1956 MLB Season in Review

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A high-level summary of the 1956 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
All-Star Game
Washington,District of Columbia
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1956 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League -
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111New York YankeesT - S - R1549757.630--857631226Won World Series (Dodgers)1,491,7842George WeissCasey StengelYankee Stadium I
    225Cleveland IndiansT - S - R1548866.5719.0712581131dnq865,46713Hank GreenbergAl LopezCleveland Municipal Stadium
    336Chicago White SoxT - S - R1548569.55212.0776634142dnq1,000,0909Charlie ComiskeyMarty MarionComiskey Park
    447Boston Red SoxT - S - R1548470.54513.078075129dnq1,137,1584Joe CroninPinky HigginsFenway Park
    558Detroit TigersT - S - R1548272.53215.078969990dnq1,051,1826Muddy RuelBucky HarrisBriggs Stadium
    6611Baltimore OriolesT - S - R1546985.44828.0571705-134dnq901,20112Paul RichardsPaul RichardsMemorial Stadium
    7715Washington Senators IT - S - R1545995.38338.0652924-272dnq431,64716Calvin GriffithChuck DressenGriffith Stadium
    8816Kansas City AthleticsT - S - R15452102.33845.0619831-212dnq1,015,1548---Lou BoudreauMunicipal Stadium
    National League -
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    112Brooklyn DodgersT - S - R1549361.604--720601119Lost World Series (Yankees)1,213,5623Buzzie BavasiWalter AlstonEbbets Field
    223Milwaukee BravesT - S - R1549262.5971.0709569140dnq2,046,3311John QuinnFred Haney, Charlie GrimmCounty Stadium
    334Cincinnati RedsT - S - R1549163.5912.0775658117dnq1,125,9285Gabe PaulBirdie TebbettsCrosley Field
    449St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R1547678.49417.0678698-20dnq1,029,7737Frank LaneFred HutchinsonSportsman's Park
    5510Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R1547183.46122.0668738-70dnq934,79811Roy HameyMayo SmithConnie Mack Stadium
    6612New York GiantsT - S - R1546787.43526.0540650-110dnq629,17915Chub FeeneyBill RigneyPolo Grounds
    7713Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R1546688.42927.0588653-65dnq949,87810Joe BrownBobby BraganForbes Field
    8814Chicago CubsT - S - R1546094.39033.0597708-111dnq720,11814Wid MathewsStan HackWrigley Field
    16 record(s)
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season