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1956 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

+ American League
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: Harry Craft
Assistant Coach: Ski Melillo
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
10Hector Lopez3B26 56191153
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3
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18
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69456373338413.273.347.428775.155.266.2851.1631.2240639
38Harry SimpsonOF30 54376159
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22
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11
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21
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105234782181519.293.347.490837.197.282.3101.7425.9266597
7Vic Power1B-2B28 53077164
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5
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14
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6322241612315.309.340.447787.138.183.2990.6737.9237559
2Joe DeMaestriSS27 43441101
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1
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6
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3933257332338.233.277.316593.083.141.2652.9272.3137468
35Lou SkizasOF24 2973994
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11
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3
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11
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39311517012313.316.346.485831.168.226.3051.1327.0144317
30Gus ZernialOF33 2723661
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12
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016
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4420336642025.224.315.445760.221.349.2342.0017.0121311
22Tim ThompsonC32 2682173
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2
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2724172321014.272.319.347666.075.131.2941.35268.093288
4Jim Finigan2B-3B27 2502954
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7
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2
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2131302811546.216.298.284582.068.196.2320.93125.071290
39Johnny GrothOF29 2442263
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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
6Al PilarcikOF25 2392860
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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
33Enos SlaughterOF40 2233762
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14
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3
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2
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2310292011116.278.362.395757.117.251.2970.69111.588255
9Joe GinsbergC29 1951548
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8
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1
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1211231703027.246.323.313636.067.185.2630.74195.061220
25Eddie Robinson1B35 1721334
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1200262021117.198.308.273581.076.227.2120.7786.047202
32Hal SmithC25 1421539
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2
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241131200032.275.284.408692.134.155.2824.0071.058148
1Clete Boyer2B19 1291528
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411112411202.217.284.279563.062.147.2602.18129.036143
11Mike BaxesSS25 106924
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501181501402.226.339.302641.075.236.2560.83106.032128
6Spook Jacobs2B30 971321
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0054115501304.216.321.247568.031.216.2280.33--24115
28Art DitmarP27 91513
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40132400400.143.170.176346.033.055.1828.0091.01698
8Rance Pless1B30 85423
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0901101310005.271.354.329683.059.165.3191.30--2896
34Bill RennaOF31 481213
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02
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51031000001.271.314.458772.188.271.3063.3324.02251
23Wally BurnetteP27 3922
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0000001900500.051.075.051126.000.026.0679.00--245
37Tom GormanP31 3922
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00020042200100.051.140.051191.000.103.1185.50--244
18,23Lou KretlowP35 3312
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00000041900400.061.162.061223.000.121.1434.75--241
20Alex KellnerP31 3026
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00020031000301.200.273.200473.000.100.3003.33--636
36Jim PisoniOF26 3048
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002
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5002800012.267.303.467770.200.267.2864.0015.01433
17Troy HerriageP25 2513
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00010021700200.120.185.120305.000.080.3758.50--329
24Jack CrimianP30 2245
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0000003600501.227.320.227547.000.136.3132.00--530
21Bobby ShantzP30 2222
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001002400201.091.167.136303.045.136.1112.00--326
14Jack McMahanP23 14000000000700000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----014
14Joe AstrothC33 1301
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0000000100100.077.077.077154.000.000.083----114
23Tom LasordaP28 1301
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0000000400001.077.077.077154.000.000.111----113
35Elmer ValoOF35 912
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0002001100010.222.273.222495.000.111.2221.00--211
36Moe BurtschyP34 801
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0000000500000.125.125.125250.000.000.333----18
16Glenn CoxP25 7000000000400001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
26Bill HarringtonP28 7000000001100200.000.125.000125.000.143.0001.00--010
26,34Jose SantiagoP27 512
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0000000100100.400.400.400800.000.000.500----26
19Art CeccarelliP26 3000002001200000.000.250.000250.000.333.0002.00--04
39Carl DuserP23 3100000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
31Dave MeltonOF27 301
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0000000000000.333.333.333666.000.000.333----13
9,53George BrunetP21 2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
15Walt CraddockP24 2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
25Arnie PortocarreroP24 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals20625256619132520441112584403047972520316737127.252.313.370683.118.211.2721.5146.919475839
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
28Art Ditmar27 12224.43443414261254254141125301081265001.439.001.063.834.461.17
37Tom Gorman31 9103.8452131023317116883732368562101.388.841.213.582.950.82
24Jack Crimian30 485.515470016312912987791949592001.389.001.333.424.121.20
23Wally Burnette27 682.901814414012111548391339543101.278.550.972.904.021.38
18,23Lou Kretlow35 495.292520303011812175701774613001.649.151.295.604.610.82
17Troy Herriage25 1136.643116107010313583761664592001.9311.801.405.595.160.92
21Bobby Shantz30 274.37452102691019551491237671001.318.471.073.305.971.81
20Alex Kellner31 744.30201750309110349441533441001.4810.081.473.234.301.33
14Jack McMahan23 054.79239008061694033731131001.6110.021.024.501.890.42
23Tom Lasorda28 046.20185007145403831645287001.898.001.209.005.600.62
36Moe Burtschy34 313.98210009043412219630182001.658.581.266.283.770.60
26Bill Harrington28 226.39231008137402727326143101.749.470.716.163.320.54
16Glenn Cox25 024.303310002315111122262001.615.870.788.612.350.27
26,34Jose Santiago27 128.189500102136262081791002.4114.733.276.953.680.53
19Art Ceccarelli26 017.2032000010131383421001.7011.702.703.601.800.50
15Walt Craddock24 027.00220000997711082002.119.001.0010.008.000.80
9,53George Brunet21 007.006100109108711150002.3310.001.0011.005.000.45
25Arnie Portocarrero24 0110.1331001089992720002.0010.132.257.882.250.29
39Carl Duser23 119.00220000614660250002.6721.000.003.007.502.50
19Bob Spicer31 0022.5020000026551100003.5027.004.504.500.000.00
12Bill Bradford34 009.0010001022222100001.509.009.004.500.000.00
Pitching Totals521024.86405154303124181370142483174018767963638301.549.351.234.464.180.94
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tim ThompsonC683283877.9810.00
Joe GinsbergC572382833.9890.00
Hal SmithC371832233.9860.00
Joe AstrothC8195011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Vic Power1B7667162573.9930.00
Eddie Robinson1B4736019943.9770.00
Harry Simpson1B3226915432.9860.00
Rance Pless1B1513770181.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim Finigan2B52114105735.9690.00
Clete Boyer2B5194110631.9710.00
Vic Power2B47122138740.9740.00
Spook Jacobs2B317871526.9680.00
Hector Lopez2B8181827.9470.00
Joe DeMaestri2B20000.0000.00
Mike Baxes2B11110.6670.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hector Lopez3B1211522542623.9400.00
Jim Finigan3B32297097.9170.00
Clete Boyer3B7614031.0000.00
Rance Pless3B5513021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe DeMaestriSS1322104072395.9640.00
Mike BaxesSS62561121017.9440.00
Hector LopezSS447021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Harry SimpsonOF111188372.9650.00
Johnny GrothOF841408031.0000.00
Lou SkizasOF74148940.9750.00
Gus ZernialOF69111921.9840.00
Al PilarcikOF67154941.9760.00
Enos SlaughterOF56105120.9810.00
Bill RennaOF2518110.9500.00
Hector LopezOF2044320.9590.00
Jim PisoniOF924411.9660.00
Vic PowerOF7140001.0000.00
Dave MeltonOF330001.0000.00
Elmer ValoOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jack CrimianP5412932211.9621.74
Tom GormanP52171112931.9302.10
Bobby ShantzP45101102022.9372.67
Art DitmarP44254203323.9641.88
Troy HerriageP3110301130.7860.96
Lou KretlowP2511851621.9131.60
Bill HarringtonP233735011.0001.94
Jack McMahanP2361310011.0001.91
Moe BurtschyP2143215021.0003.55
Alex KellnerP209111712.9471.78
Wally BurnetteP1812161612.9571.64
Tom LasordaP18453910.9232.39
Jose SantiagoP92115011.0002.55
George BrunetP6903001.0003.00
Art CeccarelliP31005001.0004.50
Glenn CoxP3230000.0000.00
Arnie PortocarreroP3801001.0001.13
Walt CraddockP2901001.0000.99
Carl DuserP2602001.0003.00
Bob SpicerP2201001.0004.29
Bill BradfordP1201001.0004.50


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