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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
5Bobby Adams3B-2BMLB5-10170RightRight12/14/192134Tuolumne,CaliforniaUDFA 

28Charlie BeamonPMLB5-11195RightRight12/25/193421Oakland,CaliforniaUDFA 
38Fred BesanaPMLB6-3200RightLeft4/5/193125Lincoln,CaliforniaUDFA 
25,41Babe BirrerPMLB6-0195RightRight7/4/192827Buffalo,New YorkUDFA 
1Bob Boyd1BMLB5-10170LeftLeft10/1/192530Potts Camp,MississippiUDFA 
28Hal BrownPMLB6-2182RightRight12/11/192431Greensboro,North CarolinaUDFA 
33Wayne CauseySS-2BMLB5-10175LeftRight12/26/193619Ruston,LouisianaUDFA 
20Sandy ConsuegraPMLB5-10165RightRight9/3/192035Potrerillos,CubaUDFA 
32Chuck DieringOFMLB5-10165RightRight2/5/192333St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
23Harry DorishPMLB5-11206RightRight7/13/192134Swoyersville,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
14Jim DyckOF-3BMLB6-2205RightRight2/3/192234Omaha,NebraskaUDFA 
14,17Hoot EversOFMLB6-2185RightRight2/8/192135St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
39Don FerraresePMLB5-9170RightLeft6/19/192927Oakland,CaliforniaUDFA 
25,36,41Mike FornielesPMLB5-11172RightRight1/18/193224Havana,CubaUDFA 
44Tito FranconaOF-1BMLB5-11190LeftLeft11/4/193322Aliquippa,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
2Joe FrazierOFMLB6-0180LeftRight10/6/192233Liberty,North CarolinaUDFA 
9Billy Gardner2BMLB6-0180RightRight7/19/192728Waterford,ConnecticutUDFA 
10Tom GastallCMLB6-2187RightRight6/13/193224Fall River,MassachusettsUDFA 
22Joe GinsbergCMLB5-11180LeftRight10/11/192629New York,New YorkUDFA 
6Bob Hale1BMLB5-10195LeftLeft11/7/193322Sarasota,FloridaUDFA 
21Bob HarrisonPMLB5-11178LeftRight9/22/193025St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
5Grady Hatton3BMLB5-9175LeftRight10/7/192233Beaumont,TexasUDFA 
40Mel HeldPMLB6-1178RightRight4/12/192927Edon,OhioUDFA 
36Connie JohnsonPMLB6-4200RightRight12/27/192233Stone Mountain,GeorgiaUDFA 
3George Kell3BMLB5-9175RightRight8/23/192233Swifton,ArkansasUDFA 
38Billy LoesPMLB6-1170RightRight12/13/192926Long Island City,New YorkUDFA 
2Fred Marsh3B-SSMLB5-10180RightRight1/5/192432Valley Falls,KansasUDFA 
19Morrie MartinPMLB6-0180LeftLeft9/3/192233Dixon,MissouriUDFA 
7Willy MirandaSSMLB5-9150BothRight5/24/192630Velasco,CubaUDFA 
32Ron MoellerPMLB6-0180LeftLeft10/13/193817Cincinnati,OhioUDFA 
29Ray MoorePMLB6-1205RightRight6/1/192630Meadows,MarylandUDFA 
37Tex NelsonOFMLB6-3205LeftLeft8/7/193619Dallas,TexasUDFA 
4Bob NiemanOFMLB5-11195RightRight1/26/192729Cincinnati,OhioUDFA 
18Billy O'DellPMLB5-11170BothLeft2/10/193224Whitmire,South CarolinaUDFA 
16Erv PalicaPMLB6-1180RightRight2/9/192828Lomita,CaliforniaUDFA 
4Dave PhilleyOFMLB6-0188BothRight5/16/192036Paris,TexasUDFA 
3Dave PopeOFMLB5-10170LeftRight6/17/192135Talladega,AlabamaUDFA 
8Jim PyburnOF-3BMLB6-0190RightRight11/1/193223Fairfield,AlabamaUDFA 
6Brooks Robinson3BMLB6-1190RightRight5/18/193719Little Rock,Arkansas1955UDFA BAL
40Johnny SchmitzPMLB6-0170RightLeft11/27/192035Wausau,WisconsinUDFA 
22Hal SmithCMLB6-0195RightRight12/7/193025West Frankfort,IllinoisUDFA 
24Gordie SundinPMLB6-4215RightRight10/10/193718Minneapolis,MinnesotaUDFA 
11Gus TriandosCMLB6-3215RightRight7/30/193025San Francisco,CaliforniaUDFA 
15George WerleyPMLB6-2196RightRight9/8/193817St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
17Bill WightPMLB6-1180LeftLeft4/12/192234Rio Vista,CaliforniaUDFA 
23Dick WilliamsOF-3BMLB6-0190RightRight5/7/192927St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
36Jim WilsonPMLB200RightRight2/20/192234San Diego,CaliforniaUDFA 
35George ZuverinkPMLB6-4200RightRight8/20/192431Holland,MichiganUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Harry BreechenPitching Coach 
Bailey GossBroadcaster 
Lum HarrisThird Base Coach 
Ernie HarwellBroadcaster 
Paul RichardsManager 
Chuck ThompsonBroadcaster 
Al VincentFirst Base Coach 


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