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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
5Bobby Adams3B-2B341111925
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1
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0711251500521.225.362.297659.072.297.2550.60--33143
28Charlie BeamonP215000001000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
38Fred BesanaP254100000001300000.000.200.000200.000.250.0003.00--05
25,41Babe BirrerP271000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
1Bob Boyd1B302252870
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8
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3
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2
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1105301412606.311.392.400792.089.200.3250.47112.590261
28Hal BrownP314258
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2
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000005810300.190.277.238515.048.167.2351.60--1050
33Wayne Causey3B1988715
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01
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1
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40082300012.170.237.227464.057.148.2152.8788.02097
20Sandy ConsuegraP35201
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0001000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
32Chuck DieringOF33971518
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4
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01
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425231900501.186.342.258600.072.278.2210.8397.025125
14Jim DyckOF342335
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2
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0000010500100.217.455.304759.087.522.2780.50--734
14,17Hoot EversOF351122027
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3
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01
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410241800200.241.375.295670.054.277.2800.75112.033138
39Don FerrareseP272801
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0001001210000.036.069.036105.000.036.0382.00--129
25,36,41Mike FornielesP243025
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1
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000000500101.167.167.200367.033.033.200----631
44Tito FranconaOF2244562115
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16
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4
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9
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57115516014036.258.333.373706.115.243.2801.1849.4166499
2Joe FrazierOF3374719
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6
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120011612012.257.349.378727.122.270.2650.5574.02886
9Billy Gardner2B2851553119
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16
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2
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11
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50552953718115.231.272.334606.103.159.2391.8346.8172553
10Tom GastallC2456311
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004003810112.196.233.232465.036.089.2242.67--1361
22Joe GinsbergC292802
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0002002400112.071.129.071200.000.071.0802.00--232
6Bob Hale1B222071849
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10
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1
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2402111010046.237.270.309579.072.116.2400.91207.064222
5Grady Hatton2B-3B336149
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1
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01
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30013601100.148.297.213510.066.279.1480.4661.01375
36Connie JohnsonP3358515
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1
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004106900601.259.328.276604.017.138.3061.50--1670
3George Kell3B333454590
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17
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2
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8
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37012531331248.261.307.391698.130.200.2651.2443.1135386
38Billy LoesP261703
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0000000700100.176.176.176352.000.000.300----318
2Fred MarshSS-3B322423
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0000104300000.125.250.125375.000.208.1430.75--328
7Willy MirandaSS3046138100
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16
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4
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2
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3436467303518.217.287.282569.065.158.2531.59230.5130513
32Ron MoellerP171000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
29Ray MooreP3070919
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02
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60022110400.271.292.400692.129.157.36210.5035.02876
37Tex NelsonOF1968514
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2
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0050072200012.206.276.235511.029.132.2983.14--1676
4Bob NiemanOF2938860125
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20
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6
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12
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64158659031310.322.442.497939.175.387.3530.6932.3193478
18Billy O'DellP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
16Erv PalicaP283245
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00000001000001.156.156.156312.000.000.227----532
4Dave PhilleyOF361171324
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4
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2
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1
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1731181303017.205.309.299608.094.265.2210.72117.035136
3Dave PopeOF351913
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0001000710100.158.158.158316.000.000.250----320
8Jim PyburnOF231562327
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3
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1141172600124.173.251.269520.096.224.1921.5378.042176
6Brooks Robinson3B1944510
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1001500000.227.244.386630.159.182.2375.0044.01745
40Johnny SchmitzP359100000000600100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----010
22Hal SmithC252291660
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18101722132116.262.312.362674.100.179.2781.2976.383249
11Gus TriandosC-1B2545247126
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88004873243421.279.345.462807.184.290.2901.5221.5209507
17Bill WightP3460212
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00040022600200.200.226.200426.000.033.35313.00--1264
23Dick WilliamsOF2735345101
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37553040017010.286.342.453795.167.252.2981.3332.1160390
36Jim WilsonP341534
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001004300001.267.421.333754.067.333.3330.75--519
35George ZuverinkP311702
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0002001700400.118.167.118285.000.059.2007.00--222
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
28Charlie Beamon201.382111101392208140001.316.230.005.549.691.75--
32Ron Moeller014.00410030810540321001.4410.000.003.002.000.67--
29Ray Moore1274.1832279120185161908612991052001.417.830.584.825.111.06--
18Billy O'Dell001.1241002086110660001.506.750.006.756.751.00--
16Erv Palica4114.502914205011611764581050624001.449.080.783.884.811.24--
40Johnny Schmitz034.03183008038492317314150001.6611.610.713.323.551.07--
24Gordie Sundin009,000,000.0010000000110200002,000,001.000.000.0018,000,009.000.000.00--
15George Werley009.0010001011110200003.009.000.0018.000.000.00--
17Bill Wight9124.01352671201741989278772845001.5410.180.363.704.321.17--
36Jim Wilson425.0677100048492727516311001.359.190.943.005.811.94--
19Morrie Martin1110.80900020510661230002.4018.001.803.605.401.50--
38Billy Loes274.742161011356653330423223001.5410.260.633.633.470.96--
36Connie Johnson9103.4226259200183165797012621303101.238.070.593.036.362.10--
38Fred Besana105.507200101722121101471002.0011.000.007.003.500.50--
25,41Babe Birrer007.2040002059540110002.0016.200.001.801.801.00--
28Hal Brown974.0335144111215114272681837575101.188.411.072.193.371.54--
20Sandy Consuegra114.00410010810442211001.3310.002.002.001.000.50--
23Harry Dorish004.05130004019221093340001.259.901.351.351.801.33--
39Don Ferrarese4105.0336143192102866057864815001.477.590.715.657.151.27--
25,36,41Mike Fornieles473.97301111911111095949725533101.218.840.572.034.302.12--
21Bob Harrison0013.5011000013330500004.0013.500.0022.500.000.00--
40Mel Held005.1440002077441340001.439.001.293.865.141.33--
35George Zuverink764.18620004016971125245634331101.5110.390.563.153.060.97--


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