More 1956 Baseball Season Highlights
- 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).
- Rookie Frank Robinson tops the National League in runs (122).
- 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 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.
- Connie Mack dies at age 93.
- 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.
- Stan Musial leads the National League in RBI (109).
- 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.
- Robin Roberts again leads the majors in CGs (22).
- 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.
- Ted Williams leads the major league in OBP (.479).
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