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1956 Kansas City AthleticsVisual Roster
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The Visual Roster is an alternative view of the team roster. The "Visual" part is the baseball card so you can see what the player looks like. It should be complete for Major League teams but for all other teams, its dependent on available photos. The player list will be complete, regardless of available photos.

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1956 Kansas City Athletics Visual Roster

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Joe Astroth #14

Player ID: 8300
Position: C
Born: 1922-09-01 (33)
in East Alton,Illinois
Ht: 5-9   Wt: 187   B-T: R-R

Mike Baxes #11

Player ID: 8599
Position: SS
Born: 1930-12-18 (25)
in San Francisco,California
Ht: 5-10   Wt: 175   B-T: R-R

Clete Boyer #1

Player ID: 9087
Position: 2B
Born: 1937-02-09 (19)
in Cassville,Missouri
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 182   B-T: R-R

Bill Bradford #12

Player ID: 9100
Position: P
Born: 1921-08-28 (34)
in Choctaw,Arkansas
Ht: 6-2   Wt: 180   B-T: R-R

George Brunet #9,53

Player ID: 9352
Position: P
Born: 1935-06-08 (21)
in Houghton,Michigan
Ht: 6-1   Wt: 210   B-T: R-L

Wally Burnette #23

Player ID: 9434
Position: P
Born: 1929-06-20 (27)
in Blairs,Virginia
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 178   B-T: R-R

Moe Burtschy #36

Player ID: 9460
Position: P
Born: 1922-04-18 (34)
in Cincinnati,Ohio
Ht: 6-3   Wt: 208   B-T: R-R

Art Ceccarelli #19

Player ID: 9760
Position: P
Born: 1930-04-02 (26)
in New Haven,Connecticut
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 190   B-T: R-L

Glenn Cox #16

Player ID: 10263
Position: P
Born: 1931-02-03 (25)
in Montebello,California
Ht: 6-2   Wt: 210   B-T: R-R

Walt Craddock #15

Player ID: 10276
Position: P
Born: 1932-03-25 (24)
in Pax,West Virginia
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 176   B-T: R-L

Jack Crimian #24

Player ID: 10318
Position: P
Born: 1926-02-17 (30)
in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
Ht: 5-10   Wt: 180   B-T: R-R

Joe DeMaestri #2

Player ID: 10655
Position: SS
Born: 1928-12-09 (27)
in San Francisco,California
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 174   B-T: R-R

Art Ditmar #28

Player ID: 10779
Position: P
Born: 1929-04-03 (27)
in Winthrop,Massachusetts
Ht: 6-2   Wt: 196   B-T: R-R

Carl Duser #39

Player ID: 10997
Position: P
Born: 1932-07-22 (23)
in Hazleton,Pennsylvania
Ht: 6-1   Wt: 175   B-T: L-L

Jim Finigan #4

Player ID: 11373
Position: 2B-3B
Born: 1928-08-19 (27)
in Quincy,Illinois
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 175   B-T: R-R

Joe Ginsberg #9

Player ID: 11913
Position: C
Born: 1926-10-11 (29)
in New York,New York
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 180   B-T: L-R

Tom Gorman #37

Player ID: 12035
Position: P
Born: 1925-01-04 (31)
in New York,New York
Ht: 6-1   Wt: 190   B-T: R-R

Johnny Groth #39

Player ID: 12215
Position: OF
Born: 1926-07-23 (29)
in Chicago,Illinois
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 182   B-T: R-R

Bill Harrington #26

Player ID: 12466
Position: P
Born: 1927-10-03 (28)
in Sanford,North Carolina
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 160   B-T: R-R

Troy Herriage #17

Player ID: 12742
Position: P
Born: 1930-12-20 (25)
in Tipton,Oklahoma
Ht: 6-1   Wt: 170   B-T: R-R

Spook Jacobs #6

Player ID: 13240
Position: 2B
Born: 1925-11-04 (30)
in Cheswold,Delaware
Ht: 5-8   Wt: 155   B-T: R-R

Alex Kellner #20

Player ID: 13637
Position: P
Born: 1924-08-26 (31)
in Tucson,Arizona
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 200   B-T: R-L

Lou Kretlow #18,23

Player ID: 13949
Position: P
Born: 1921-06-27 (35)
in Apache,Oklahoma
Ht: 6-2   Wt: 185   B-T: R-R

Tom Lasorda #23

Player ID: 14137
Position: P
Born: 1927-09-22 (28)
in Norristown,Pennsylvania
Ht: 5-10   Wt: 175   B-T: L-L

Hector Lopez #10

Player ID: 14467
Position: 3B
Born: 1929-07-09 (26)
in Colon,Panama
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 182   B-T: R-R

Jack McMahan #14

Player ID: 15179
Position: P
Born: 1932-07-22 (23)
in Hot Springs,Arkansas
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 175   B-T: R-L

Dave Melton #31

Player ID: 15277
Position: OF
Born: 1928-10-03 (27)
in Pampa,Texas
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 185   B-T: R-R

Al Pilarcik #6

Player ID: 16637
Position: OF
Born: 1930-07-03 (25)
in Whiting,Indiana
Ht: 5-10   Wt: 180   B-T: L-L

Jim Pisoni #36

Player ID: 16655
Position: OF
Born: 1929-08-14 (26)
in St. Louis,Missouri
Ht: 5-10   Wt: 169   B-T: R-R

Rance Pless #8

Player ID: 16678
Position: 1B
Born: 1925-12-06 (30)
in Greeneville,Tennessee
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 145   B-T: R-R

Arnie Portocarrero #25

Player ID: 16732
Position: P
Born: 1931-07-05 (24)
in New York,New York
Ht: 6-3   Wt: 196   B-T: R-R

Vic Power #7

Player ID: 16765
Position: 1B-2B
Born: 1927-11-01 (28)
in Arecibo,Puerto Rico
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 195   B-T: R-R

Bill Renna #34

Player ID: 17046
Position: OF
Born: 1924-10-14 (31)
in Hanford,California
Ht: 6-3   Wt: 218   B-T: R-R

Eddie Robinson #25

Player ID: 17238
Position: 1B
Born: 1920-12-15 (35)
in Paris,Texas
Ht: 6-2   Wt: 210   B-T: L-R

Jose Santiago #26,34

Player ID: 17569
Position: P
Born: 1928-09-04 (27)
in Coamo,Puerto Rico
Ht: 5-10   Wt: 175   B-T: R-R

Bobby Shantz #21

Player ID: 17874
Position: P
Born: 1925-09-26 (30)
in Pottstown,Pennsylvania
Ht: 5-6   Wt: 142   B-T: R-L

Harry Simpson #38

Player ID: 18037
Position: OF
Born: 1925-12-03 (30)
in Atlanta,Georgia
Ht: 6-1   Wt: 190   B-T: L-R

Lou Skizas #35

Player ID: 18078
Position: OF
Born: 1932-06-02 (24)
in Chicago,Illinois
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 175   B-T: R-R

Enos Slaughter #33

Player ID: 18095
Position: OF
Born: 1916-04-27 (40)
in Roxboro,North Carolina
Ht: 5-9   Wt: 192   B-T: L-R

Hal Smith #32

Player ID: 18164
Position: C
Born: 1930-12-07 (25)
in West Frankfort,Illinois
Ht: 6-0   Wt: 195   B-T: R-R

Bob Spicer #19

Player ID: 18312
Position: P
Born: 1925-04-11 (31)
in Richmond,Virginia
Ht: 5-10   Wt: 173   B-T: L-R

Tim Thompson #22

Player ID: 18879
Position: C
Born: 1924-03-01 (32)
in Coalport,Pennsylvania
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 190   B-T: L-R

Elmer Valo #35

Player ID: 19144
Position: OF
Born: 1921-03-05 (35)
in Ribnik,Czech Republic
Ht: 5-11   Wt: 190   B-T: L-R

Gus Zernial #30

Player ID: 20076
Position: OF
Born: 1923-06-27 (33)
in Beaumont,Texas
Ht: 6-2   Wt: 210   B-T: R-R