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1956 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)

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W-L Record: 76-78 .494
Rank: 4th in National League
Run Differential: 678-698 -20
Roster Continuity 69.53% 13/16
Manager(s): Fred Hutchinson
General Manager: Frank Lane
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Ballpark: Sportsman's Park
Attendance: 1,029,773 7/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Terry Moore
First Base Coach: Bill Posedel
Third Base Coach: Johnny Hopp
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9361.604--
9262.5971.0
9163.5912.0
7678.49417.0
7183.46122.0
6787.43526.0
6688.42927.0
6094.39033.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
14Ken Boyer3B25   59591182
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26
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98833865172318.306.347.494841.188.261.3081.7122.9294639
6Stan Musial1B-OF35   59487184
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1092075393153719.310.386.522908.212.342.2930.5222.0310682
3Don Blasingame2B24   58794153
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02788725230213.261.344.322666.061.184.2850.72--189665
20Wally MoonOF-1B26   54086161
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681298050171013.298.390.469859.170.324.3060.6333.8253622
11Alvin DarkSS34   41354118
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3731213320249.286.320.383703.097.153.3001.57103.3158442
8Rip RepulskiOF28   37644104
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55222446731214.277.330.428758.152.215.2901.9234.2161410
9Bobby Del GrecoOF23   2702958
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1811325063342.215.308.344652.130.248.2421.5654.093315
18Hal SmithC25   2272764
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2310152204007.282.326.401727.119.189.2951.4745.491242
2Whitey LockmanOF29   1931448
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0102218804112.249.311.269580.021.114.2580.44--52213
15Ray KattC29   1581141
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200162411112.259.289.399688.139.171.2714.0026.363167
2Red Schoendienst2B33   1532248
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00150113500112.314.365.373738.059.137.3220.38--57168
10Hank SauerOF39   1511145
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2400253133025.298.403.424827.126.291.3421.2430.264181
15Bill SarniC28   1481243
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221081512114.291.329.466795.176.236.2951.8829.669159
42Bobby Morgan2B-3B30   1131422
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2002152400114.195.287.336623.142.257.2181.6037.738130
36Murry DicksonP39   77619
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06001900201.247.256.325581.078.091.2799.00--2580
17Vinegar Bend MizellP25   7558
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0040041610504.107.163.120283.013.067.1364.00--985
28Grady Hatton2B33   731018
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071013700303.247.360.315675.068.260.2730.54--2389
9Bill VirdonOF25   711015
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9015812210.211.269.324593.113.169.2101.6035.52380
23Tom PoholskyP26   69711
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0030011400302.159.171.188359.029.043.20014.00--1373
30Walker CooperC41   68518
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14003801102.265.296.456752.191.235.2762.6734.03172
37Herm WehmeierP29   58613
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80021700100.224.250.379629.155.190.2828.5029.02261
7Rocky Nelson1B-OF31   56613
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8006601002.232.306.482788.250.357.2131.0018.72762
38Charlie PeeteOF27   52310
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060261010006.192.288.308596.115.192.2381.67--1659
44Willard SchmidtP28   43310
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0000021600300.233.267.256523.023.070.3708.00--1148
21Jackie BrandtOF22   42912
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3014510101.286.362.429791.143.214.3061.2542.01848
41Lindy McDanielP20   3217
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0020011000001.219.242.344586.125.156.31810.00--1133
19Dick SchofieldSS21   3033
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001000600001.100.100.167267.067.067.125----530
24Joe FrazierOF33   1914
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4013300000.211.318.474792.263.368.2001.0019.0922
24Chuck HarmonOF32   15200000002200000.000.118.000118.000.133.0001.00--017
32Jackie CollumP29   1413
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0001002100010.214.294.214508.000.143.2140.50--317
4Alex GrammasSS30   1213
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0001001100000.250.308.250558.000.083.2731.00--313
24Bob BlaylockP21   1101
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0000000400000.091.091.091182.000.000.143----111
39Larry JacksonP25   1101
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0001001500000.091.167.091258.000.091.1675.00--112
42Harvey HaddixP30   912
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001002300001.222.364.333697.111.333.3331.50--311
7Solly Hemus33   511
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0002001110100.200.429.200629.000.200.2501.00--18
28Joe Cunningham1B24   3100000001100000.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.00--04
37Ben FlowersP29   3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
22Tom Alston1B30   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
45Gordon JonesP26   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
16Ellis KinderP41   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
21Don LiddleP31   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
-Dick LittlefieldP30   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
36Stu MillerP28   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
25Max SurkontP34   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
25Jim KonstantyP39   0000001000000010-.000-0--.000----01
Batting Totals20015378678144323449124628413550362233534131128.268.329.399728.131.226.2831.2443.421475953
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Vinegar Bend Mizell25   14143.62333311300208.2172938420921534001.267.410.863.966.591.66
23Tom Poholsky26   9143.5933297210203.0210100812744956001.259.311.201.954.212.16
36Murry Dickson39   1383.08282712300196.1175756720571097001.188.040.922.625.011.91
37Herm Wehmeier29   1293.6834197261170.215080701671682001.297.890.843.743.580.96
44Willard Schmidt28   683.8333212061147.213169631878526001.417.971.094.743.160.67
41Lindy McDaniel20   763.4139710100116.11216044742598001.419.390.543.264.581.40
39Larry Jackson25   224.135110026985.1754439545504101.417.940.534.765.291.11
32Jackie Collum29   624.203810020760.0632928627172001.509.450.904.052.550.63
24Bob Blaylock21   166.37146003041.0453229724390001.689.881.545.278.561.63
25Jim Konstanty39   114.622700016539.14620204670001.3310.620.921.381.621.17
16Ellis Kinder41   203.462200017625.22311103940001.237.961.043.121.380.44
21Don Liddle31   128.28142006024.2362523818143002.1612.962.886.485.040.78
42Harvey Haddix30   105.2544110023.2281514310161001.5810.501.133.756.001.60
37Ben Flowers29   116.7533000011.215991550001.6711.250.753.753.751.00
45Gordon Jones26   025.7351000011.114972560001.7311.451.644.094.911.20
45Dick Littlefield30   027.203200009.29982450001.308.101.803.604.501.25
36Stu Miller28   015.143000217.112643550002.4315.433.866.436.431.00
25Max Surkont34   009.005000205.210663250002.0015.004.503.007.502.50
35Paul LaPalme32   0054.001000000.24660202006.0036.000.0018.000.000.00
Batting Totals76783.973901564111115301389133969861215554670945101.368.681.003.544.591.30
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hal SmithC663003463.9820.00
Ray KattC472311643.9840.00
Bill SarniC412192521.9920.00
Walker CooperC1656410.9840.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Stan Musial1B10387090796.9930.00
Wally Moon1B5249847952.9840.00
Rocky Nelson1B14547061.0000.00
Tom Alston1B341011.0000.00
Chuck Harmon1B240011.0000.00
Whitey Lockman1B214021.8750.00
Joe Cunningham1B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don Blasingame2B98280303889.9860.00
Red Schoendienst2B369993127.9950.00
Grady Hatton2B13243438.9510.00
Bobby Morgan2B13252513.9800.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ken Boyer3B1491303091837.9610.00
Bobby Morgan3B1192341.8890.00
Don Blasingame3B204001.0000.00
Chuck Harmon3B10000.0000.00
Grady Hatton3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alvin DarkSS991782922066.9590.00
Don BlasingameSS49931351331.9460.00
Dick SchofieldSS9111324.9230.00
Bobby MorganSS68812.9410.00
Alex GrammasSS539011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rip RepulskiOF100187350.9740.00
Bobby Del GrecoOF99217330.9870.00
Wally MoonOF97159822.9880.00
Whitey LockmanOF57103250.9550.00
Stan MusialOF5384510.9890.00
Hank SauerOF37552011.0000.00
Jackie BrandtOF26331011.0000.00
Bill VirdonOF2453210.9820.00
Charlie PeeteOF21373011.0000.00
Chuck HarmonOF1170001.0000.00
Rocky NelsonOF8110001.0000.00
Joe FrazierOF34010.8000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Larry JacksonP518542630.9093.17
Lindy McDanielP3911692430.9172.56
Jackie CollumP386041621.9093.00
Herm WehmeierP34170152421.9512.06
Vinegar Bend MizellP33208193022.9612.12
Tom PoholskyP332031235031.0002.08
Willard SchmidtP33147634031.0002.45
Murry DicksonP28196244514.9863.17
Jim KonstantyP273905011.0001.15
Ellis KinderP222511001.0000.71
Bob BlaylockP144118001.0001.98
Don LiddleP14243310.8572.23
Gordon JonesP51102001.0001.62
Max SurkontP550000.0000.00
Harvey HaddixP42331001.0001.55
Ben FlowersP31122001.0003.21
Dick LittlefieldP3910001.0000.98
Stu MillerP3701011.0001.27
Paul LaPalmeP100000.0000.00


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