1956 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1956 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) Roy Hamey
Manager(s) Mayo Smith
Local television WRCV
WFIL
Local radio WIP
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Gene Kelly)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 93 61 0.604 52–25 41–36
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 1 47–29 45–33
Cincinnati Redlegs 91 63 0.591 2 51–26 40–37
St. Louis Cardinals 76 78 0.494 17 43–34 33–44
Philadelphia Phillies 71 83 0.461 22 40–37 31–46
New York Giants 67 87 0.435 26 37–40 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 88 0.429 27 35–43 31–45
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 33 39–38 21–56


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1956 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 16–6 11–11 10–12 14–8 13–9 13–9 16–6
Chicago 6–16 6–16–1 9–13 7–15 13–9 10–12–1 9–13–1
Cincinnati 11–11 16–6–1 9–13 14–8 11–11 17–5 13–9
Milwaukee 12–10 13–9 13–9 17–5 10–12 14–8–1 13–9
New York 8–14 15–7 8–14 5–17 11–11 13–9 7–15
Philadelphia 9–13 9–13 11–11 12–10 11–11 7–15 12–10
Pittsburgh 9–13 12–10–1 5–17 8–14–1 9–13 15–7 8–14–1
St. Louis 6–16 13–9–1 9–13 9–13 15–7 10–12 14–8–1


Notable transactions[edit]

Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1956 Game Log[7]
Overall Record: 71–83
^[a] The second game on May 13 was suspended (Sunday curfew[20][21]) in the top of the eighth inning with the score 6–2 and was completed July 3, 1956.[22][23]
^[b] The September 14, 1956, game was protested by the Braves in the bottom of the second inning.[24][25][26] The protest was later denied.[27][28]

Roster[edit]

1956 Philadelphia Phillies
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
3B Jones, WillieWillie Jones 149 520 144 .277 17 78

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
Greengrass, JimJim Greengrass 86 215 44 .205 5 25
Hemus, SollySolly Hemus 78 187 54 .289 5 24
Smalley, RoyRoy Smalley 65 168 38 .226 0 16
Baumholtz, FrankFrank Baumholtz 78 100 27 .270 0 9
Morgan, BobbyBobby Morgan 8 25 5 .200 0 1
Westlake, WallyWally Westlake 5 4 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
Haddix, HarveyHarvey Haddix 31 206.2 12 8 3.48 154
Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 3 23 0 3 5.09 1
Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell 1 4.1 0 1 12.46 0

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

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
Flowers, BenBen Flowers 32 0 2 0 5.71 22
LiPetri, AngeloAngelo LiPetri 6 0 0 0 3.27 8

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Miami Marlins International League Don Osborn
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Dick Carter
B Wilson Tobs Carolina League Charlie Gassaway
C Bakersfield Boosters California League Art Lilly and Dick Wilson
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Frank Lucchesi
D Tifton Phillies Georgia–Florida League Wes Griffin and Eddie Miller
D Mattoon Phillies Midwest League Benny Zientara
D Olean Oilers PONY League Paul Owens

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Schenectady[29]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peanuts Lowrey at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Wally Westlake at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Frank Baumholtz at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Solly Hemus at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Art Mahaffey at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Bob Lipski at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "1956 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  8. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. April 25, 1956. p. 25. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 7, 1956. p. 27. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Baseball Standings". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal. May 23, 1956. p. 18, part 2. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 28, 1956. p. 24. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Hernon, Jack (May 28, 1956). "Dale Long Raised $2,500 to $16,500". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 24. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Baseball". Windsor, ON: The Windsor Daily Star. June 18, 1956. p. 21. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. June 18, 1956. p. 24. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. July 29, 1956. p. 1, section 3 (Sports). Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  16. ^ Thisted, Red (July 29, 1956). "Washout a Tonic for Hardworked Braves". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Sentinel. pp. 1B, 2B. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Baseball". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. August 6, 1956. p. 21. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Baseball in a Nutshell". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Sentinel. August 7, 1956. p. 2, part 2. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Baseball Record". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. September 29, 1956. p. 8. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  20. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 15, 1956. p. 24. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  21. ^ Hernon, Jack (May 14, 1956). "Bucs Nip Phils 11-9, Nightcap Suspended: Lopata Slams 3 Straight Homers: Visitors Leading, 6-2, When Curfew Halts Second Game". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 24. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  22. ^ "May 13, 1956, Phillies at Pirates Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. May 13, 1956. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (2)". retrosheet.org. May 13, 1956. Retrieved June 25, 2016. [G]ame suspended for 7 PM Pennsylvania curfew; completed on July 3 with new umpires[.] 
  24. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 13, Milwaukee Braves 1". retrosheet.org. September 14, 1956. Retrieved June 29, 2016. [Del] Ennis doubled; an attendant caught the ball down the LF line; it was ruled interference and the Braves argued that Del Ennis should have been held at 1B on the play; Braves manager Fred Haney protested the game[.] 
  25. ^ "Dodgers Win, Braves Lose; Leafs Defeat Royals 12-6: Brooks Down Cubs 4-2, Milwaukee Beaten 13-1". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. Associated Press (AP). September 15, 1956. p. 11. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  26. ^ Thisted, Red (September 15, 1956). "Phillies Spank Braves With 17 Hits, 13 to 1". Milwuakee, WI: Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 3, part 2. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Sep 14, 1956, Braves at Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. September 14, 1956. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  28. ^ Wolf, Bob (September 15, 1956). "Phillies Maul Braves, 13 to 1; Dodgers Win, Trail by One: Burdette Fails Again in Rout: Haddix Throws 6 Hit Game as Mates Belt Five Pitchers for 17". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal. p. 12. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  29. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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