1956 Cleveland Indians season

1956 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Myron H. Wilson, William R. Daley
General manager(s)Hank Greenberg
Manager(s)Al López
Local televisionWEWS-TV
(Ken Coleman, Jim Britt)
Local radioWERE
(Jimmy Dudley, Tom Manning)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 57 0.630 49–28 48–29
Cleveland Indians 88 66 0.571 9 46–31 42–35
Chicago White Sox 85 69 0.552 12 46–31 39–38
Boston Red Sox 84 70 0.545 13 43–34 41–36
Detroit Tigers 82 72 0.532 15 37–40 45–32
Baltimore Orioles 69 85 0.448 28 41–36 28–49
Washington Senators 59 95 0.383 38 32–45 27–50
Kansas City Athletics 52 102 0.338 45 22–55 30–47


Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 6–16 9–13 5–17 13–9 15–7 9–13 12–10
Boston 16–6 14–8 13–9–1 12–10 12–10 8–14 9–13
Chicago 13–9 8–14 15–7 13–9 14–8 9–13 13–9
Cleveland 17–5 9–13–1 7–15 11–11 17–5 10–12 17–5
Detroit 9–13 10–12 9–13 11–11 16–6 12–10 15–7–1
Kansas City 7–15 10–12 8–14 5–17 6–16 4–18 12–10
New York 13–9 14–8 13–9 12–10 10–12 18–4 17–5
Washington 10–12 13–9 9–13 5–17 7–15–1 10–12 5–17


RosterEdit

1956 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game logEdit

1956 Game Log
April
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Attendance Record
1 April 17 @ White Sox 2–1 Pierce (1–0) Lemon (0–1) 16,773 0–1
2 April 19 @ White Sox 1–0 Harshman (1–0) Score (0–1) 5,369 0–2
3 April 20 Tigers 3–1 Wynn (1–0) Garver (0–1) 31,689 1–2
4 April 21 Tigers 7–6 Aber (1–0) Garcia (0–1) 4,224 1–3
5 April 22 Tigers 6–4 Black (1–0) Narleski (0–1) 1–4
6 April 22 Tigers 5–2 Lemon (1–1) Marlowe (0–1) 12,980 2–4
7 April 25 @ Athletics 5–2 Score (1–1) Shantz (1–1) 18,005 3–4
8 April 26 @ Athletics 14–2 Wynn (2–0) Kretlow (0–1) 9,014 4–4
9 April 27 @ Tigers 4 – 3 (10) Mossi (1–0) Lary (0–2) 3,735 5–4
10 April 29 @ Tigers 1 – 0 (10) Hoeft (1–0) Score (1–2) 5–5
11 April 29 @ Tigers 8–4 Lemon (2–1) Black (1–1) 22,222 6–5
May
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Attendance Record
12 May 1 @ Senators 3–2 Wynn (3–0) Ramos (1–1) 9,639 7–5
13 May 3 @ Orioles 7–1 Garcia (1–1) Wight (0–4) 12,378 8–5
14 May 4 @ Orioles 4–3 Wilson (3–0) Score (1–3) 8,130 8–6
15 May 5 @ Orioles 2–1 Lemon (3–1) Ferrarese (0–1) 9,270 9–6
16 May 7 @ Red Sox 5–1 Brewer (3–1) Garcia (1–2) 4,396 9–7
17 May 8 @ Yankees 4–3 Kucks (3–1) Wynn (3–1) 8,794 9–8
18 May 9 @ Yankees 6–5 Score (2–3) Morgan (0–3) 12,225 10–8
19 May 10 @ Yankees 7–2 Lemon (4–1) McDermott (1–2) 10,382 11–8
20 May 11 Athletics 4 – 1 (5) Garcia (2–2) Kretlow (1–3) 8,622 12–8
21 May 12 Athletics 5–3 Wynn (4–1) Herriage (0–1) 4,728 13–8
22 May 13 Athletics 5–2 Ditmar (3–2) Feller (0–1) 13–9
23 May 13 Athletics 9–4 Score (3–3) Lasorda (0–1) 11,308 14–9
24 May 14 Yankees 3–2 Lemon (5–1) Kucks (3–2) 18,950 15–9
25 May 16 Yankees 4–1 Morgan (1–3) Garcia (2–3) 6,263 15–10
26 May 18 Senators 5 – 4 (11) Stewart (2–0) Narleski (0–2) 7,747 15–11
27 May 19 Senators 5–1 Score (4–3) Pascual (2–5) 4,666 16–11
28 May 20 Orioles 6–1 Lemon (6–1) Wilson (4–2) 17–11
29 May 20 Orioles 5–1 Garcia (3–3) Palica (2–5) 12,318 18–11
30 May 22 Red Sox 5–3 Brewer (5–1) Wynn (4–2) 15,286 18–12
31 May 23 Red Sox 6–3 Score (5–3) Sullivan (3–1) 3,700 19–12
32 May 25 @ White Sox 2–1 Pierce (5–1) Garcia (3–4) 31,840 19–13
33 May 27 @ White Sox 5 – 4 (15) Wilson (1–0) McLish (0–1) 23,857 19–14
34 May 27 @ White Sox 4–2 Wynn (5–2) Harshman (2–3) 25,856 20–14
35 May 28 Tigers 3–1 Gromek (3–3) Score (5–4) 9,546 20–15
36 May 30 White Sox 6–3 Pierce (6–3) Houtteman (0–1) 20–16
37 May 30 White Sox 9–8 Staley (1–0) Garcia (3–5) 26,788 20–17
June
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Attendance Record
38 June 1 @ Senators 5–3 Wiesler (1–2) Lemon (6–2) 4,738 20–18
39 June 2 @ Senators 15–0 Score (6–4) Stone (2–1) 2,317 21–18
40 June 3 @ Senators 8 – 4 (12) McLish (1–1) Chakales (3–3) 22–18
41 June 3 @ Senators 7–1 Griggs (1–2) Mossi (1–1) 11,817 22–19
42 June 4 @ Senators 7–0 Garcia (4–5) Ramos (3–3) 5,021 23–19
43 June 5 @ Orioles 8–3 Lemon (7–2) Moore (4–4) 25,041 24–19
44 June 6 @ Orioles 5–1 Houtteman (1–1) Johnson (1–2) 12,363 25–19
45 June 7 @ Orioles 5–2 Wight (3–5) McLish (1–2) 3,927 25–20
46 June 8 @ Yankees 9–0 Wynn (6–2) Ford (7–3) 50,812 26–20
47 June 9 @ Yankees 15–8 Daley (1–0) Morgan (2–5) 31,419 27–20
48 June 10 @ Yankees 6–0 Kucks (7–3) Lemon (7–3) 47,465 27–21
49 June 11 @ Red Sox 4–1 McLish (2–2) Porterfield (2–5) 6,330 28–21
50 June 11 @ Red Sox 5–1 Brewer (9–1) Garcia (4–6) 24,193 28–22
51 June 12 @ Red Sox 9–7 Sullivan (5–3) Wynn (6–3) 29,190 28–23
52 June 13 @ Red Sox 8–8 8,258 28–23
53 June 14 @ Red Sox 10–9 Delock (2–4) Lemon (7–4) 7,136 28–24
54 June 15 Yankees 6–2 Kucks (8–3) Garcia (4–7) 34,025 28–25
55 June 16 Yankees 3–1 Sturdivant (4–1) Score (6–5) 40,964 28–26
56 June 17 Yankees 9–4 Coleman (2–1) Wynn (6–4) 41,765 28–27
57 June 19 Red Sox 9–7 Lemon (8–4) Delock (2–5) 14,684 29–27
58 June 20 Red Sox 5 – 4 (10) Mossi (2–1) Hurd (1–3) 14,271 30–27
59 June 21 Red Sox 5–0 Wynn (7–4) Brewer (9–2) 6,498 31–27
60 June 22 Senators 4–0 Garcia (5–7) Stobbs (5–5) 9,946 32–27
61 June 23 Senators 9–8 Narleski (1–2) Ramos (4–6) 4,691 33–27
62 June 24 Senators 7 – 2 (6) Lemon (9–4) Wiesler (2–4) 13,072 34–27
63 June 26 Orioles 4–3 Wynn (8–4) Zuverink (4–3) 8,250 35–27
64 June 27 Orioles 12 – 11 (11) Mossi (3–1) Brown (4–1) 4,514 36–27
65 June 29 White Sox 5–2 Score (7–5) Wilson (10–4) 37–27
66 June 29 White Sox 13–2 Pierce (12–2) Lemon (9–5) 34,371 37–28
67 June 30 White Sox 8–3 Staley (3–0) Mossi (3–2) 10,801 37–29
July
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Attendance Record
68 July 1 White Sox 7–6 Narleski (2–2) Consuegra (1–2) 38–29
69 July 1 White Sox 6–1 Lemon (10–5) Donovan (4–3) 31,857 39–29
70 July 3 Athletics 9–3 Narleski (3–2) Ditmar (6–9) 6,221 40–29
71 July 4 @ Tigers 6–4 Score (8–5) Foytack (5–6) 41–29
72 July 4 @ Tigers 3–1 Wynn (9–4) Maas (0–5) 33,151 42–29
73 July 5 @ Tigers 13–7 Lary (5–10) Lemon (10–6) 5,270 42–30
74 July 6 @ Athletics 4–2 Garcia (6–7) Herriage (1–8) 16,171 43–30
75 July 7 @ Athletics 5–2 Ditmar (7–9) Score (8–6) 16,342 43–31
76 July 8 @ Athletics 17–3 Wynn (10–4) McMahan (0–3) 15,958 44–31
77 July 12 @ Yankees 9–5 Kucks (12–4) Lemon (10–7) 24,329 44–32
78 July 13 @ Yankees 10–0 Sturdivant (8–2) Wynn (10–5) 40,664 44–33
79 July 14 @ Yankees 5 – 4 (10) Byrne (4–1) Mossi (3–3) 27,358 44–34
80 July 15 @ Red Sox 10–7 Houtteman (2–1) Nixon (3–3) 45–34
81 July 15 @ Red Sox 3–1 Sisler (4–3) Garcia (6–8) 32,290 45–35
82 July 16 @ Red Sox 7–3 Lemon (11–7) Sullivan (8–4) 14,262 46–35
83 July 18 @ Senators 7–5 Ramos (6–7) Feller (0–2) 46–36
84 July 18 @ Senators 11–1 Aguirre (1–0) Pascual (4–11) 8,022 47–36
85 July 19 @ Senators 5–4 Stewart (4–2) McLish (2–3) 3,178 47–37
86 July 21 @ Orioles 4–3 Lemon (12–7) Ferrarese (4–7) 48–37
87 July 21 @ Orioles 4 – 3 (10) Mossi (4–3) Loes (1–3) 22,986 49–37
88 July 22 @ Orioles 8–0 Wynn (11–5) Wight (5–8) 10,019 50–37
89 July 24 Senators 11–0 Garcia (7–8) Stewart (4–3) 9,582 51–37
90 July 25 Senators 11–3 Score (9–6) Pascual (4–12) 5,099 52–37
91 July 26 Senators 1 – 0 (7) Lemon (13–7) Stobbs (7–8) 6,804 53–37
92 July 27 Orioles 3–2 Wynn (12–5) Schmitz (0–2) 10,063 54–37
93 July 28 Orioles 8–6 Johnson (4–5) Garcia (7–9) 5,172 54–38
94 July 29 Orioles 3–0 Score (10–6) Palica (3–9) 55–38
95 July 29 Orioles 4–0 Aguirre (2–0) Ferrarese (4–8) 13,005 56–38
96 July 30 Yankees 13–6 Ford (14–4) Lemon (13–8) 22,659 56–39
97 July 31 Yankees 5–0 Wynn (13–5) Kucks (14–6) 29,619 57–39
August
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Attendance Record
98 August 1 Yankees 5–1 Lemon (14–8) Byrne (6–2) 32,915 58–39
99 August 2 Yankees 4–0 Score (11–6) Sturdivant (9–5) 25,266 59–39
100 August 3 Red Sox 7–1 Parnell (5–2) Garcia (7–10) 1,858 59–40
101 August 4 Red Sox 6 – 5 (10) Delock (9–6) Garcia (7–11) 13,683 59–41
102 August 5 Red Sox 2 – 1 (7) Sisler (5–5) Lemon (14–9) 28,924 59–42
103 August 6 @ Tigers 9–0 Foytack (9–8) Score (11–7) 29,813 59–43
104 August 7 @ Tigers 5–2 Garcia (8–11) Lary (10–12) 11,963 60–43
105 August 8 @ White Sox 7 – 6 (14) Staley (4–1) McLish (2–4) 26,606 60–44
106 August 9 @ White Sox 9–2 Harshman (9–7) Wynn (13–6) 9,050 60–45
107 August 10 @ Athletics 11–0 Lemon (15–9) Burnette (2–4) 13,463 61–45
108 August 11 @ Athletics 8–5 Mossi (5–3) Crimian (1–6) 13,594 62–45
109 August 12 @ Athletics 6–3 Score (12–7) Kretlow (4–6) 16,702 63–45
110 August 14 Tigers 6 – 4 (15) Bunning (3–1) Mossi (5–4) 14,148 63–46
111 August 15 Tigers 1–0 Lary (12–12) Lemon (15–10) 11,858 63–47
112 August 16 Tigers 5–4 Score (13–7) Hoeft (14–10) 7,217 64–47
113 August 17 Athletics 9–3 Crimian (2–6) Aguirre (2–1) 7,406 64–48
114 August 18 Athletics 8–1 Wynn (14–6) Kretlow (4–7) 4,355 65–48
115 August 19 Athletics 5–2 Lemon (16–10) Burnette (2–6) 66–48
116 August 19 Athletics 2–1 Garcia (9–11) Ditmar (9–16) 10,319 67–48
117 August 21 @ Yankees 3–0 Score (14–7) Larsen (7–5) 39,187 68–48
118 August 22 @ Yankees 3–2 Sturdivant (12–6) Wynn (14–7) 23,584 68–49
119 August 23 @ Red Sox 2–1 Parnell (7–3) Lemon (16–11) 26,439 68–50
120 August 24 @ Red Sox 5–3 Garcia (10–11) Brewer (16–7) 6,047 69–50
121 August 25 @ Red Sox 9–6 Sisler (6–6) Score (14–8) 19,830 69–51
122 August 26 @ Senators 4–1 Wynn (15–7) Stone (4–5) 6,880 70–51
123 August 27 @ Senators 5–2 Lemon (17–11) Griggs (1–6) 4,879 71–51
124 August 28 @ Orioles 1–0 Moore (11–6) Aguirre (2–2) 13,673 71–52
125 August 29 @ Orioles 3–2 Mossi (6–4) Fornieles (3–7) 8,882 72–52
126 August 31 @ White Sox 3–2 Score (15–8) Pierce (18–7) 73–52
127 August 31 @ White Sox 1 – 0 (10) Donovan (9–7) Wynn (15–8) 31,445 73–53
September
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Attendance Record
128 September 1 @ White Sox 5–1 Lemon (18–11) Staley (5–2) 17,749 74–53
129 September 2 @ White Sox 4–3 Harshman (12–9) Aguirre (2–3) 14,704 74–54
130 September 3 @ Athletics 5–2 Gorman (8–8) Garcia (10–12) 13,459 74–55
131 September 3 @ Athletics 2–1 Wynn (16–8) Burnette (3–7) 11,837 75–55
132 September 4 @ Athletics 5–2 Crimian (3–7) Score (15–9) 7,332 75–56
133 September 7 White Sox 2–1 Harshman (13–9) Lemon (18–12) 11,202 75–57
134 September 8 White Sox 4–2 Pierce (19–7) Wynn (16–9) 5,583 75–58
135 September 9 White Sox 4–1 Score (16–9) Donovan (10–8) 76–58
136 September 9 White Sox 6–2 Staley (6–2) Aguirre (2–4) 28,457 76–59
137 September 11 Orioles 3–1 Lemon (19–12) Moore (11–7) 5,427 77–59
138 September 12 Orioles 2–1 Wynn (17–9) Brown (9–5) 4,738 78–59
139 September 13 Orioles 4–1 Johnson (8–10) Aguirre (2–5) 1,663 78–60
140 September 14 Red Sox 10–2 Score (17–9) Parnell (7–5) 79–60
141 September 14 Red Sox 4–3 Sisler (7–7) Mossi (6–5) 10,000 79–61
142 September 15 Red Sox 5–3 Delock (13–6) Feller (0–3) 5,242 79–62
143 September 16 Yankees 10–3 Sturdivant (15–8) Lemon (19–13) 79–63
144 September 16 Yankees 4–3 Wynn (18–9) Kucks (18–8) 39,651 80–63
145 September 18 Senators 1–0 Score (18–9) Wiesler (3–12) 81–63
146 September 18 Senators 6–0 Garcia (11–12) Stobbs (15–13) 4,305 82–63
147 September 19 Senators 6 – 0 (7) Lemon (20–13) Abernathy (1–1) 365 83–63
148 September 21 @ Tigers 5–1 Wynn (19–9) Hoeft (18–13) 19,199 84–63
149 September 22 @ Tigers 5–1 Score (19–9) Foytack (14–13) 7,738 85–63
150 September 23 @ Tigers 11–1 Lary (20–13) Lemon (20–14) 13,300 85–64
151 September 25 Athletics 4 – 1 (10) Wynn (20–9) Crimian (4–8) 3,604 86–64
152 September 26 Athletics 8–4 Score (20–9) Ditmar (12–22) 3,630 87–64
153 September 28 Tigers 2–1 Aguirre (3–5) Hoeft (19–14) 4,528 88–64
154 September 29 Tigers 9–1 Lary (21–13) Houtteman (2–2) 2,946 88–65
155 September 30 Tigers 8–4 Hoeft (20–14) Feller (0–4) 5,910 88–66

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI SB
C Jim Hegan 122 315 42 70 .222 15 2 6 34 1
1B Vic Wertz 136 481 65 127 .264 22 0 32 106 0
2B Bobby Ávila 138 513 74 115 .224 14 2 10 54 17
3B Al Rosen 121 416 64 111 .267 18 2 15 61 1
SS Chico Carrasquel 141 474 60 115 .243 15 1 7 48 0
LF Gene Woodling 100 317 56 83 .262 17 0 8 38 2
CF Jim Busby 135 494 72 116 .235 17 3 12 50 8
RF Rocky Colavito 101 322 55 89 .276 11 4 21 65 0

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI SB
Al Smith 141 526 87 144 .274 26 5 16 71 6
George Strickland 85 171 22 36 .211 1 2 3 17 0
Preston Ward 87 150 18 38 .253 10 0 6 21 0
Hal Naragon 53 122 11 35 .287 3 1 3 18 0
Sam Mele 57 114 17 29 .254 7 0 4 20 0
Earl Averill 42 93 12 22 .237 6 0 3 14 0
Dave Pope 25 70 6 17 .243 3 1 0 3 0
Rudy Regalado 16 47 4 11 .234 1 0 0 2 0
Joe Caffie 12 38 7 13 .342 0 0 0 1 3
Dale Mitchell 38 30 2 4 .133 0 0 0 6 0
Kenny Kuhn 27 22 7 6 .273 1 0 0 2 0
Stu Locklin 9 6 0 1 .167 0 0 0 0 0
Hoot Evers 3 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Hank Foiles 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Bobby Young 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L ERA BB SO
Early Wynn 38 35 277.2 20 9 2.72 91 158
Bob Lemon 39 35 255.1 20 14 3.03 89 94
Herb Score 35 33 249.1 20 9 2.53 129 263
Mike Garcia 35 30 197.2 11 12 3.78 74 119

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Hank Aguirre 16 9 65.1 3 5 1 3.72 27 31
Bob Feller 19 4 58.0 0 4 1 4.97 23 18

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Don Mossi 48 87.2 6 5 11 3.59 33 59
Cal McLish 37 61.2 2 4 1 4.96 32 27
Ray Narleski 32 59.1 3 2 4 1.52 19 42
Art Houtteman 22 46.2 2 2 1 6.56 31 19
Bud Daley 14 20.1 1 0 0 6.20 14 13
Sal Maglie 2 5.0 0 0 0 3.60 2 2

Award winnersEdit

All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Kerby Farrell
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Jo-Jo White
A Reading Indians Eastern League Don Heffner
B Fayetteville Highlanders Carolina League L. D. Meyer
B Keokuk Kernels Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Pinky May
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Tom Oliver
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Hank Majeski
D Vidalia Indians Georgia State League Mark Wylie
D North Platte Indians Nebraska State League Spencer Harris

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis, Fayetteville[3]

In 1956, the Indianapolis Indians were 92–62. On May 18, they defeated the Louisville Colonels by a score of 24–0. Roger Maris had seven runs batted in for the game.[4] The Indians went on to win the 1956 Junior World Series by defeating the Rochester Red Wings. In Game 2 of the Junior World Series, Maris would set a record by getting seven runs batted in.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ralph Kiner at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Chico Carrasquel at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  4. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 77, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  5. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 80

ReferencesEdit