1956 Washington Senators season

The 1956 Washington Senators won 59 games, lost 95, and finished in seventh place in the American League. They were managed by Chuck Dressen and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1956 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Calvin Griffith (majority owner, with Thelma Griffith Haynes)
General manager(s)Calvin Griffith
Manager(s)Chuck Dressen
Local televisionWTTG
Local radioWWDC (FM)
(Arch McDonald, Bob Wolff)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

  • April 18, 1956: Umpire Ed Rommell was the first umpire to wear glasses in a major league game. The game was played between the Senators and the New York Yankees.[3]

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


Opening Day lineupEdit

  1 Eddie Yost 3B
32 Dick Tettelbach    LF
30 Whitey Herzog RF
  2 Roy Sievers 1B
  5 Pete Runnels 2B
10 Lou Berberet C
  3 Karl Olson CF
36 José Valdivielso SS
27 Camilo Pascual P

RosterEdit

1956 Washington Senators
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 Clint Courtney 101 283 85 .300 5 44
1B Pete Runnels 147 578 179 .310 8 76
2B Herb Plews 91 256 69 .270 1 25
SS José Valdivielso 90 246 58 .236 4 29
3B Eddie Yost 152 515 119 .231 11 53
LF Roy Sievers 152 550 139 .253 29 95
CF Whitey Herzog 117 421 103 .245 4 35
RF Jim Lemon 146 538 146 .271 27 96

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
Karl Olson 106 313 77 .246 4 22
Lou Berberet 95 207 54 .261 4 27
Ed Fitz Gerald 64 148 45 .304 2 12
Jerry Snyder 43 148 40 .270 2 14
Ernie Oravetz 88 137 34 .248 0 11
Lyle Luttrell 38 122 23 .189 2 9
Tony Roig 44 119 25 .210 0 7
Harmon Killebrew 44 99 22 .222 5 13
Carlos Paula 33 82 15 .183 3 13
Dick Tettelbach 18 64 10 .156 1 9
Tom Wright 2 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Chuck Stobbs 37 240.0 15 15 3.60 97
Camilo Pascual 39 188.2 6 18 5.87 162
Ted Abernathy 5 30.1 1 3 4.15 18
Evelio Hernández 4 22.2 1 1 4.76 9

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
Pedro Ramos 37 152.0 12 10 5.27 54
Dean Stone 41 132.0 5 7 6.27 86
Bob Wiesler 37 123.0 3 12 6.44 49
Bunky Stewart 33 105.0 5 7 5.57 36
Hal Griggs 34 98.2 1 6 6.02 48
Dick Brodowski 7 17.2 0 3 9.17 8

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
Bob Chakales 43 4 4 4 4.03 33
Connie Grob 37 4 5 1 7.83 27
Bud Byerly 25 2 4 4 2.96 19
Tex Clevenger 20 0 0 0 5.40 17

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Red Marion and Max Carey
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Cal Ermer
A Charlotte Hornets Sally League Rollie Hemsley
B Hobbs Sports Southwestern League Pat Stasey
C Thibodaux Senators Evangeline League Bill Dossey
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama–Florida League Bill Brightwell
D Superior Senators Nebraska State League Ray Baker
D Erie Senators PONY League Johnny Welaj

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Thibodaux[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Whitey Herzog page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

ReferencesEdit