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1956 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1956 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Forbes Field (since 1909)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (since 1882)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John W. Galbreath, Bing Crosby (minority)
    General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
    Manager(s) Bobby Bragan
    Local television none
    Local radio KDKA
    Bob Prince, Dick Bingham
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    The 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 75th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 70th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished seventh in the National League with a record of 66–88.

    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 Pittsburgh Pirates
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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 Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 157 588 166 .282 25 80
    CF Virdon, BillBill Virdon 133 509 170 .334 8 37

    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
    Del Greco, BobbyBobby Del Greco 14 20 4 .200 2 3
    Atwell, TobyToby Atwell 12 18 2 .111 0 3

    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

    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
    Littlefield, DickDick Littlefield 6 12.2 0 0 4.26 10

    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
    Face, RoyRoy Face 68 12 13 6 3.52 96
    Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 18 3 3 0 4.71 17
    Swanson, RedRed Swanson 9 0 0 0 10.03 5
    Donoso, LinoLino Donoso 3 0 0 0 0.00 1

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lincoln

    Notes

    References