1956 Boston Red Sox season

1956 Boston Red Sox season

The 1956 Boston Red Sox season involved the Red Sox finishing 4th in the American League with a record of 84 wins and 70 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

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

Opening Day lineup

10 Billy Goodman 2B
11 Frank Malzone 3B
  9 Ted Williams LF
  4 Jackie Jensen RF
  6 Mickey Vernon 1B
37 Jimmy Piersall CF
24 Don Buddin SS
22 Sammy White C
18 Frank Sullivan     P

Roster

1956 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
1B Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 119 403 125 .310 15 84

Other batters

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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Porterfield, BobBob Porterfield 25 126 3 12 5.14 53

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Baumann, FrankFrank Baumann 7 2 1 0 3.28 18

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open San Francisco Seals Pacific Coast League Eddie Joost and Joe Gordon
AA Oklahoma City Indians Texas League Rudy Laskowski, Ray Cash and Jodie Beeler
A Albany Senators Eastern League Sheriff Robinson
B Greensboro Patriots Carolina League Eddie Popowski
C San Jose JoSox California League Dick Whitman
D Lafayette Red Sox Midwest League Len Okrie
D Lexington Red Sox Nebraska State League Danny Doyle
D Corning Red Sox PONY League Elmer Yoter

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Notes

References

  • 1956 Boston Red Sox team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1956 Boston Red Sox season at baseball-almanac.com