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1956 Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-85 .448
Rank: 6th in American League
Run Differential: 571-705 -134
Manager(s): Paul Richards
General Manager: Paul Richards
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Ballpark: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 901,201 12/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: Al Vincent
Pitching Coach: Harry Breechen
Third Base Coach: Lum Harris
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
9Billy Gardner2B2851553119
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11
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50552953718115.231.281.334615.103.159.2391.8346.8172560
7Willy MirandaSS3046138100
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4
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2
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3436467303518.217.287.282569.065.158.2531.59230.5130513
11Gus TriandosC-1B2545247126
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18
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1
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21
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88004873243421.279.348.462810.184.290.2901.5221.5209509
44Tito FranconaOF2244562115
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4
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9
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57115516014036.258.334.373707.115.243.2801.1849.4166500
4Bob NiemanOF2938860125
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6
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64158659031310.322.442.497939.175.387.3530.6932.3193478
23Dick WilliamsOF2735345101
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4
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11
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37553040017010.286.342.453795.167.252.2981.3332.1160390
3George Kell3B333454590
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2
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8
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37012531331248.261.313.391704.130.200.2651.2443.1135389
22Hal SmithC252291660
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14
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03
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18101722132116.262.315.362677.100.179.2781.2976.383250
1Bob Boyd1B302252870
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1105301412606.311.395.400795.089.200.3250.47112.590262
6Bob Hale1B222071849
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10
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2402111010046.237.274.309583.072.116.2400.91207.064223
8Jim PyburnOF231562327
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1141172600124.173.251.269520.096.224.1921.5378.042176
4Dave PhilleyOF361171324
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2
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1731181303017.205.309.299608.094.265.2210.72117.035136
14,17Hoot EversOF351122027
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410241800200.241.375.295670.054.277.2800.75112.033138
5Bobby Adams3B-2B341111925
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0711251500521.225.362.297659.072.297.2550.60--33143
32Chuck DieringOF33971518
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425231900501.186.342.258600.072.278.2210.8397.025125
33Wayne Causey3B1988715
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40082300012.170.237.227464.057.148.2152.8888.02097
2Joe FrazierOF3374719
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120011612012.257.356.378734.122.270.2650.5574.02887
29Ray MooreP3070919
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60022110400.271.301.400701.129.157.36210.5035.02877
37Tex NelsonOF1968514
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0050072200012.206.276.235511.029.132.2983.14--1676
5Grady Hatton2B-3B336149
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30013601100.148.297.213510.066.279.1480.4661.01375
17Bill WightP3460212
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00040022600200.200.226.200426.000.033.35313.00--1264
36Connie JohnsonP3358515
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004106900601.259.328.276604.017.138.3061.50--1670
10Tom GastallC2456311
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004003810112.196.246.232478.036.089.2242.67--1362
6Brooks Robinson3B1944510
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1001500000.227.244.386630.159.182.2375.0044.01745
28Hal BrownP314258
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000005810300.190.292.238530.048.167.2351.60--1051
16Erv PalicaP283245
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00000001000001.156.156.156312.000.000.227----532
25,36,41Mike FornielesP243025
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000000500101.167.167.200367.033.033.200----631
39Don FerrareseP272801
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0001001210000.036.100.036136.000.036.0382.00--130
22Joe GinsbergC292802
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0002002400112.071.129.071200.000.071.0802.00--232
2Fred MarshSS-3B322423
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0000104300000.125.250.125375.000.208.1430.75--328
14Jim DyckOF342335
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0000010500100.217.455.304759.087.522.2780.50--734
3Dave PopeOF351913
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0001000710100.158.200.158358.000.000.250----321
38Billy LoesP261703
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0000000700100.176.176.176352.000.000.300----318
35George ZuverinkP311702
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0002001700400.118.167.118285.000.059.2007.00--222
36Jim WilsonP341534
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001004300001.267.421.333754.067.333.3330.75--519
40Johnny SchmitzP359100000000600100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----010
28Charlie BeamonP215000001000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
38Fred BesanaP254100000001300000.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--05
20Sandy ConsuegraP35201
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0001000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
25,41Babe BirrerP271000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
32Ron MoellerP171000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
18Billy O'DellP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals1988509057112421983491515394256172522308431133.244.317.350667.106.216.2671.2955.917815766
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
29Ray Moore301274.1832279120185161908612991052001.417.830.584.825.111.06
36Connie Johnson339103.4226259200183165797012621303101.238.070.593.036.362.10
17Bill Wight349124.01352671201741989278772845001.5410.180.363.704.321.17
28Hal Brown31974.0335144111215114272681837575101.188.411.072.193.381.54
16Erv Palica284114.502914205011611764581050624001.449.080.783.884.811.24
25,36,41Mike Fornieles24473.97301111911111095949725533101.218.840.572.034.302.12
39Don Ferrarese274105.0336143192102866057864815001.477.590.715.657.151.27
35George Zuverink31764.18620004016971125245634331101.5110.390.563.153.060.97
38Billy Loes26274.742161011356653330423223001.5410.260.633.633.470.96
36Jim Wilson34425.0677100048492727516311001.359.190.943.005.811.94
40Johnny Schmitz35034.03183008038492317314150001.6611.610.713.323.551.07
23Harry Dorish34004.05130004019221093340001.259.901.351.351.801.33
38Fred Besana25105.507200101722121101471002.0011.000.007.003.500.50
28Charlie Beamon21201.382111101392208140001.316.230.005.549.691.75
32Ron Moeller17014.00410030810540321001.4410.000.003.002.000.67
20Sandy Consuegra35114.00410010810442211001.3310.002.002.001.000.50
18Billy O'Dell24001.1341002086110660001.506.750.006.756.751.00
40Mel Held27005.1440002077441340001.439.001.293.865.141.33
25,41Babe Birrer27007.2040002059540110002.0016.200.001.801.801.00
19Morrie Martin331110.80900020510661230002.4018.001.803.605.401.50
21Bob Harrison250013.5011000013330500004.0013.500.0022.500.000.00
15George Werley17009.0010001011110200003.009.000.0018.000.000.00
24Gordie Sundin1800-1000000011020000------
Pitching Totals69854.2038515438811624136113627056359954771535401.409.010.653.624.731.31
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gus TriandosC8941750512.9890.00
Hal SmithC7131333211.9940.00
Tom GastallC20676011.0000.00
Joe GinsbergC8313001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Boyd1B6046924546.9900.00
Gus Triandos1B5237339727.9830.00
Bob Hale1B51366291033.9750.00
Tito Francona1B2186317.9890.00
Dick Williams1B10367041.0000.00
George Kell1B241001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy Gardner2B1322743311676.9740.00
Bobby Adams2B18392547.9410.00
Grady Hatton2B151926031.0000.00
Dick Williams2B104510.9000.00
Wayne Causey2B7131610.9670.00
Fred Marsh2B596031.0000.00
George Kell2B111011.0000.00
Brooks Robinson2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George Kell3B9797165719.9740.00
Wayne Causey3B30133614.9800.00
Bobby Adams3B24234015.9840.00
Brooks Robinson3B1492523.9440.00
Grady Hatton3B1251510.9520.00
Fred Marsh3B83420.7780.00
Billy Gardner3B639001.0000.00
Dave Philley3B52411.8570.00
Dick Williams3B44310.8750.00
Chuck Diering3B21120.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Willy MirandaSS1472294362691.9620.00
Billy GardnerSS25244621.9720.00
Fred MarshSS85812.9290.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tito FranconaOF1222401061.9770.00
Bob NiemanOF114243451.9800.00
Dick WilliamsOF81205220.9900.00
Jim PyburnOF77114533.9750.00
Chuck DieringOF40734001.0000.00
Hoot EversOF3663111.9850.00
Dave PhilleyOF3156242.9350.00
Tex NelsonOF2428320.9390.00
Joe FrazierOF19312001.0000.00
Jim DyckOF910210.9230.00
Bob BoydOF850001.0000.00
Dave PopeOF430001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
George ZuverinkP6297817021.0002.32
Don FerrareseP36102101412.9602.12
Hal BrownP3515172514.9701.90
Bill WightP3517462741.8921.70
Ray MooreP3218562244.8751.36
Mike FornielesP30111428031.0002.59
Erv PalicaP2911622022.9171.71
Connie JohnsonP2618381410.9571.08
Billy LoesP2156712001.0003.04
Johnny SchmitzP18384811.9232.83
Harry DorishP131937001.0004.69
Morrie MartinP9510001.0001.80
Fred BesanaP71725001.0003.66
Jim WilsonP74838021.0002.06
Babe BirrerP450000.0000.00
Sandy ConsuegraP4801001.0001.10
Mel HeldP4703011.0003.86
Ron MoellerP4801001.0001.10
Billy O'DellP480000.0000.00
Charlie BeamonP21303001.0002.08
Bob HarrisonP110000.0000.00
Gordie SundinP100000.0000.00
George WerleyP1110001.0009.00


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