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1956 Cleveland Indians season

1956 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Cleveland Municipal Stadium (since 1932)
  • Cleveland, Ohio (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Myron H. Wilson, William R. Daley
    Manager(s) Al Lopez
    Local television WEWS-TV
    Local radio WERE (1300)
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    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    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

    Roster

    1956 Cleveland Indians
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    1956 Game Log

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI SB
    C Hegan, JimJim Hegan 122 315 42 70 .222 15 2 6 34 1
    1B Wertz, VicVic Wertz 136 481 65 127 .264 22 0 32 106 0
    2B Ávila, BobbyBobby Ávila 138 513 74 115 .224 14 2 10 54 17
    3B Rosen, AlAl Rosen 121 416 64 111 .267 18 2 15 61 1
    SS Carrasquel, ChicoChico Carrasquel 141 474 60 115 .243 15 1 7 48 0
    LF Woodling, GeneGene Woodling 100 317 56 83 .262 17 0 8 38 2
    CF Busby, JimJim Busby 135 494 72 116 .235 17 3 12 50 8
    RF Colavito, RockyRocky Colavito 101 322 55 89 .276 11 4 21 65 0

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI SB
    Smith, AlAl Smith 141 526 87 144 .274 26 5 16 71 6
    Strickland, GeorgeGeorge Strickland 85 171 22 36 .211 1 2 3 17 0
    Ward, PrestonPreston Ward 87 150 18 38 .253 10 0 6 21 0
    Naragon, HalHal Naragon 53 122 11 35 .287 3 1 3 18 0
    Mele, SamSam Mele 57 114 17 29 .254 7 0 4 20 0
    Averill, EarlEarl Averill 42 93 12 22 .237 6 0 3 14 0
    Pope, DaveDave Pope 25 70 6 17 .243 3 1 0 3 0
    Regalado, RudyRudy Regalado 16 47 4 11 .234 1 0 0 2 0
    Caffie, JoeJoe Caffie 12 38 7 13 .342 0 0 0 1 3
    Mitchell, DaleDale Mitchell 38 30 2 4 .133 0 0 0 6 0
    Kuhn, KennyKenny Kuhn 27 22 7 6 .273 1 0 0 2 0
    Locklin, StuStu Locklin 9 6 0 1 .167 0 0 0 0 0
    Evers, HootHoot Evers 3 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
    Foiles, HankHank Foiles 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
    Young, BobbyBobby Young 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player G GS IP W L ERA BB SO
    Wynn, EarlyEarly Wynn 38 35 277.2 20 9 2.72 91 158
    Lemon, BobBob Lemon 39 35 255.1 20 14 3.03 89 94
    Score, HerbHerb Score 35 33 249.1 20 9 2.53 129 263
    Garcia, MikeMike Garcia 35 30 197.2 11 12 3.78 74 119

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player G GS IP W L SV ERA BB SO
    Aguirre, HankHank Aguirre 16 9 65.1 3 5 1 3.72 27 31
    Feller, BobBob Feller 19 4 58 0 4 1 4.97 23 18

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
    Mossi, DonDon Mossi 48 87.2 6 5 11 3.59 33 59
    McLish, CalCal McLish 37 61.2 2 4 1 4.96 32 27
    Narleski, RayRay Narleski 32 59.1 3 2 4 1.52 19 42
    Houtteman, ArtArt Houtteman 22 46.2 2 2 1 6.56 31 19
    Daley, BudBud Daley 14 20.1 1 0 0 6.20 14 13
    Maglie, SalSal Maglie 2 5 0 0 0 3.60 2 2

    Award winners

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis, Fayetteville[3]

    In 1956, the Indianapolis Indians were 92–62. On May 18, they defeated the Louisville Colonels by a score of 24–0. Roger Maris had seven runs batted in for the game.[4] The Indians went on to win the 1956 Junior World Series by defeating the Rochester Red Wings. In Game 2 of the Junior World Series, Roger Maris would set a record by getting seven runs batted in.[5]

    Notes

    1. ^ Ralph Kiner page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Chico Carrasquel page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
    4. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 77, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
    5. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 80

    References