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1956 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-70 .545
Rank: 4th in American League
Run Differential: 780-751 + 29
Manager(s): Pinky Higgins
General Manager: Joe Cronin
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Attendance: 1,137,158 4/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: George Susce
First Base Coach: Del Baker
Hitting Coach: Paul Schreiber
Pitching Coach: Dave Ferriss
Third Base Coach: Jack Burns
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
37Jim PiersallOF2660191176
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6
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14
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877758481291219.293.350.449799.156.253.2940.8342.9270681
4Jackie JensenOF2957880182
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23
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11
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20
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971138943151423.315.405.497902.182.349.3120.4828.9287673
35Billy Klaus3B2752091141
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29
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5
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7
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5910904310637.271.378.387765.115.290.2830.4874.3201620
6Mickey Vernon1B3840367125
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28
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4
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15
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84105740762212.310.403.511914.201.345.3140.7026.9206471
9Ted WilliamsOF3740071138
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28
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2
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24
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8200102391110013.345.479.6051084.260.515.3380.3816.7242503
10Billy Goodman2B3039961117
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3803402201723.293.356.404760.110.203.3050.55199.5161448
22Sammy WhiteC273922896
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44213540072418.245.304.332636.087.179.2591.1478.4130433
24Don BuddinSS223774990
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37206562412614.239.352.342694.103.281.2690.9575.4129454
25Dick GernertOF-1B273065389
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11
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016
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6810565721247.291.399.484883.193.379.3081.0219.1148370
12Ted Lepcio2B252843474
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5113307731224.261.335.454789.194.292.3042.5718.9129321
8Pete DaleyC261872250
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29101830251011.267.338.439777.171.273.2961.6737.482208
2Milt BollingSS251181925
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801182011313.212.319.347666.136.280.2291.1139.341141
11Frank Malzone3B261031517
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11109800215.165.230.272502.107.204.1600.8951.528115
23Tom BrewerP24941428
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130051900112.298.330.351681.053.106.3603.8094.033101
18Frank SullivanP2685412
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0030022100713.141.159.153312.012.035.18510.50--1395
3Norm Zauchin1B26841218
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1100142210004.214.333.310643.095.262.2671.5742.02699
38Gene StephensOF23632217
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701121200001.270.387.349736.079.254.3201.0063.02275
15Willard NixonP2854411
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005003600211.204.241.222463.019.074.2242.00--1260
26Faye ThroneberryOF2550611
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30031600101.220.264.320584.100.160.3035.3350.01654
17Mel ParnellP344647
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0000021100400.152.188.174362.022.065.2005.50--852
20Bob PorterfieldP3243414
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50011010111.326.348.395743.070.093.39410.0043.01747
39Dave SislerP244245
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00020041300410.119.191.119310.000.095.1673.25--551
14Ike DelockP262923
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0020021100700.103.161.138299.034.103.1675.50--438
24Gene Mauch2B302548
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0001003300001.320.393.320713.000.120.3641.00--828
27George SusceP241824
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000004600000.222.364.333697.111.333.3331.50--622
28Tom HurdP321226
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0001000200100.500.500.5001000.000.000.600----613
7Billy Consolo2B2111132
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0001003500000.182.357.182539.000.273.3331.67--214
40Frank BaumannP22913
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000000200100.333.333.556889.222.222.429----510
19Leo KielyP26601
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0000000000000.167.167.167334.000.000.167----16
1Grady Hatton33502
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0002000000000.400.400.400800.000.000.400----25
20Marty Keough212100001001000000.000.333.000333.000.500.0000.00--03
29Rudy MinarcinP26201
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0000001000000.500.667.5001167.000.500.5000.00--13
21Johnny SchmitzP351000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals19085349780147326145139752281972768925416846153.275.359.419778.144.281.2920.9538.522416190
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
23Tom Brewer241993.5032321540024420010395141121275001.287.380.524.134.681.13
18Frank Sullivan261473.423433121102422531129222821164101.389.410.823.054.311.41
15Willard Nixon28984.22232291001451427968957746001.378.810.563.544.591.30
39Dave Sisler24984.6339143015314212081731372931001.357.610.824.565.891.29
17Mel Parnell34763.782120610013112971551359412001.448.860.894.052.820.69
14Ike Delock261374.2248810289128122656012801054001.588.580.845.637.381.31
20Bob Porterfield323125.142518413012612782722164532001.529.071.504.573.790.83
28Tom Hurd32345.334000018576845245547345001.729.950.595.574.030.72
27George Susce24246.172160070697154481444260001.649.131.805.663.340.59
19Leo Kiely26225.23230001633147251811490001.9713.650.294.062.610.64
40Frank Baumann22213.247100302422119314182001.447.921.085.046.481.29
16Harry Dorish34023.52150001102223109110110001.439.000.393.914.301.10
29Rudy Minarcin26102.7031002099432850001.708.101.807.204.500.63
21Johnny Schmitz35000.0020001045200400102.2511.250.009.000.000.00
Pitching Totals84704.17333155508105201398135475164713066771231201.458.720.844.294.581.07
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Sammy WhiteC114547601013.9840.00
Pete DaleyC572281421.9920.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mickey Vernon1B108930581196.9890.00
Dick Gernert1B3730737336.9910.00
Norm Zauchin1B3118910218.9900.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy Goodman2B952152661769.9660.00
Ted Lepcio2B571431661147.9660.00
Billy Consolo2B2591424.9200.00
Gene Mauch2B6121724.9350.00
Milt Bolling2B11210.7500.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy Klaus3B1061202422118.9450.00
Frank Malzone3B26245764.9310.00
Ted Lepcio3B22274024.9710.00
Milt Bolling3B1162032.8970.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Don BuddinSS1132133702998.9530.00
Milt BollingSS263159511.9470.00
Billy KlausSS26356468.9430.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim PiersallOF1554551041.9910.00
Jackie JensenOF15129113122.9620.00
Ted WilliamsOF110174752.9730.00
Gene StephensOF7157210.9830.00
Dick GernertOF5060412.9850.00
Faye ThroneberryOF1320020.9090.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ike DelockP48128101821.9331.97
Tom HurdP407639001.0001.42
Dave SislerP39142922001.0001.96
Frank SullivanP34242163715.9811.97
Tom BrewerP32244285212.9882.95
Bob PorterfieldP2512681421.9171.57
Leo KielyP233135001.0002.32
Willard NixonP2314573114.9742.36
Mel ParnellP2113171922.9291.78
George SusceP216931111.9331.82
Harry DorishP152238011.0004.46
Frank BaumannP7241110.6670.74
Rudy MinarcinP3903001.0002.93
Johnny SchmitzP2402001.0004.39


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