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1956 KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  52-102   .338
Result:   8th in American League
Manager(s):  Lou Boudreau
General Manager:  
Stadium:  Municipal Stadium
Attendance:  1,015,154
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Enos Slaughter (40)
Youngest Player:  Clete Boyer (19)
Longest Tenure:  
Top Hitter:  Harry Simpson (15)
Top Pitcher:  Art Ditmar (14)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  71.54%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
NY Yankees9757.630--
Cleveland8866.5719.0
Chi White Sox8569.55212.0
Boston8470.54513.0
Detroit8272.53215.0
Baltimore6985.44828.0
Washington5995.38338.0
KC Athletics52102.33845.0

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSwOBATBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
10Hector Lopez+of-3b2226-MLB151561911532731869456373338413.273.347.428775.346240639438915.6.285
38Harry Simpson+of-1b1530-MLB14154376159221121105234782181519.293.347.490837.364266597412956.3.310
7Vic Power+1b2928-MLB12753077164215146322241612315.309.340.447787.349237559377936.6.299
2Joe DeMaestri+ss5927-MLB1334344110116163933257332338.233.277.316593.268137468350362.8.265
35Lou Skizas+of-3b-24-MLB8329739941131139311517012313.316.346.485831.365144317222536.4.305
30Gus Zernial+of7233-MLB1092723661120164420336642025.224.315.445760.336121311218405.0.234
22Tim Thompson+c-32-MLB92268217313212724172321014.272.319.347666.30293288204334.3.294
4Jim Finigan+3b-2b-27-MLB9125029547222131302811546.216.298.284582.27071290212243.0.232
39Johnny Groth+of-29-MLB95244226313353712303102249.258.335.398732.32697280198354.8.274
6Al Pilarcik+of5125-MLB69239286010142292303201212.251.333.351685.31384272186334.8.275
33Enos Slaughter+of-40-MLB91223376214322310292011116.278.362.395757.34388255169375.9.297
9Joe Ginsberg+c-29-MLB7119515488111211231703027.246.323.313636.28961220157213.7.263
25Eddie Robinson+1b6435-MLB7517213345121200262021117.198.308.273582.27547202147152.8.212
32Hal Smith+c7125-MLB371421539922241131200032.275.284.408692.30258148109194.7.282
1Clete Boyer+3b-19-MLB671291528311411112411202.217.284.279563.2593614310692.4.260
11Mike Baxes+ss-2b-25-MLB73106924311501181501402.226.339.302641.3003212889123.7.256
6Spook Jacobs+2b-30-MLB3297132130054115501304.216.321.247569.272241158492.9.228
28Art Ditmar+p-27-MLB449151300140132400400.143.170.176346.161169883-2-0.5.182
8Rance Pless+1b-3b-30-MLB4885423310901101310005.271.354.329684.31928966893.7.319
34Bill Renna+of-31-MLB3348121330251031000001.271.314.458772.34222513675.4.306
37Tom Gorman+p-31-MLB52392200020042200100.051.140.051191.10824438-4-2.7.118
23Wally Burnette+p-27-MLB1839220000001900500.051.075.051126.06324542-3-2.0.067
18,23Lou Kretlow+p-35-MLB25331200000041900400.061.162.061223.12624135-3-2.1.143
20Alex Kellner+p-31-MLB21302600020031000301.200.273.200473.2306362810.5.300
36Jim Pisoni+of-26-MLB1030480025002800012.267.303.467770.33514332543.9.286
17Troy Herriage+p-25-MLB34251300010021700200.120.185.120305.15432924-2-2.0.375
21Bobby Shantz+p-30-MLB5122221001002400201.091.167.136303.15132623-1-0.6.111
24Jack Crimian+p-30-MLB5522450000003600501.227.320.227547.2675302311.5.312
14Jack McMahan+p-23-MLB2314000000000700000.000.000.0000.00001414--.000
23Tom Lasorda+p-28-MLB1913010000000400001.077.077.077154.07011313--.111
14Joe Astroth+c-33-MLB813010000000100100.077.077.077154.07011413-1-1.5.083
35Elmer Valo+of-35-MLB99120002001100010.222.273.222495.230211812.3.222
36Moe Burtschy+p-34-MLB218010000000500000.125.125.125250.113187-1-2.7.333
16Glenn Cox+p-25-MLB37000000000400001.000.000.0000.000078-1-4.8.000
26Bill Harrington+p-28-MLB237000000001100200.000.125.000125.08901090-1.3.000
26,34Jose Santiago+p-27-MLB95120000000100100.400.400.400800.36326415.3.500
31Dave Melton+of-27-MLB33010000000000000.333.333.333667.30213205.1.333
39Carl Duser+p-23-MLB23100000000100000.000.000.0000.000033--.000
19Art Ceccarelli+p-26-MLB33000002001200000.000.250.000250.1780430-2.0.000
15Walt Craddock+p-24-MLB22000000000000000.000.000.0000.000022--.000
9,53George Brunet+p-21-MLB62000000000200000.000.000.0000.000022--.000
25Arnie Portocarrero+p-24-MLB31000000000000000.000.000.0000.000011--.000
Totals: (42 players)1545256619132520441112584403047972520316737127.252.315.370685--1947585941926544.2.272

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPHBIBBBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
28Art Ditmar+1427-MLB12224.42443414261254.12541411253010812650 01.428.991.063.824.460.86--1.20
37Tom Gorman+2231-MLB9103.83521310233171.1168837323685620 11.388.821.213.572.941.21--1.25
24Jack Crimian+3430-MLB485.5154700163129.0129877919495920 01.389.001.333.424.120.83--0.82
23Wally Burnette+5827-MLB682.8918144140121.1115483913395430 11.278.530.962.894.010.72--0.81
18,23Lou Kretlow+-35-MLB495.3125203030118.2121757017746130 01.649.181.295.614.631.21--0.96
17Troy Herriage+4125-MLB1136.6431161070103.0135837616645920 01.9311.801.405.595.161.08--0.61
21Bobby Shantz+2730-MLB274.3545210269101.195514912376710 01.308.441.073.295.950.55--1.21
20Alex Kellner+-31-MLB744.322017503091.2103494415334410 01.4810.111.473.244.320.75--0.99
14Jack McMahan+-23-MLB054.82239008061.26940337311310 01.6210.071.024.521.902.38--1.35
23Tom Lasorda+-28-MLB046.15185007145.14038316452870 01.887.941.198.935.561.61--1.49
36Moe Burtschy+-34-MLB313.95210009043.14122196301820 01.648.521.256.233.741.67--1.56
26Bill Harrington+-28-MLB226.45231008137.24027273261430 11.759.560.726.213.351.86--0.79
16Glenn Cox+-25-MLB024.2433100023.1151111222620 01.595.790.778.492.313.67--1.19
26,34Jose Santiago+-27-MLB128.3195001021.2362620817910 02.4514.953.327.063.741.89--1.04
19Art Ceccarelli+-26-MLB017.2032000010.01313834210 01.7011.702.703.601.802.00--1.23
15Walt Craddock+-24-MLB026.752200009.1977110820 02.048.680.969.647.711.25--0.80
9,53George Brunet+-21-MLB007.006100109.01087111500 02.3310.001.0011.005.002.20--0.58
25Arnie Portocarrero+-24-MLB0110.133100108.099927200 02.0010.132.257.882.253.50--0.54
39Carl Duser+-23-MLB119.002200006.0146602500 02.6721.000.003.007.500.40--3.33
19Bob Spicer+-31-MLB0019.292000002.165511000 03.0023.143.863.860.00----1.00
12Bill Bradford+-34-MLB009.001000102.022221000 01.509.009.004.500.00----5.00
Totals: (42 players)521024.86154154303124181,370142483174011267963638--31.329.351.234.464.181.07-- 

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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