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1956 American League Standings, Stats, and Awards

1957 1956 1955

1956 National League Standings and Stats

1956 Major League Attendance

TeamWLPctRRA
New York Yankees9757.630857631 
Cleveland Indians8866.571712581 
Chicago White Sox8569.552776634 
Boston Red Sox8470.545780751 
Detroit Tigers8272.532789699 
Baltimore Orioles6985.448571705 
Washington Senators5995.383652924 
Kansas City Athletics52102.338619831 

Postseason
RoundWinnerLoser
WSNew York Yankees (4)Brooklyn Dodgers (3)

Team Batting
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TeamABRH2B3BHRSOBBHBPSBCSBAOBPSLGOPS
New York Yankees531285714331935519075561505137.270.346.434.780
Detroit Tigers536478914942095015061864404326.279.356.420.776
Boston Red Sox534978014732614513968772702819.275.362.419.781
Chicago White Sox528677614122184312866061907033.267.344.397.741
Cleveland Indians514871212561992315376468104032.244.332.381.713
Washington Senators520265213021986211287769003734.250.338.377.715
Kansas City Athletics525661913252044111272748004030.252.315.370.685
Baltimore Orioles50905711242198349172556303942.244.319.350.669

Team Pitching
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TeamERAWLSOCGSHOSVHRERHRBB
Cleveland Indians3.3288668456717241233581511116564
New York Yankees3.6397577325010351285631557114652
Chicago White Sox3.7385697226511131351634576118524
Detroit Tigers4.0682727886210151389699622140655
Boston Red Sox4.178470712508201354751648130668
Baltimore Orioles4.206985715381024136270563599547
Kansas City Athletics4.8652102636303181424831740187679
Washington Senators5.335995663361181539924810171730

League Leaders
Batters
Batting Average
1.Mickey Mantle - NYA.353
2.Harvey Kuenn - DET.332
3.Charlie Maxwell - DET.326
4.Minnie Minoso - CHA.316
5.Jackie Jensen - BOS.315
6.Al Kaline - DET.314
7.Gil McDougald - NYA.311
8.Mickey Vernon - BOS.310
9.Pete Runnels - WS1.310
10.Vic Power - KC1.309
On Base Percent.
1.Mickey Mantle - NYA.464
2.Minnie Minoso - CHA.425
3.Charlie Maxwell - DET.414
4.Eddie Yost - WS1.412
5.Gil McDougald - NYA.405
6.Jackie Jensen - BOS.405
7.Mickey Vernon - BOS.403
8.Ray Boone - DET.403
9.Larry Doby - CHA.392
10.Harvey Kuenn - DET.387
Slugging Percent.
1.Mickey Mantle - NYA.705
2.Charlie Maxwell - DET.534
3.Yogi Berra - NYA.534
4.Al Kaline - DET.530
5.Bill Skowron - NYA.528
6.Minnie Minoso - CHA.525
7.Ray Boone - DET.518
8.Mickey Vernon - BOS.511
9.Vic Wertz - CLE.509
10.Jim Lemon - WS1.502
OPS
1.Mickey Mantle - NYA1.169
2.Minnie Minoso - CHA.950
3.Charlie Maxwell - DET.948
4.Ray Boone - DET.920
5.Mickey Vernon - BOS.914
6.Al Kaline - DET.913
7.Yogi Berra - NYA.911
8.Bill Skowron - NYA.910
9.Jackie Jensen - BOS.901
10.Vic Wertz - CLE.874
Hits
1.Harvey Kuenn - DET196
2.Al Kaline - DET194
3.Nellie Fox - CHA192
4.Mickey Mantle - NYA188
5.Jackie Jensen - BOS182
6.Pete Runnels - WS1179
7.Jim Piersall - BOS176
8.Minnie Minoso - CHA172
9.Vic Power - KC1164
10.Charlie Maxwell - DET163
Runs
1.Mickey Mantle - NYA132
2.Nellie Fox - CHA109
3.Minnie Minoso - CHA106
4.Charlie Maxwell - DET96
Harvey Kuenn - DET96
Al Kaline - DET96
Hank Bauer - NYA96
8.Eddie Yost - WS194
9.Yogi Berra - NYA93
10.Roy Sievers - WS192
Home Runs
1.Mickey Mantle - NYA52
2.Vic Wertz - CLE32
3.Yogi Berra - NYA30
4.Roy Sievers - WS129
5.Charlie Maxwell - DET28
6.Al Kaline - DET27
Jim Lemon - WS127
8.Hank Bauer - NYA26
9.Ray Boone - DET25
10.Larry Doby - CHA24
Ted Williams - BOS24
Runs Batted In
1.Mickey Mantle - NYA130
2.Al Kaline - DET128
3.Vic Wertz - CLE106
4.Harry Simpson - KC1105
Yogi Berra - NYA105
6.Larry Doby - CHA102
7.Jackie Jensen - BOS97
8.Jim Lemon - WS196
9.Roy Sievers - WS195
10.Bill Skowron - NYA90
Doubles
1.Jim Piersall - BOS40
2.Al Kaline - DET32
Harvey Kuenn - DET32
4.Billy Klaus - BOS29
Minnie Minoso - CHA29
Pete Runnels - WS129
Yogi Berra - NYA29
8.Sherm Lollar - CHA28
Mickey Vernon - BOS28
Ted Williams - BOS28
Triples
1.Jackie Jensen - BOS11
Jim Lemon - WS111
Minnie Minoso - CHA11
Harry Simpson - KC111
5.Al Kaline - DET10
Nellie Fox - CHA10
7.Pete Runnels - WS19
8.Billy Goodman - BOS8
9.Hank Bauer - NYA7
Frank Bolling - DET7
Whitey Herzog - WS17
Herb Plews - WS17
Harvey Kuenn - DET7
Games
1.Jim Piersall - BOS155
2.Nellie Fox - CHA154
3.Al Kaline - DET153
4.Roy Sievers - WS1152
Luis Aparicio - CHA152
Eddie Yost - WS1152
7.Jackie Jensen - BOS151
Hector Lopez - KC1151
Minnie Minoso - CHA151
10.Mickey Mantle - NYA150
At-Bats
1.Nellie Fox - CHA649
2.Al Kaline - DET617
3.Jim Piersall - BOS601
4.Harvey Kuenn - DET591
5.Pete Runnels - WS1578
Jackie Jensen - BOS578
7.Hector Lopez - KC1561
8.Roy Sievers - WS1550
9.Bill Tuttle - DET546
10.Minnie Minoso - CHA545
Walks
1.Eddie Yost - WS1151
2.Mickey Mantle - NYA112
3.Larry Doby - CHA102
Ted Williams - BOS102
5.Roy Sievers - WS1100
6.Billy Klaus - BOS90
7.Jackie Jensen - BOS89
8.Minnie Minoso - CHA86
Bob Nieman - BAL86
10.Al Smith - CLE84
Strike Outs
1.Jim Lemon - WS1138
2.Larry Doby - CHA105
3.Mickey Mantle - NYA99
4.Roy Sievers - WS188
5.Vic Wertz - CLE87
6.Eddie Yost - WS182
Harry Simpson - KC182
8.Ted Lepcio - BOS77
9.Jim Rivera - CHA75
10.Charlie Maxwell - DET74
Whitey Herzog - WS174
Sac Hits
1.Luis Aparicio - CHA14
2.Nellie Fox - CHA13
3.George Kell - BAL12
4.Jim Piersall - BOS9
Chico Carrasquel - CLE9
Eddie Yost - WS19
7.Bobby Avila - CLE8
Mike Garcia - CLE8
Billy Gardner - BAL8
Whitey Herzog - WS18
Hector Lopez - KC18
Billy Martin - NYA8
Sac Flies
1.Jim Piersall - BOS12
2.Harvey Kuenn - DET8
Charlie Maxwell - DET8
4.Minnie Minoso - CHA7
Al Rosen - CLE7
Vic Wertz - CLE7
7.Al Smith - CLE6
Jim Rivera - CHA6
Dave Philley - CHA6
Sherm Lollar - CHA6
Jim Lemon - WS16
Don Buddin - BOS6
Walt Dropo - CHA6
Stolen Bases
1.Luis Aparicio - CHA21
2.Jim Rivera - CHA20
3.Bobby Avila - CLE17
4.Minnie Minoso - CHA12
5.Tito Francona - BAL11
Jackie Jensen - BOS11
7.Mickey Mantle - NYA10
8.Harvey Kuenn - DET9
Al Pilarcik - KC19
Andy Carey - NYA9
Intent. Walks
1.Ted Williams - BOS11
2.Vic Wertz - CLE10
Roy Sievers - WS110
4.Eddie Yost - WS19
Lou Berberet - WS19
6.Ray Boone - DET8
Harry Simpson - KC18
8.Al Smith - CLE7
Sammy White - BOS7
Red Wilson - DET7
Yogi Berra - NYA7
Hit by Pitch
1.Minnie Minoso - CHA23
2.Sherm Lollar - CHA16
3.Nellie Fox - CHA10
4.Clint Courtney - WS19
5.Wayne Belardi - DET8
Fred Hatfield - CHA8
Al Smith - CLE8
Eddie Yost - WS18
9.Mickey Vernon - BOS7
Billy Gardner - BAL7
GIDP
1.Jackie Jensen - BOS23
2.Gus Triandos - BAL21
3.Nellie Fox - CHA19
Sherm Lollar - CHA19
Jim Piersall - BOS19
Harry Simpson - KC119
7.Pete Runnels - WS118
Bill Tuttle - DET18
Sammy White - BOS18
10.Hal Smith - BAL16
Bill Skowron - NYA16
Caught Stealing
1.Jim Rivera - CHA9
2.Gil McDougald - NYA8
3.Jim Piersall - BOS7
4.Minnie Minoso - CHA6
Willy Miranda - BAL6
Andy Carey - NYA6
Gene Woodling - CLE6
8.Eddie Yost - WS15
Dick Williams - BAL5
Pete Runnels - WS15
Bob Boyd - BAL5
Clint Courtney - WS15
Chuck Diering - BAL5
Whitey Herzog - WS15
Bob Nieman - BAL5
Hector Lopez - KC15
Tito Francona - BAL5
Billy Gardner - BAL5
Harvey Kuenn - DET5

Pitchers
ERA
1.Whitey Ford - NYA2.47
2.Herb Score - CLE2.53
3.Early Wynn - CLE2.72
4.Bob Lemon - CLE3.03
5.Jack Harshman - CHA3.10
6.Frank Lary - DET3.15
7.Don Larsen - NYA3.26
8.Tom Sturdivant - NYA3.30
9.Billy Pierce - CHA3.32
10.Frank Sullivan - BOS3.42
Wins
1.Frank Lary - DET21
2.Bob Lemon - CLE20
Billy Hoeft - DET20
Billy Pierce - CHA20
Herb Score - CLE20
Early Wynn - CLE20
7.Tom Brewer - BOS19
Whitey Ford - NYA19
9.Johnny Kucks - NYA18
10.Tom Sturdivant - NYA16
Games
1.George Zuverink - BAL62
2.Jack Crimian - KC154
3.Tom Gorman - KC152
4.Ike Delock - BOS48
Don Mossi - CLE48
6.Bobby Shantz - KC145
7.Art Ditmar - KC144
8.Bob Chakales - WS143
Paul Foytack - DET43
10.Al Aber - DET42
Strike Outs
1.Herb Score - CLE263
2.Billy Pierce - CHA192
3.Paul Foytack - DET184
4.Billy Hoeft - DET172
5.Frank Lary - DET165
6.Camilo Pascual - WS1162
7.Early Wynn - CLE158
8.Jack Harshman - CHA143
9.Whitey Ford - NYA141
10.Connie Johnson - BAL130
Innings
1.Frank Lary - DET294.00
2.Early Wynn - CLE277.67
3.Billy Pierce - CHA276.33
4.Paul Foytack - DET256.00
5.Bob Lemon - CLE255.33
6.Art Ditmar - KC1254.33
7.Herb Score - CLE249.33
8.Billy Hoeft - DET248.00
9.Tom Brewer - BOS244.33
10.Frank Sullivan - BOS242.00
Games Started
1.Frank Lary - DET38
2.Bob Lemon - CLE35
Early Wynn - CLE35
4.Billy Hoeft - DET34
Art Ditmar - KC134
6.Paul Foytack - DET33
Chuck Stobbs - WS133
Frank Sullivan - BOS33
Billy Pierce - CHA33
Herb Score - CLE33
Games Finished
1.George Zuverink - BAL40
2.Al Aber - DET28
Ike Delock - BOS28
4.Bobby Shantz - KC126
5.Don Mossi - CLE24
6.Tom Morgan - NYA23
Bob Chakales - WS123
Tom Gorman - KC123
9.Ray Narleski - CLE21
10.Ellis Kinder - CHA19
Complete Games
1.Bob Lemon - CLE21
Billy Pierce - CHA21
3.Frank Lary - DET20
4.Early Wynn - CLE18
Billy Hoeft - DET18
Whitey Ford - NYA18
7.Paul Foytack - DET16
Herb Score - CLE16
9.Chuck Stobbs - WS115
Tom Brewer - BOS15
Jack Harshman - CHA15
Saves
1.George Zuverink - BAL16
2.Tom Morgan - NYA11
Don Mossi - CLE11
4.Bobby Shantz - KC19
Ike Delock - BOS9
6.Al Aber - DET7
7.Tommy Byrne - NYA6
8.Bob Grim - NYA5
Tom Hurd - BOS5
Tom Sturdivant - NYA5
Shutouts
1.Herb Score - CLE5
2.Early Wynn - CLE4
Tom Brewer - BOS4
Mike Garcia - CLE4
Jack Harshman - CHA4
Billy Hoeft - DET4
7.Frank Lary - DET3
Dick Donovan - CHA3
Jim Wilson - CHA3
Johnny Kucks - NYA3
HR Allowed
1.Camilo Pascual - WS133
2.Art Ditmar - KC130
3.Chuck Stobbs - WS129
4.Steve Gromek - DET25
5.Paul Foytack - DET24
Billy Pierce - CHA24
7.Pedro Ramos - WS123
Tom Gorman - KC123
Bob Lemon - CLE23
10.Billy Hoeft - DET22
Dick Donovan - CHA22
Frank Sullivan - BOS22
Hits Allowed
1.Frank Lary - DET289
2.Billy Hoeft - DET276
3.Chuck Stobbs - WS1264
4.Billy Pierce - CHA261
5.Art Ditmar - KC1254
6.Frank Sullivan - BOS253
7.Early Wynn - CLE233
8.Bob Lemon - CLE230
9.Johnny Kucks - NYA223
10.Mike Garcia - CLE213
Walks
1.Paul Foytack - DET142
2.Herb Score - CLE129
3.Frank Lary - DET116
4.Bob Wiesler - WS1112
Tom Brewer - BOS112
6.Art Ditmar - KC1108
7.Billy Hoeft - DET104
8.Bob Turley - NYA103
9.Jack Harshman - CHA102
10.Billy Pierce - CHA100
Earned Runs
1.Art Ditmar - KC1125
2.Camilo Pascual - WS1123
3.Billy Hoeft - DET112
4.Frank Lary - DET103
5.Billy Pierce - CHA102
Paul Foytack - DET102
7.Johnny Kucks - NYA96
Chuck Stobbs - WS196
9.Dick Donovan - CHA95
Tom Brewer - BOS95
Losses
1.Art Ditmar - KC122
2.Camilo Pascual - WS118
3.Chuck Stobbs - WS115
4.Billy Hoeft - DET14
Bob Lemon - CLE14
6.Troy Herriage - KC113
Frank Lary - DET13
Paul Foytack - DET13
9.Mike Garcia - CLE12
Bob Wiesler - WS112
Bill Wight - BAL12
Jim Wilson - CHA12
Bob Porterfield - BOS12
Wild Pitches
1.Herb Score - CLE11
2.Paul Foytack - DET8
3.Jack Harshman - CHA7
Billy Hoeft - DET7
Camilo Pascual - WS17
Tommy Lasorda - KC17
7.Billy Pierce - CHA6
Willard Nixon - BOS6
Hal Griggs - WS16
Whitey Ford - NYA6
Hit Batters
1.Frank Lary - DET12
2.Johnny Kucks - NYA10
3.Steve Gromek - DET9
4.Willard Nixon - BOS8
Frank Sullivan - BOS8
6.Dave Sisler - BOS7
Dean Stone - WS17
Don Larsen - NYA7
Art Ditmar - KC17
10.Dick Donovan - CHA6
Troy Herriage - KC16
Duke Maas - DET6
Bob Lemon - CLE6
Jerry Staley - CHA6
Camilo Pascual - WS16
Virgil Trucks - DET6
Bill Wight - BAL6
Balks
1.Paul Foytack - DET3
2.Hank Aguirre - CLE2
Pedro Ramos - WS12
Jim Wilson - CHA2
5.George Zuverink - BAL1
Johnny Schmitz - BOS1
Bunky Stewart - WS11
Dean Stone - WS11
Frank Sullivan - BOS1
Bob Turley - NYA1
Bob Wiesler - WS11
Hal Brown - BAL1
Wally Burnette - KC11
Jim Derrington - CHA1
Dick Donovan - CHA1
Bob Feller - CLE1
Mike Fornieles - BAL1
Tom Gorman - KC11
Connie Grob - WS11
Bill Harrington - KC11
Gene Host - DET1
Connie Johnson - BAL1
Johnny Kucks - NYA1
Frank Lary - DET1
Billy Pierce - CHA1
Batters Faced
1.Frank Lary - DET1269
2.Billy Pierce - CHA1166
3.Early Wynn - CLE1144
4.Art Ditmar - KC11101
5.Paul Foytack - DET1098
6.Billy Hoeft - DET1094
7.Bob Lemon - CLE1074
8.Frank Sullivan - BOS1048
9.Tom Brewer - BOS1039
10.Chuck Stobbs - WS11026


Awards
Babe Ruth Award - Don Larsen
MVP - Mickey Mantle
Rookie of the Year - Luis Aparicio
Triple Crown - Mickey Mantle
TSN Pitcher of the Year - Billy Pierce

AL All Stars
Yogi Berra
Ray Boone
Tom Brewer
Whitey Ford
Nellie Fox
Al Kaline
George Kell
Johnny Kucks
Harvey Kuenn
Sherm Lollar
Mickey Mantle
Billy Martin
Charlie Maxwell
Gil McDougald
Ray Narleski
Billy Pierce
Jim Piersall
Vic Power
Herb Score
Roy Sievers
Harry Simpson
Frank Sullivan
Mickey Vernon
Ted Williams
Jim Wilson
Early Wynn

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