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1956 New York Giants (MLB) season

1956 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Polo Grounds (since 1911)
  • New York, New York (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
    Manager(s) Bill Rigney
    Local television WPIX
    (Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
    Local radio WMCA
    (Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
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    The 1956 New York Giants season was the franchise's 74th season. The team finished in sixth place in the National League with an 67-87 record, 26 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    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

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1956 New York Giants
    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
    3B Castleman, FosterFoster Castleman 124 385 87 .226 14 45
    LF Brandt, JackieJackie Brandt 98 351 105 .299 11 47
    CF Mays, WillieWillie Mays 152 578 171 .296 36 84

    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
    Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes 111 244 53 .217 8 33
    Dark, AlvinAlvin Dark 48 206 52 .252 2 17
    Lockman, WhiteyWhitey Lockman 48 169 46 .272 1 10
    Katt, RayRay Katt 37 101 23 .228 7 14
    Virgil, OzzieOzzie Virgil 3 12 5 .417 0 2

    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
    Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 41 258.2 20 13 2.86 145
    Gómez, RubénRubén Gómez 40 196.1 7 17 4.58 76

    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
    Hearn, JimJim Hearn 30 129.1 5 11 3.97 66
    Liddle, DonDon Liddle 11 41.1 1 2 3.92 21
    Monzant, RamónRamón Monzant 4 13 1 0 4.15 11

    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
    Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 64 4 9 8 3.83 71
    Grissom, MarvMarv Grissom 43 1 1 7 1.56 49
    Littlefield, DickDick Littlefield 31 4 4 2 4.08 65
    Constable, JimJim Constable 3 0 0 0 14.54 1

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Cocoa[4]

    Notes

    1. ^ Roger McCardell page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Ernie Broglio page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Ray Katt page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References