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1956 New York Yankees season

The 1956 New York Yankees season was the 54th season for the team in New York, and its 56th season overall. The team finished with a record of 97–57, winning their 22nd pennant, finishing 9 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games. The Series featured the only no-hitter in Series play, a perfect game, delivered by the Yankees' Don Larsen in Game 5.

1956 New York Yankees
1956 World Series Champions
1956 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s)George Weiss
Manager(s)Casey Stengel
Local televisionWPIX
Local radioWINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Jim Woods, Red Barber)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

  • April 18, 1956: Umpire Eddie Rommel was the first umpire to wear glasses in a major league game. The game was played between the Yankees and the Washington Senators.[2]

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Cleveland Indians 88 66 .571 9
Chicago White Sox 85 69 .552 12
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 13
Detroit Tigers 82 72 .532 15
Baltimore Orioles 69 85 .448 28
Washington Senators 59 95 .383 38
Kansas City Athletics 52 102 .338 45

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1956 American League Records

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


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1956 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Yogi Berra 140 521 155 .298 30 105
1B Bill Skowron 134 464 143 .308 23 90
2B Billy Martin 121 458 121 .264 9 49
3B Andy Carey 132 422 100 .238 7 50
SS Gil McDougald 120 438 136 .311 13 56
LF Elston Howard 98 290 76 .262 5 34
CF Mickey Mantle 150 533 188 .353 52 130
RF Hank Bauer 147 539 130 .241 26 84

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Joe Collins 100 262 59 .225 7 43
Jerry Coleman 80 183 47 .257 0 18
Norm Siebern 54 162 33 .204 4 21
Bob Cerv 54 115 35 .304 3 25
Enos Slaughter 24 83 24 .289 0 4
Billy Hunter 39 75 21 .280 0 11
Jerry Lumpe 20 62 16 .258 0 4
Phil Rizzuto 31 52 12 .231 0 6
Irv Noren 29 37 8 .216 0 6
Eddie Robinson 26 54 12 .222 5 11
Tom Carroll 36 17 6 .353 0 0
George Wilson 11 12 2 .167 0 0
Charlie Silvera 7 9 2 .222 0 2
Bobby Richardson 5 7 1 .143 0 0
Lou Skizas 6 6 1 .167 0 1

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Whitey Ford 31 225.2 19 6 2.47 141
Johnny Kucks 34 224.1 18 9 3.85 67
Bob Turley 27 132 8 4 5.05 91
Ralph Terry 3 13.1 1 2 9.45 8

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Don Larsen 38 179.2 11 5 3.26 107
Tom Sturdivant 32 158.1 16 8 3.30 110
Rip Coleman 29 88.1 3 5 3.67 42
Bob Grim 26 74.2 6 1 2.77 48
Mickey McDermott 23 87 2 6 4.24 38

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Morgan 41 6 7 11 4.16 20
Tommy Byrne 37 7 3 6 3.36 52
Jim Konstanty 8 0 0 2 4.91 6
Sonny Dixon 3 0 1 1 2.08 1
Jim Coates 2 0 0 0 13.50 0
Gerry Staley 1 0 0 0 108.00 1

1956 World SeriesEdit

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 6 October 3 Ebbets Field 34,479
2 Yankees – 8, Dodgers – 13 October 5 Ebbets Field 36,217
3 Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 5 October 6 Yankee Stadium 73,977
4 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 6 October 7 Yankee Stadium 69,705
5 Dodgers – 0, Yankees – 2 October 8 Yankee Stadium 64,519
6 Yankees – 0, Dodgers – 1 (10 innings) October 9 Ebbets Field 33,224
7 Yankees – 9, Dodgers – 0 October 10 Ebbets Field 33,782

Awards and honorsEdit

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Whitey Herzog at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Gerry Staley at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Lou Skizas at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Tommy Lasorda at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Enos Slaughter at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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