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1956 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 52-102 .338
Rank: 8th in American League
Run Differential: 619-831 -212
Manager(s): Lou Boudreau
General Manager:
Location:
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 1,015,154 8/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ski Melillo
Assistant Coach: Harry Craft
Bullpen Coach: George Susce
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9757.630--
8866.5719.0
8569.55212.0
8470.54513.0
8272.53215.0
6985.44828.0
5995.38338.0
52102.33845.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
14Joe AstrothC331301
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0000000100100.077.077.077154.000.000.083----114
11Mike BaxesSS25106924
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1
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501181501402.226.339.302641.075.236.2560.83106.032128
1Clete Boyer2B191291528
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3
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1
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411112411202.217.279.279558.062.147.2602.18129.036142
9,53George BrunetP212000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
23Wally BurnetteP273922
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0000001900500.051.075.051126.000.026.0679.00--245
36Moe BurtschyP34801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
19Art CeccarelliP263000002001200000.000.250.000250.000.333.0002.00--04
16Glenn CoxP257000000000400001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
15Walt CraddockP242000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
24Jack CrimianP302245
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0000003600501.227.320.227547.000.136.3122.00--530
2Joe DeMaestriSS2743441101
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1
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3933257332338.233.273.316589.083.141.2652.9272.3137465
28Art DitmarP2791513
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001
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40132400400.143.170.176346.033.055.1828.0091.01698
39Carl DuserP233100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
4Jim Finigan2B-3B272502954
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7
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2
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2
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2131302811546.216.296.284580.068.196.2320.93125.071289
9Joe GinsbergC291951548
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8
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1
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1211231703027.246.323.313636.067.185.2630.74195.061220
37Tom GormanP313922
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00020042200100.051.140.051191.000.103.1185.50--244
39Johnny GrothOF292442263
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13
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3
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5
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3712303102249.258.335.398733.139.258.2741.0348.897280
26Bill HarringtonP287000000001100200.000.125.000125.000.143.0001.00--010
17Troy HerriageP252513
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00010021700200.120.185.120305.000.080.3758.50--329
6Spook Jacobs2B30971321
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3
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0054115501304.216.321.247568.031.216.2280.33--24115
20Alex KellnerP313026
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00020031000301.200.273.200473.000.100.3003.33--636
18,23Lou KretlowP353312
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00000041900400.061.162.061223.000.121.1434.75--241
23Tom LasordaP281301
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0000000400001.077.077.077154.000.000.111----113
10Hector Lopez3B2656191153
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27
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3
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18
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69456373338413.273.344.428772.155.266.2851.1631.2240636
14Jack McMahanP2314000000000700000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
31Dave MeltonOF27301
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0000000000000.333.333.333666.000.000.333----13
6Al PilarcikOF252392860
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10
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1
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4
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2292303201212.251.333.351684.100.255.2751.0759.884272
36Jim PisoniOF263048
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002
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5002800012.267.303.467770.200.267.2864.0015.01433
8Rance Pless1B3085423
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3
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1
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0901101310005.271.347.329676.059.165.3191.30--2895
25Arnie PortocarreroP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
7Vic Power1B-2B2853077164
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21
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5
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14
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6322241612315.309.339.447786.138.183.2990.6737.9237558
34Bill RennaOF31481213
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3
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02
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51031000001.271.314.458772.187.271.3063.3324.02251
25Eddie Robinson1B351721334
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5
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1
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2
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1200262021117.198.302.273575.076.227.2120.7786.047200
26,34Jose SantiagoP27512
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0000000100100.400.400.400800.000.000.500----26
21Bobby ShantzP302222
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1
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001002400201.091.167.136303.045.136.1112.00--326
38Harry SimpsonOF3054376159
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22
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11
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21
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105234782181519.293.346.490836.197.282.3101.7425.9266596
35Lou SkizasOF242973994
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3
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11
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39311517012313.316.346.485831.168.226.3051.1327.0144317
33Enos SlaughterOF402233762
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14
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3
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2
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2310292011116.278.360.395755.117.251.2970.69111.588254
32Hal SmithC251421539
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2
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241131200032.275.284.408692.134.155.2824.0071.058148
22Tim ThompsonC322682173
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13
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2
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2724172321014.272.315.347662.075.131.2941.35268.093286
35Elmer ValoOF35912
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0002001100010.222.273.222495.000.111.2221.00--211
30Gus ZernialOF332723661
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12
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016
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4420336642025.224.306.445751.221.349.2342.0017.0121307
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
12Bill Bradford009.0010001022222100001.509.009.004.500.000.00.000
17Troy Herriage1136.643116107010313583761664592001.9311.801.405.595.160.92.322
20Alex Kellner744.30201750309110349441533441001.4810.081.473.234.301.33.274
18,23Lou Kretlow495.292520303011812175701774613001.649.151.295.604.610.82.259
23Tom Lasorda046.20185007145403831645287001.898.001.209.005.600.62.239
14Jack McMahan054.79239008061694033731131001.6110.021.024.501.890.42.263
25Arnie Portocarrero0110.1231001089992720002.0010.122.257.882.250.29.233
26,34Jose Santiago128.189500102136262081791002.4114.733.276.953.680.53.326
21Bobby Shantz274.37452102691019551491237671001.318.471.073.305.971.81.259
26Bill Harrington226.39231008137402727326143101.749.470.716.163.320.54.268
37Tom Gorman9103.8452131023317116883732368562101.388.841.213.582.950.82.240
39Carl Duser119.00220000614660250002.6721.000.003.007.502.50.500
9,53George Brunet007.006100109108711150002.3310.001.0011.005.000.45.281
23Wally Burnette682.901814414012111548391339543101.278.550.972.904.021.38.248
36Moe Burtschy313.98210009043412219630182001.658.581.266.283.770.60.238
19Art Ceccarelli017.2032000010131383421001.7011.702.703.601.800.50.256
16Glenn Cox024.303310002315111122262001.615.870.788.612.350.27.169
15Walt Craddock027.00220000997711082002.119.001.0010.008.000.80.286
24Jack Crimian485.515470016312912987791949592001.389.001.333.424.121.20.251
28Art Ditmar12224.43443414261254254141125301081265001.439.001.063.834.461.17.260
19Bob Spicer0022.5020000026551100003.5027.004.504.500.000.00.417


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