8 9–13 11–11 13–9 14–8 8–14 15–7
Chicago 12–10–1 13–9 10–12 14–8 14–8 11–11 17–5
Cleveland 19–3 11–11 12–10 12–10 17–5 13–9 9–13
Detroit 13–9 9–13 8–14 10–12 12–10 10–12 17–5
Kansas City 12–10–1 8–14 8–14 5–17 10–12 7–15 13–9
New York 19–3 14–8 11–11 9–13 12–10 15–7 16–6
Washington 8–14 7–15 5–17 13–9 5–17 9–13 6–16


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1955 Cleveland Indians
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 Jim Hegan 116 304 67 .220 9 40
1B Vic Wertz 74 257 65 .253 14 55
2B Bobby Avila 141 537 146 .272 13 61
SS George Strickland 130 388 81 .209 2 34
3B Al Rosen 139 492 120 .244 21 81
LF Ralph Kiner 113 321 78 .243 18 54
CF Larry Doby 131 491 143 .291 26 75
RF Al Smith 154 607 186 .306 22 77

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
Gene Woodling 79 259 72 .278 5 35
Ferris Fain 56 118 30 .254 0 8
Hal Naragon 57 127 41 .323 1 14
Hank Foiles 62 111 29 .261 1 7
Sam Dente 73 105 27 .257 0 10
Dave Pope 35 104 31 .298 6 22
Dave Philley 43 104 31 .298 2 9
Joe Altobelli 42 75 15 .200 2 5
Hoot Evers 39 66 19 .288 2 9
Dale Mitchell 61 58 15 .259 0 10
Hank Majeski 36 48 9 .188 2 6
Bobby Young 18 45 14 .311 0 6
Rudy Regalado 10 26 7 .269 0 5
Wally Westlake 16 20 5 .250 0 1
Billy Harrell 13 19 8 .421 0 1
Stu Locklin 16 18 3 .167 0 0
Rocky Colavito 5 9 4 .444 0 0
Stan Pawloski 2 8 1 .125 0 0
Kenny Kuhn 4 6 2 .333 0 0
Harry Simpson 3 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Early Wynn 32 230 17 11 2.82 122
Herb Score 33 227.1 16 10 2.85 245
Bob Lemon 35 211.1 18 10 3.88 100
Mike Garcia 38 210.2 11 13 4.02 120

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
Art Houtteman 35 124.1 10 6 3.98 53
Bob Feller 25 83 4 4 3.47 25
Sal Maglie 10 25.2 0 2 3.86 11
Hank Aguirre 4 12.2 2 0 1.42 6
Bud Daley 2 7 0 1 6.43 2

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
Ray Narleski 60 9 1 19 3.71 94
Don Mossi 57 4 3 9 2.42 69
José Santiago 17 2 0 0 2.48 19
Bill Wight 17 0 0 1 2.63 9
Hal Newhouser 2 0 0 0 0.00 1
Ted Gray 2 0 0 0 18.00 1

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

  • Bobby Ávila, Second base, Reserve
  • Larry Doby, Outfield, Reserve
  • Al López, Manager
  • Al Rosen, Third base, Reserve
  • Herb Score, Pitcher, Reserve
  • Al Smith, Outfield, Reserve
  • Early Wynn, Pitcher, Reserve

[7]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Kerby Farrell
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League L. D. Meyer and Hank Schenz
A Reading Indians Eastern League Jo-Jo White
B Keokuk Kernels Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Pinky May
B Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League Spud Chandler
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Phil Seghi and Paul O'Dea
C Sherbrooke Indians Provincial League Ed Hartness
D Vidalia Indians Georgia State League Ed Levy
D Lafayette Chiefs Mississippi–Ohio Valley League Mark Wylie

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Keokuk, Spartanburg[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Owen Friend at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Ralph Kiner at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Joe Ginsberg at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Hal Newhouser at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Billy Cox at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Dave Philley at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1955as.shtml
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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