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1956 Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 69-85 .448
Rank: 6th in American League
Run Differential: 571-705 -134
Roster Continuity 64.13% 14/16
Manager(s): Paul Richards
General Manager: Paul Richards
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Ballpark: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 901,201 12/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1956 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11956-04-17L 1-8 @BOS
    21956-04-18L 4-8 @BOS
    31956-04-19L 2-4 @BOS
    41956-04-20W 3-2 WS1
    51956-04-21L 4-8 WS1
    61956-04-22W 7-3 WS1
    71956-04-22L 1-4 WS1
    81956-04-25L 2-4 NYA
    91956-04-26W 7-5 NYA
    101956-04-27L 5-8 @WS1
    111956-04-28L 3-5 @WS1
    121956-04-29W 8-6 @WS1
    131956-04-29L 4-5 @WS1
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    141956-05-01W 3-2 CHA
    151956-05-03L 1-7 CLE
    161956-05-04W 4-3 CLE
    171956-05-05L 1-2 CLE
    181956-05-06W 6-2 DET
    191956-05-06W 4-3 DET
    201956-05-07W 4-3 DET
    211956-05-08W 7-4 KC1
    221956-05-09L 0-4 KC1
    231956-05-11L 2-3 @NYA
    241956-05-12W 1-0 @NYA
    251956-05-13L 2-11 @NYA
    261956-05-13W 5-1 @NYA
    271956-05-15W 9-5 @KC1
    281956-05-16W 8-6 @KC1
    291956-05-18L 2-3 @DET
    301956-05-19W 5-4 @DET
    311956-05-20L 1-6 @CLE
    321956-05-20L 1-5 @CLE
    331956-05-23L 2-3 @CHA
    341956-05-25L 2-10 NYA
    351956-05-26W 9-4 NYA
    361956-05-28W 6-5 WS1
    371956-05-29L 5-6 WS1
    381956-05-30W 2-1 BOS
    391956-05-30W 5-4 BOS
    401956-05-31L 1-4 BOS
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    411956-06-01W 3-2 CHA
    421956-06-03L 0-12 CHA
    431956-06-03L 2-9 CHA
    441956-06-04L 4-13 CHA
    451956-06-05L 3-8 CLE
    461956-06-06L 1-5 CLE
    471956-06-07W 5-2 CLE
    481956-06-08W 6-3 KC1
    491956-06-09W 4-1 KC1
    501956-06-09W 7-5 KC1
    511956-06-10L 3-7 KC1
    521956-06-11W 5-4 DET
    531956-06-12L 1-8 DET
    541956-06-13L 0-2 DET
    551956-06-15W 1-0 @KC1
    561956-06-16W 6-2 @KC1
    571956-06-17W 7-2 @KC1
    581956-06-18L 2-5 @CHA
    591956-06-19L 1-5 @CHA
    601956-06-20L 8-12 @CHA
    611956-06-21L 0-1 @CHA
    621956-06-22W 3-2 @DET
    631956-06-24W 3-2 @DET
    641956-06-24W 3-2 @DET
    651956-06-26L 3-4 @CLE
    661956-06-27L 11-12 @CLE
    671956-06-29L 6-7 BOS
    681956-06-30L 2-4 BOS
    691956-06-30L 3-6 BOS
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    701956-07-01W 5-3 BOS
    711956-07-03L 3-4 @NYA
    721956-07-04L 8-10 @WS1
    731956-07-04W 7-4 @WS1
    741956-07-07L 3-4 @BOS
    751956-07-08L 0-9 @BOS
    761956-07-08L 4-8 @BOS
    771956-07-12W 4-0 KC1
    781956-07-13L 2-3 KC1
    791956-07-14W 1-0 KC1
    801956-07-15W 7-2 DET
    811956-07-15W 6-3 DET
    821956-07-17W 5-3 CHA
    831956-07-17W 5-3 CHA
    841956-07-18W 4-3 CHA
    851956-07-19L 2-3 CHA
    861956-07-21L 3-4 CLE
    871956-07-21L 3-4 CLE
    881956-07-22L 0-8 CLE
    891956-07-24L 7-9 @DET
    901956-07-24W 11-5 @DET
    911956-07-25L 2-6 @DET
    921956-07-26W 11-6 @DET
    931956-07-27L 2-3 @CLE
    941956-07-28W 8-6 @CLE
    951956-07-29L 0-3 @CLE
    961956-07-29L 0-4 @CLE
    971956-07-30W 4-3 @KC1
    981956-07-31W 5-1 @KC1
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    991956-08-01L 4-9 @KC1
    1001956-08-02L 2-3 @KC1
    1011956-08-03L 3-13 @CHA
    1021956-08-04L 4-15 @CHA
    1031956-08-05W 5-4 @CHA
    1041956-08-05W 7-2 @CHA
    1051956-08-08L 2-7 @BOS
    1061956-08-09L 1-3 @BOS
    1071956-08-10L 4-5 @NYA
    1081956-08-11W 10-5 @NYA
    1091956-08-12L 2-6 @NYA
    1101956-08-12L 2-4 @NYA
    1111956-08-14W 3-0 WS1
    1121956-08-15W 3-2 WS1
    1131956-08-17W 6-4 NYA
    1141956-08-18L 1-4 NYA
    1151956-08-18L 2-6 NYA
    1161956-08-19W 3-2 NYA
    1171956-08-21W 4-3 KC1
    1181956-08-22L 2-7 KC1
    1191956-08-23W 3-0 DET
    1201956-08-24L 1-4 DET
    1211956-08-25L 3-7 DET
    1221956-08-26W 8-1 CHA
    1231956-08-26L 1-5 CHA
    1241956-08-28W 1-0 CLE
    1251956-08-29L 2-3 CLE
    1261956-08-31W 13-6 @BOS
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1271956-09-01L 2-4 @BOS
    1281956-09-02W 11-10 @BOS
    1291956-09-03L 1-6 @NYA
    1301956-09-03L 0-5 @NYA
    1311956-09-05L 0-2 @WS1
    1321956-09-06L 5-7 @WS1
    1331956-09-07L 5-7 BOS
    1341956-09-07W 5-0 BOS
    1351956-09-08L 1-6 BOS
    1361956-09-09L 2-3 BOS
    1371956-09-11L 1-3 @CLE
    1381956-09-12L 1-2 @CLE
    1391956-09-13W 4-1 @CLE
    1401956-09-14L 2-3 @CHA
    1411956-09-15W 4-1 @CHA
    1421956-09-16W 3-2 @KC1
    1431956-09-16L 1-10 @KC1
    1441956-09-18L 2-6 @DET
    1451956-09-19L 1-9 @DET
    1461956-09-21W 7-3 WS1
    1471956-09-22W 8-6 WS1
    1481956-09-23W 6-0 WS1
    1491956-09-24W 5-4 NYA
    1501956-09-25L 6-11 NYA
    1511956-09-26W 1-0 NYA
    1521956-09-29L 1-7 @WS1
    1531956-09-30W 4-2 @WS1
    1541956-09-30W 6-3 @WS1
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    69-85
    Gus Triandos 77
    Hal Smith 59
    Tom Gastall 11
    Joe Ginsberg 7
    Bob Boyd 54
    Gus Triandos 48
    Bob Hale 41
    Tito Francona 8
    Dick Williams 3
    Billy Gardner 126
    Bobby Adams 14
    Grady Hatton 8
    Wayne Causey 4
    Fred Marsh 2
    George Kell 93
    Bobby Adams 22
    Wayne Causey 13
    Brooks Robinson 9
    Grady Hatton 8
    Billy Gardner 3
    Dick Williams 3
    Chuck Diering 1
    Fred Marsh 1
    Dave Philley 1
    Willie Miranda 145
    Billy Gardner 8
    Fred Marsh 1
    Bob Nieman 114
    Dave Philley 14
    Jim Dyck 9
    Tex Nelson 5
    Jim Pyburn 4
    Chuck Diering 3
    Dick Williams 3
    Dave Pope 1
    Bob Boyd 1
    Dick Williams 66
    Jim Pyburn 34
    Tito Francona 30
    Chuck Diering 23
    Hoot Evers 1
    Tito Francona 73
    Hoot Evers 30
    Dave Philley 17
    Joe Frazier 12
    Dick Williams 10
    Tex Nelson 9
    Dave Pope 2
    Bob Boyd 1


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