1956 Major League Baseball season
The 1956 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 17 to October 10, 1956, featuring eight teams in the National League and eight teams in the American League. The 1956 World Series was a rematch of the previous year's series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The series is notable for Yankees pitcher Don Larsen's perfect game in Game 5.
|1956 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 17 – October 10, 1956|
|Season MVP||AL: Mickey Mantle (NYY)|
NL: Don Newcombe (BKN)
|AL champions||New York Yankees|
|AL runners-up||Cleveland Indians|
|NL champions||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|NL runners-up||Milwaukee Braves|
|Champions||New York Yankees|
|Finals MVP||Don Larsen (NYY)|
Regular season standingsEdit
Awards and honorsEdit
NL: Bob Friend
AL: Billy Pierce
WP: Bob Friend (1–0) LP: Billy Pierce (0–1)
NL: Willie Mays (1), Stan Musial (1)
AL: Ted Williams (1), Mickey Mantle (1)
- September 21 – The New York Yankees set a Major League record by leaving 20 players on base against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
- December 6–8 – Major League owners meet in Chicago. Cleveland general manager and minority-owner Hank Greenberg proposed implementing limited Interleague play beginning in 1958. Under Greenberg's proposal, each team would continue to play 154-games in the season, 126 of which would be within the league, and 28 against the eight clubs. The interleague games would all be played during a period immediately following the All-Star Game. The proposal was not adopted.
- Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.43, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
- "Left on Base – Team Records in a Game". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- Drebinger, John (December 6, 1956). "Player limit, Interleague Games Top Issues on Majors' Agenda". New York Times. Retrieved October 2, 2009.
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