1956 St. Louis Cardinals season

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1956 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 76–78 (.494)
League place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s) Frank Lane
Manager(s) Fred Hutchinson
Local television KTVI
Local radio KMOX
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 1956 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 75th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 65th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 76–78 during the season and finished 4th in the National League.

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]

Roster[edit]

1956 St. Louis Cardinals
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

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
Sauer, HankHank Sauer 75 151 45 .298 5 24

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
Blaylock, BobBob Blaylock 14 41 1 6 6.37 39

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
Collum, JackieJackie Collum 38 6 2 7 4.20 17

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Cardinals American Association Johnny Keane
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Dixie Walker
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Harry Walker
A Allentown Cardinals Eastern League Roland LeBlanc
A Sioux City Soos Western League Harold Olt and Bob Clear
B Beaumont Exporters Big State League Ford Garrison
B Peoria Chiefs Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League George Kissell
C Mexicali Eagles Arizona–Texas League Larry Barton, Sr. and Art Wilson
C Fresno Cardinals California League Ed Lyons
C Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League Vern Benson
D Dothan Cardinals Alabama–Florida League Whitey Ries
D Gainesville G-Men Florida State League Homer Ray Wilson
D Albany Cardinals Georgia–Florida League Chase Riddle
D Decatur Commodores Midwest League Al Unser
D Ardmore Cardinals Sooner State League J. C. Dunn

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Rochester, Houston, Fresno[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Harry Walker at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Ed Mayer at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Billy Muffett at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Jackie Collum at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Hank Sauer at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Solly Hemus at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Bill Virdon at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Dick Rand at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Red Schoendienst at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]