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1956 Brooklyn Dodgers season

1956 Brooklyn Dodgers
1956 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Ebbets Field (since 1913)
  • Brooklyn, New York (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
    Manager(s) Walter Alston
    Local television WOR-TV
    Local radio WMGM
    Vin Scully, Connie Desmond, Jerry Doggett, Al Helfer
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    The 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers edged out the Milwaukee Braves to win the National League title. The Dodgers again faced the New York Yankees in the World Series. This time they lost the series in seven games, one of which was a perfect game by the Yankees' Don Larsen.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Don Newcombe won the NL MVP award and the very first Cy Young Award. He was the first pitcher to win the National League MVP and the Cy Young Award in the same season.[5]

    During the season, the Dodgers played seven home games at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey, as part of owner Walter O'Malley's continued attempts to pressure Brooklyn to allow him to build a new stadium in his preferred location at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues. The first of these games was on April 19.[6]

    Season standings

    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

    Opening Day Starters
    Name Position
    Jim Gilliam Left fielder
    Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
    Duke Snider Center fielder
    Roy Campanella Catcher
    Gil Hodges First baseman
    Jackie Robinson Third baseman
    Carl Furillo Right fielder
    Charlie Neal Second baseman
    Don Newcombe Starting pitcher

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1956 Brooklyn Dodgers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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
    2B Gilliam, JimJim Gilliam 153 594 178 .300 6 43
    3B Jackson, RandyRandy Jackson 101 307 84 .274 8 53
    SS Reese, Pee WeePee Wee Reese 147 572 147 .257 9 46
    LF Amorós, SandySandy Amorós 114 292 76 .260 16 58

    Other batters

    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
    Fernández, ChicoChico Fernández 34 66 15 .227 1 9

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Newcombe, DonDon Newcombe 38 268 27 7 3.06 139
    Craig, RogerRoger Craig 35 199 12 11 3.71 109

    Other pitchers

    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

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Bessent, DonDon Bessent 38 4 3 9 2.50 52
    Branca, RalphRalph Branca 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

    1956 World Series

    Main article: 1956 World Series

    Game 1

    October 3, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (A) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 1
    Brooklyn (N) 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 x 6 9 0
    W: Sal Maglie (1–0)  L: Whitey Ford (0–1)
    HR: NYYMickey Mantle (1), Billy Martin (1)    BROJackie Robinson (1), Gil Hodges (1)

    Game 2

    October 5, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (A) 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 12 2
    Brooklyn (N) 0 6 1 2 2 0 0 2 x 13 12 0
    W: Don Bessent (1–0)  L: Tom Morgan (0–1)
    HR: NYYYogi Berra (1)    BRODuke Snider (1)

    Game 3

    October 6, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Brooklyn (N) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 1
    New York (A) 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 x 5 8 1
    W: Whitey Ford (1–1)   L: Roger Craig (0–1)
    HR: NYYEnos Slaughter (1), Billy Martin (2)

    Game 4

    October 7, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
    New York (A) 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 x 6 7 2
    W: Tom Sturdivant (1–0)   L: Carl Erskine (0–1)
    HR: NYYMickey Mantle (2), Hank Bauer (1)

    Game 5

    October 8, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York City

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    New York (A) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 2 5 0
    W: Don Larsen (1–0)   L: Sal Maglie (1–1)
    HR: NYYMickey Mantle (3)

    Game 6

    October 9, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
    New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
    Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
    W: Clem Labine (1–0)  L: Bob Turley (0–1)

    Game 7

    October 10, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (A) 2 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 9 10 0
    Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    W: Johnny Kucks (1–0)  L: Don Newcombe (0–1)
    HR: NYYYogi Berra (2, 3), Elston Howard (1), Bill Skowron (1)

    Awards and honors

    All-Stars

    Farm system

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