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1956 Baseball Season


More 1956 Baseball Season Highlights

Check out more 1956 baseball season highlights below, including the stats of top players like Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider:

  • Sal Maglie of Brooklyn no-hits the Phils on Sept. 25.
  • Maglie is released by Cleveland, signs with Brooklyn, and is voted National League MVP runner-up.
  • The Braves lead the National League race by 1 game with three to play, but drop two of three while the Dodgers win three straight.
  • Hank Aaron tops the National League in hits (200), doubles (34), and runs produced (172).
  • Duke Snider tops the National League in homers (43), SA (.598), OBP (.402), and walks (99).
  • Mickey Mantle leads in runs (132), runs produced (210), SA (.705), and total bases (376).
  • Herb Score wins 20 for Cleveland, tops the majors in Ks (263), and the American League in shutouts (five).
  • Cleveland once again has three 20-game winners, but finishes second to New York.
  • White Sox Luis Aparicio tops the American League in thefts (21), and is the 1956 American League Rookie of the Year.
  • Robinson is the National League Rookie Of The Year.
  • Whitey Ford leads the American League in win pct. (.760) and ERA (2.47).
  • The Hall of Fame inducts Hank Greenberg and Joe Cronin.

    Red Schoendienst was selected to ten All-Star teams.
    Red Schoendienst was the
    Cards' second baseman
    for more than a decade.

  • Al Lopez leaves as Cleveland’s manager and is hired by the White Sox.
  • The Phils swap Del Ennis to the Cards for Rip Repulski and Bobby Morgan.
  • The Giants send Al Dark and three other players to the Cards for Red Schoendienst, Jackie Brandt, and three others.
  • Kansas City trades Eddie Robinson and three other players to Detroit for Virgil Trucks, Ned Garver, and two others.
  • Kansas City rookie Troy Herriage goes 1-13 with a 6.64 ERA in his only major league season.
  • KC’s Al Ditmar leads the majors with 22 losses.
  • The Orioles bonus baby Tom Gastall perishes at sea in a private plane crash.
  • Johnny Podres misses the season when he’s inducted into the Navy.
  • Washington’s Eddie Yost leads the majors in walks with a whopping 151.
  • Washington’s Jim Lemon sets a major league record for batter Ks with 138.
  • Detroit’s Harvey Kuenn leads the American League in hits with 196.
  • Boston’s Jimmy Piersall leads the majors with 40 doubles.
  • Detroit’s Frank Lary leads the American League in wins (21) and innings (294).
  • Billy Hoeft joins Frank Lary to give Detroit two 20-game winners.
  • Clem Labine leads the major league in saves with 19.
  • Cubs pitcher Sam Jones again leads the National League in whiffs (176).
  • Milwaukee’s Lew Burdette tops the National League in ERA at 2.71.
  • Detroit manager Bucky Harris retires after 29 years as a major league helmsman.

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