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1956 BALTIMORE ORIOLES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Baltimore,MD
Team Record:  69-85   .448
Result:   6th in American League
Manager(s):  Paul Richards
General Manager:   Paul Richards
Stadium:  Memorial Stadium
Attendance:  901,201
Playoffs:  -

Baltimore Orioles affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Dave Philley (36)
Youngest Player:  Ron Moeller (17)
Longest Tenure:  Chuck Diering (3)
Top Hitter:  Bob Nieman (21)
Top Pitcher:  Connie Johnson (15)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  64.13%
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

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttBAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-04-17@ BOS1L  1-8-32,563Bill WightFrank SullivanFrank SullivanBill Wight 18-7
1956-04-18@ BOS2L  4-8-8,759Ray MooreBob PorterfieldBob PorterfieldRay Moore 516-11
1956-04-19@ BOS3L  2-4-23,962Erv PalicaTom BrewerTom BrewerErv Palica 720-13
1956-04-20vs WS14W  3-2-29,083 Jim WilsonDick BrodowskiJim WilsonDick Brodowski 1022-12
1956-04-21vs WS15L  4-8-11,067 Bill WightDean StoneDean StoneBill Wight 1430-16
1956-04-22vs WS16W  7-3-0 Fred BesanaBob WieslerFred BesanaBob WieslerGeorge Zuverink2133-12
1956-04-22vs WS17L  1-4-21,797 Ray MooreCamilo PascualCamilo PascualRay Moore 2237-15
1956-04-25vs NYA8L  2-4-13,753 Erv PalicaWhitey FordWhitey FordErv Palica 2441-17
1956-04-26vs NYA9W  7-5-6,250 Jim WilsonTommy ByrneJim WilsonTom MorganGeorge Zuverink3146-15
1956-04-27@ WS110L  5-8-4,753Fred BesanaDean StoneConnie GrobErv Palica 3654-18
1956-04-28@ WS111L  3-5-3,873Bill WightCamilo PascualCamilo PascualBill Wight 3959-20
1956-04-29@ WS112W  8-6-0Ray MooreChuck StobbsRay MooreConnie GrobGeorge Zuverink4765-18
1956-04-29@ WS113L  4-5-9,532Jim WilsonBob WieslerBob ChakalesGeorge Zuverink 5170-19
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttBAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-05-01vs CHA14W  3-2-12,169 Erv PalicaJack HarshmanGeorge ZuverinkDixie Howell 5472-18
1956-05-03vs CLE15L  1-7-12,378 Bill WightMike GarciaMike GarciaBill Wight 5579-24
1956-05-04vs CLE16W  4-3-8,130 Jim WilsonHerb ScoreJim WilsonHerb ScoreGeorge Zuverink5982-23
1956-05-05vs CLE17L  1-2-9,270 Don FerrareseBob LemonBob LemonDon Ferrarese 6084-24
1956-05-06vs DET18W  6-2-0 Ray MooreSteve GromekRay MooreSteve GromekGeorge Zuverink6686-20
1956-05-06vs DET19W  4-3-19,473 Erv PalicaFrank LaryErv PalicaFrank LaryGeorge Zuverink7089-19
1956-05-07vs DET20W  4-3-5,541 Bill WightVirgil TrucksGeorge ZuverinkAl Aber 7492-18
1956-05-08vs KC121W  7-4-10,241 Hal BrownArt CeccarelliHal BrownArt CeccarelliGeorge Zuverink8196-15
1956-05-09vs KC122L  0-4-9,493 Jim WilsonArt DitmarArt DitmarJim Wilson 81100-19
1956-05-11@ NYA23L  2-3-13,991Erv PalicaWhitey FordWhitey FordErv Palica 83103-20
1956-05-12@ NYA24W  1-0-9,854Don FerrareseBob TurleyDon FerrareseBob Turley 84103-19
1956-05-13@ NYA25L  2-11-21,935Ray MooreDon LarsenDon LarsenRay Moore 86114-28
1956-05-13@ NYA26W  5-1-21,935Bill WightTom SturdivantBill WightTom SturdivantGeorge Zuverink91115-24
1956-05-15@ KC127W  9-5-11,555Jim WilsonLou KretlowJim WilsonLou KretlowGeorge Zuverink100120-20
1956-05-16@ KC128W  8-6-6,196Erv PalicaTom LasordaErv PalicaTom LasordaGeorge Zuverink108126-18
1956-05-18@ DET29L  2-3-3,305Don FerrareseBilly HoeftBilly HoeftDon Ferrarese 110129-19
1956-05-19@ DET30W  5-4-8,668Bill WightDuke MaasRay MooreDuke MaasGeorge Zuverink115133-18
1956-05-20@ CLE31L  1-6-0Jim WilsonBob LemonBob LemonJim Wilson 116139-23
1956-05-20@ CLE32L  1-5-12,318Erv PalicaMike GarciaMike GarciaErv Palica 117144-27
1956-05-23@ CHA33L  2-3-1,924Johnny SchmitzJack HarshmanJack HarshmanJohnny Schmitz 119147-28
1956-05-25vs NYA34L  2-10-37,070 Don FerrareseJohnny KucksJohnny KucksDon Ferrarese 121157-36
1956-05-26vs NYA35W  9-4-26,069 Bill WightMickey McDermottBill WightMickey McDermott 130161-31
1956-05-28vs WS136W  6-5-8,541 Connie JohnsonBob WieslerMike FornielesBob Chakales 136166-30
1956-05-29vs WS137L  5-6-4,478 Erv PalicaDean StoneDean StoneErv PalicaConnie Grob141172-31
1956-05-30vs BOS38W  2-1-0 Ray MooreIke DelockRay MooreDave Sisler 143173-30
1956-05-30vs BOS39W  5-4-33,791 Hal BrownGeorge SusceGeorge ZuverinkLeo Kiely 148177-29
1956-05-31vs BOS40L  1-4-4,417 Bill WightBob PorterfieldBob PorterfieldBill Wight 149181-32
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttBAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-06-01vs CHA41W  3-2-12,414 Connie JohnsonBob KeeganConnie JohnsonBob Keegan 152183-31
1956-06-03vs CHA42L  0-12-0 Erv PalicaDick DonovanDick DonovanErv Palica 152195-43
1956-06-03vs CHA43L  2-9-25,312 Mike FornielesJim WilsonJim WilsonMike Fornieles 154204-50
1956-06-04vs CHA44L  4-13-7,387 Don FerrareseBilly PierceBilly PierceDon Ferrarese 158217-59
1956-06-05vs CLE45L  3-8-25,041 Ray MooreBob LemonBob LemonRay Moore 161225-64
1956-06-06vs CLE46L  1-5-12,363 Connie JohnsonArt HouttemanArt HouttemanConnie Johnson 162230-68
1956-06-07vs CLE47W  5-2-3,927 Bill WightCal McLishBill WightCal McLishGeorge Zuverink167232-65
1956-06-08vs KC148W  6-3-8,124 Erv PalicaArt DitmarHal BrownArt Ditmar 173235-62
1956-06-09vs KC149W  4-1-0 Ray MooreTroy HerriageRay MooreTroy Herriage 177236-59
1956-06-09vs KC150W  7-5-9,393 Mike FornielesTom GormanErv PalicaTom GormanGeorge Zuverink184241-57
1956-06-10vs KC151L  3-7-8,913 Connie JohnsonJose SantiagoArt DitmarConnie Johnson 187248-61
1956-06-11vs DET52W  5-4-13,727 Don FerrareseFrank LaryHal BrownFrank Lary 192252-60
1956-06-12vs DET53L  1-8-13,461 Bill WightBilly HoeftBilly HoeftBill Wight 193260-67
1956-06-13vs DET54L  0-2-7,252 Billy LoesPaul FoytackSteve GromekGeorge Zuverink 193262-69
1956-06-15@ KC155W  1-0-16,645Ray MooreLou KretlowDon FerrareseBill Harrington 194262-68
1956-06-16@ KC156W  6-2-12,487Connie JohnsonJack CrimianConnie JohnsonJack Crimian 200264-64
1956-06-17@ KC157W  7-2-9,496Hal BrownArt DitmarHal BrownArt Ditmar 207266-59
1956-06-18@ CHA58L  2-5-11,552Bill WightJim WilsonJim WilsonBill Wight 209271-62
1956-06-19@ CHA59L  1-5-16,388Ray MooreBilly PierceBilly PierceRay Moore 210276-66
1956-06-20@ CHA60L  8-12-5,077Billy LoesHowie PolletMorrie MartinErv Palica 218288-70
1956-06-21@ CHA61L  0-1-4,581Connie JohnsonJack HarshmanJack HarshmanConnie Johnson 218289-71
1956-06-22@ DET62W  3-2-16,196Bill WightPaul FoytackGeorge ZuverinkWalt Masterson 221291-70
1956-06-24@ DET63W  3-2-0Billy LoesSteve GromekBilly LoesSteve GromekGeorge Zuverink224293-69
1956-06-24@ DET64W  3-2-15,632Ray MooreFrank LaryRay MooreFrank LaryDon Ferrarese227295-68
1956-06-26@ CLE65L  3-4-8,250Connie JohnsonEarly WynnEarly WynnGeorge Zuverink 230299-69
1956-06-27@ CLE66L  11-12-4,514Bill WightMike GarciaDon MossiHal Brown 241311-70
1956-06-29vs BOS67L  6-7-19,441 Ray MooreMel ParnellIke DelockGeorge Zuverink 247318-71
1956-06-30vs BOS68L  2-4-0 Billy LoesWillard NixonWillard NixonBilly Loes 249322-73
1956-06-30vs BOS69L  3-6-26,990 Don FerrareseTom BrewerTom BrewerDon Ferrarese 252328-76
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttBAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-07-01vs BOS70W  5-3-10,864 Connie JohnsonBob PorterfieldConnie JohnsonBob Porterfield 257331-74
1956-07-03@ NYA71L  3-4-11,608Bill WightRip ColemanTom SturdivantGeorge Zuverink 260335-75
1956-07-04@ WS172L  8-10-0Hal BrownChuck StobbsChuck StobbsHal BrownBunky Stewart268345-77
1956-07-04@ WS173W  7-4-7,580Connie JohnsonHal GriggsDon FerrareseHal GriggsGeorge Zuverink275349-74
1956-07-07@ BOS74L  3-4-10,320Billy LoesTom BrewerTom BrewerBilly Loes 278353-75
1956-07-08@ BOS75L  0-9-0Ray MooreFrank SullivanFrank SullivanRay Moore 278362-84
1956-07-08@ BOS76L  4-8-20,723Connie JohnsonWillard NixonTom HurdDon FerrareseIke Delock282370-88
1956-07-12vs KC177W  4-0-9,487 Bill WightArt DitmarBill WightArt Ditmar 286370-84
1956-07-13vs KC178L  2-3-7,471 Connie JohnsonAlex KellnerAlex KellnerConnie Johnson 288373-85
1956-07-14vs KC179W  1-0-6,941 Mike FornielesJack McMahanMike FornielesJack McMahan 289373-84
1956-07-15vs DET80W  7-2-0 Ray MooreNed GarverRay MooreNed Garver 296375-79
1956-07-15vs DET81W  6-3-15,331 Hal BrownVirgil TrucksHal BrownVirgil Trucks 302378-76
1956-07-17vs CHA82W  5-3-0 Don FerrareseJack HarshmanDon FerrareseJack Harshman 307381-74
1956-07-17vs CHA83W  5-3-21,209 Bill WightBob KeeganBill WightBob Keegan 312384-72
1956-07-18vs CHA84W  4-3-15,918 Connie JohnsonJim WilsonMorrie MartinEllis Kinder 316387-71
1956-07-19vs CHA85L  2-3-10,480 Mike FornielesBilly PierceBilly PierceMike Fornieles 318390-72
1956-07-21vs CLE86L  3-4-0 Ray MooreBob LemonBob LemonDon Ferrarese 321394-73
1956-07-21vs CLE87L  3-4-22,986 Hal BrownHerb ScoreDon MossiBilly Loes 324398-74
1956-07-22vs CLE88L  0-8-10,019 Bill WightEarly WynnEarly WynnBill Wight 324406-82
1956-07-24@ DET89L  7-9-0Connie JohnsonPaul FoytackSteve GromekMike Fornieles 331415-84
1956-07-24@ DET90W  11-5-33,322Don FerrareseBob MillerHal BrownBob Miller 342420-78
1956-07-25@ DET91L  2-6-4,456Ray MooreVirgil TrucksPaul FoytackMorrie Martin 344426-82
1956-07-26@ DET92W  11-6-5,468Bill WightBilly HoeftBill WightBilly HoeftBilly Loes355432-77
1956-07-27@ CLE93L  2-3-10,063Johnny SchmitzEarly WynnEarly WynnJohnny SchmitzDon Mossi357435-78
1956-07-28@ CLE94W  8-6-5,172Connie JohnsonMike GarciaConnie JohnsonMike GarciaBilly Loes365441-76
1956-07-29@ CLE95L  0-3-0Erv PalicaHerb ScoreHerb ScoreErv Palica 365444-79
1956-07-29@ CLE96L  0-4-13,005Don FerrareseHank AguirreHank AguirreDon Ferrarese 365448-83
1956-07-30@ KC197W  4-3-9,355Ray MooreWally BurnetteMike FornielesTom Gorman 369451-82
1956-07-31@ KC198W  5-1-7,882Hal BrownTroy HerriageHal BrownTroy HerriageGeorge Zuverink374452-78
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttBAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-08-01@ KC199L  4-9-7,211Connie JohnsonLou KretlowLou KretlowConnie Johnson 378461-83
1956-08-02@ KC1100L  2-3-5,486Mike FornielesAlex KellnerJack CrimianMike FornielesTom Gorman380464-84
1956-08-03@ CHA101L  3-13-12,114Johnny SchmitzBilly PierceBilly PierceBilly Loes 383477-94
1956-08-04@ CHA102L  4-15-4,631Bill WightJack HarshmanJack HarshmanBill Wight 387492-105
1956-08-05@ CHA103W  5-4-0Don FerrareseDick DonovanGeorge ZuverinkDixie HowellBilly Loes392496-104
1956-08-05@ CHA104W  7-2-10,964Ray MooreJim WilsonRay MooreJim Wilson 399498-99
1956-08-08@ BOS105L  2-7-23,981Connie JohnsonMel ParnellMel ParnellConnie Johnson 401505-104
1956-08-09@ BOS106L  1-3-9,218Mike FornielesFrank SullivanFrank SullivanMike Fornieles 402508-106
1956-08-10@ NYA107L  4-5-18,868Ray MooreWhitey FordTom SturdivantBilly Loes 406513-107
1956-08-11@ NYA108W  10-5-15,008Hal BrownRalph TerryHal BrownRalph Terry 416518-102
1956-08-12@ NYA109L  2-6-0Don FerrareseDon LarsenDon LarsenDon Ferrarese 418524-106
1956-08-12@ NYA110L  2-4-27,178Bill WightBob TurleyTom MorganBill Wight 420528-108
1956-08-14vs WS1111W  3-0-21,314 Connie JohnsonChuck StobbsConnie JohnsonChuck Stobbs 423528-105
1956-08-15vs WS1112W  3-2-9,851 Mike FornielesCamilo PascualBill WightBud Byerly 426530-104
1956-08-17vs NYA113W  6-4-29,110 Ray MooreRalph TerryRay MooreRalph Terry 432534-102
1956-08-18vs NYA114L  1-4-12,840 Hal BrownTom SturdivantTom SturdivantHal Brown 433538-105
1956-08-18vs NYA115L  2-6-27,425 Erv PalicaBob TurleyBob TurleyErv Palica 435544-109
1956-08-19vs NYA116W  3-2-20,844 Connie JohnsonJohnny KucksConnie JohnsonJohnny Kucks 438546-108
1956-08-21vs KC1117W  4-3-7,336 Bill WightAlex KellnerGeorge ZuverinkTom Gorman 442549-107
1956-08-22vs KC1118L  2-7-7,607 Mike FornielesWally BurnetteWally BurnetteBilly Loes 444556-112
1956-08-23vs DET119W  3-0-9,366 Ray MooreFrank LaryRay MooreFrank LaryHal Brown447556-109
1956-08-24vs DET120L  1-4-14,421 Connie JohnsonBilly HoeftBilly HoeftConnie Johnson 448560-112
1956-08-25vs DET121L  3-7-8,160 Don FerrareseJim BunningJim BunningDon Ferrarese 451567-116
1956-08-26vs CHA122W  8-1-0 Bill WightBilly PierceBill WightBilly Pierce 459568-109
1956-08-26vs CHA123L  1-5-12,757 Hal BrownGerry StaleyGerry StaleyHal Brown 460573-113
1956-08-28vs CLE124W  1-0-13,673 Ray MooreHank AguirreRay MooreHank Aguirre 461573-112
1956-08-29vs CLE125L  2-3-8,882 Mike FornielesMike GarciaDon MossiMike FornielesBob Lemon463576-113
1956-08-31@ BOS126W  13-6-10,706Connie JohnsonWillard NixonConnie JohnsonWillard Nixon 476582-106
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttBAL PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1956-09-01@ BOS127L  2-4-5,819Hal BrownFrank SullivanFrank SullivanGeorge Zuverink 478586-108
1956-09-02@ BOS128W  11-10-12,529Ray MooreBob PorterfieldBilly LoesDave Sisler 489596-107
1956-09-03@ NYA129L  1-6-0Erv PalicaJohnny KucksJohnny KucksErv Palica 490602-112
1956-09-03@ NYA130L  0-5-35,557Bill WightDon LarsenDon LarsenBill Wight 490607-117
1956-09-05@ WS1131L  0-2-1,657Connie JohnsonChuck StobbsChuck StobbsConnie Johnson 490609-119
1956-09-06@ WS1132L  5-7-760Ray MooreDean StoneDean StoneSandy ConsuegraBud Byerly495616-121
1956-09-07vs BOS133L  5-7-0 Mike FornielesMel ParnellIke DelockJohnny Schmitz 500623-123
1956-09-07vs BOS134W  5-0-13,634 Hal BrownFrank SullivanHal BrownFrank Sullivan 505623-118
1956-09-08vs BOS135L  1-6-10,476 Billy LoesTom BrewerTom BrewerBilly Loes 506629-123
1956-09-09vs BOS136L  2-3-9,079 Connie JohnsonDave SislerIke DelockConnie Johnson 508632-124
1956-09-11@ CLE137L  1-3-5,427Ray MooreBob LemonBob LemonRay Moore 509635-126
1956-09-12@ CLE138L  1-2-4,738Hal BrownEarly WynnEarly WynnHal BrownDon Mossi510637-127
1956-09-13@ CLE139W  4-1-1,663Connie JohnsonHank AguirreConnie JohnsonHank Aguirre 514638-124
1956-09-14@ CHA140L  2-3-8,751Bill WightDick DonovanDick DonovanBill Wight 516641-125
1956-09-15@ CHA141W  4-1-3,239Billy O'DellJim WilsonErv PalicaJim WilsonHal Brown520642-122
1956-09-16@ KC1142W  3-2-0Ray MooreGlenn CoxRay MooreBill Harrington 523644-121
1956-09-16@ KC1143L  1-10-11,761Mike FornielesArt DitmarArt DitmarMike Fornieles 524654-130
1956-09-18@ DET144L  2-6-2,223Connie JohnsonPaul FoytackPaul FoytackConnie Johnson 526660-134
1956-09-19@ DET145L  1-9-1,435Hal BrownFrank LaryFrank LaryHal Brown 527669-142
1956-09-21vs WS1146W  7-3-5,275 Bill WightCamilo PascualBill WightCamilo Pascual 534672-138
1956-09-22vs WS1147W  8-6-5,151 Ray MooreEvelio HernandezGeorge ZuverinkDean StoneDon Ferrarese542678-136
1956-09-23vs WS1148W  6-0-8,766 Connie JohnsonChuck StobbsConnie JohnsonChuck Stobbs 548678-130
1956-09-24vs NYA149W  5-4-12,304 Erv PalicaJohnny KucksMike FornielesJohnny Kucks 553682-129
1956-09-25vs NYA150L  6-11-14,740 Bob HarrisonTom SturdivantTom SturdivantHal Brown 559693-134
1956-09-26vs NYA151W  1-0-7,000 Charlie BeamonWhitey FordCharlie BeamonWhitey Ford 560693-133
1956-09-29@ WS1152L  1-7-1,129Ron MoellerEvelio HernandezEvelio HernandezRon Moeller 561700-139
1956-09-30@ WS1153W  4-2-0Sandy ConsuegraChuck StobbsSandy ConsuegraChuck StobbsMike Fornieles565702-137
1956-09-30@ WS1154W  6-3-3,060Don FerrareseTed AbernathyCharlie BeamonTed Abernathy 571705-134


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