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1956 Boston Red Sox (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 84-70 .545
Rank: 4th in American League
Run Differential: 780-751 + 29
Roster Continuity 86.32% 4/16
Manager(s): Pinky Higgins
General Manager: Joe Cronin
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Attendance: 1,137,158 4/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
37Jim PiersallOF26   60191176
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6
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14
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877758481291219.293.350.449799.156.253.2940.8342.9270681
4Jackie JensenOF29   57880182
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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 Klaus3B27   52091141
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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 Vernon1B38   40367125
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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 WilliamsOF37   40071138
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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 Goodman2B30   39961117
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8
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3803402201723.293.356.404760.110.203.3050.55199.5161448
22Sammy WhiteC27   3922896
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44213540072418.245.304.332636.087.179.2591.1478.4130433
24Don BuddinSS22   3774990
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37206562412614.239.352.342694.103.281.2690.9575.4129454
25Dick GernertOF-1B27   3065389
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11
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6810565721247.291.399.484883.193.379.3081.0219.1148370
12Ted Lepcio2B25   2843474
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5113307731224.261.335.454789.194.292.3042.5718.9129321
8Pete DaleyC26   1872250
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11
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3
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29101830251011.267.338.439777.171.273.2961.6737.482208
2Milt BollingSS25   1181925
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801182011313.212.319.347666.136.280.2291.1139.341141
11Frank Malzone3B26   1031517
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11109800215.165.230.272502.107.204.1600.8951.528115
23Tom BrewerP24   941428
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130051900112.298.330.351681.053.106.3603.8094.033101
18Frank SullivanP26   85412
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0030022100713.141.159.153312.012.035.18510.50--1395
3Norm Zauchin1B26   841218
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1100142210004.214.333.310643.095.262.2671.5742.02699
38Gene StephensOF23   632217
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701121200001.270.387.349736.079.254.3201.0063.02275
15Willard NixonP28   54411
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005003600211.204.241.222463.019.074.2242.00--1260
26Faye ThroneberryOF25   50611
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30031600101.220.264.320584.100.160.3035.3350.01654
17Mel ParnellP34   4647
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0000021100400.152.188.174362.022.065.2005.50--852
20Bob PorterfieldP32   43414
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50011010111.326.348.395743.070.093.39410.0043.01747
39Dave SislerP24   4245
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00020041300410.119.191.119310.000.095.1673.25--551
14Ike DelockP26   2923
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0020021100700.103.161.138299.034.103.1675.50--438
24Gene Mauch2B30   2548
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0001003300001.320.393.320713.000.120.3641.00--828
27George SusceP24   1824
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000004600000.222.364.333697.111.333.3331.50--622
28Tom HurdP32   1226
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0001000200100.500.500.5001000.000.000.600----613
7Billy Consolo2B21   11132
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0001003500000.182.357.182539.000.273.3331.67--214
40Frank BaumannP22   913
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000000200100.333.333.556889.222.222.429----510
19Leo KielyP26   601
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0000000000000.167.167.167334.000.000.167----16
1Grady Hatton33   502
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0002000000000.400.400.400800.000.000.400----25
20Marty Keough21   2100001001000000.000.333.000333.000.500.0000.00--03
29Rudy MinarcinP26   201
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0000001000000.500.667.5001167.000.500.5000.00--13
21Johnny SchmitzP35   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals19085349780147326145139752281972768925416846153.275.359.419778.144.281.2920.9538.522416190
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
23Tom Brewer24   1993.50323215400244.120010395141121275001.287.380.524.134.681.13
18Frank Sullivan26   1473.42343312110242.02531129222821164101.389.410.823.054.311.41
15Willard Nixon28   984.2223229100145.11427968957746001.378.810.563.544.591.30
39Dave Sisler24   984.63391430153142.112081731372931001.357.610.824.565.891.29
17Mel Parnell34   763.7821206100131.112971551359412001.448.860.894.052.820.69
14Ike Delock26   1374.2248810289128.1122656012801054001.588.580.845.637.381.31
20Bob Porterfield32   3125.1425184130126.012782722164532001.529.071.504.573.790.83
28Tom Hurd32   345.334000018576.0845245547345001.729.950.595.574.030.72
27George Susce24   246.17216007069.27154481444260001.649.131.805.663.340.59
19Leo Kiely26   225.232300016331.147251811490001.9713.650.294.062.610.64
40Frank Baumann22   213.2471003024.222119314182001.447.921.085.046.481.29
16Harry Dorish34   023.521500011022.223109110110001.439.000.393.914.301.10
29Rudy Minarcin26   102.703100209.29432850001.708.101.807.204.500.63
21Johnny Schmitz35   000.002000104.15200400102.2511.250.009.000.000.00
Batting 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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