1956 Cincinnati Redlegs Season

The 1956 Cincinnati Redlegs season consisted of the Redlegs finishing in third place in the National League with a record of 91-63, two games behind the NL Champion Brooklyn Dodgers. The Redlegs were managed by Birdie Tebbetts and played their home games at Crosley Field.

Offseason

Regular season

The Reds were in first place at mid-season and stayed in the pennant race until the last day of the season, ending up with a 91-63 record, two games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.[4] For his efforts, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted Birdie Tebbetts as the 1956 Manager of the Year.[5]

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 93 61 -- .604
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 1 .597
Cincinnati Redlegs 91 63 2 .591
St. Louis Cardinals 76 78 17 .494
Philadelphia Phillies 71 83 22 .461
New York Giants 67 87 26 .435
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 88 27 .429
Chicago Cubs 60 94 33 .390

Notable transactions

Roster

1956 Cincinnati Redlegs
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

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
Frazier, JoeJoe Frazier 10 17 4 .235 1 2

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

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
Lawrence, BrooksBrooks Lawrence 49 218.2 19 10 3.99 96
Jeffcoat, HalHal Jeffcoat 38 171 8 2 3.84 55
Acker, TomTom Acker 29 83.2 4 3 2.37 54

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
Black, JoeJoe Black 32 3 2 2 4.52 27
Kennedy, BillBill Kennedy 1 0 0 0 18.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Luke Sewell and Bill Brenner
AAA Havana Sugar Kings International League Reggie Otero and Nap Reyes
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Ernie White
A Savannah Redlegs Sally League Jimmy Brown
B High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms Carolina League Bert Haas
B Clovis Pioneers Southwestern League Frank Benites, Glenn McQuillen
and Roy Parker
C Yuma Sun Sox Arizona-Mexico League Whitey Wietelmann and Bill Harris
C Wausau Lumberjacks Northern League John Streza
D West Palm Beach Sun Chiefs Florida State League Walt Novick
D Douglas Reds Georgia State League Johnny Vander Meer
D Moultrie Reds Georgia-Florida League Bob Wellman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Douglas[7]

References

External links

  • 1956 Cincinnati Redlegs season at Baseball Reference