1956 Major League Baseball Season
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1956 Major League Baseball Season

1956 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 17 - October 10, 1956
Number of games154
Number of teams16
TV partner(s)NBC, CBS
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Mickey Mantle (NYY)
NL: Don Newcombe (BKN)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsBrooklyn Dodgers
  NL runners-upMilwaukee Braves
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upBrooklyn Dodgers
World Series MVPDon Larsen (NYY)
MLB seasons

The 1956 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 17 to October 10, 1956, featuring eight teams in the National League and eight teams in the American League. The 1956 World Series was a rematch of the previous year's series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The series is notable for Yankees pitcher Don Larsen's perfect game in Game 5.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 4
  NL Brooklyn Dodgers 3

Awards and honors

1956 Award Winners
  American League National League
Award Player Position Team Player Position Team
Triple Crown Mickey Mantle CF NYY None
Most Valuable Player Mickey Mantle CF NYY Don Newcombe P BKN
Cy Young Award None Don Newcombe P BKN
Rookie of the Year Luis Aparicio SS CHW Frank Robinson LF CIN

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Mickey Mantle, NYY .353 Hank Aaron, MIL .328
HR Mickey Mantle, NYY 52 Duke Snider, BKN 43
RBI Mickey Mantle, NYY 130 Stan Musial, STL 109
SB Luis Aparicio, CHW 21 Willie Mays, NYG 40
Wins Frank Lary, DET 21 Don Newcombe, BKN 27
ERA Whitey Ford, NYY 2.47 Lew Burdette, MIL 2.70
SO Herb Score, CLE 263 Sam Jones, CHC 176

Feats

Triple Crown

Milestones

  • On April 18, 1956, umpire Ed Rommel was the first umpire to wear glasses in a Major League game. The game was played between the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators.[1]

Managers

American League

National League

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Milwaukee Braves[2] 92 8.2% 2,046,331 2.0% 26,576
New York Yankees[3] 97 1.0% 1,491,784 0.1% 19,374
Brooklyn Dodgers[4] 93 -5.1% 1,213,562 17.4% 15,761
Boston Red Sox[5] 84 0.0% 1,137,158 -5.5% 14,579
Cincinnati Redlegs[6] 91 21.3% 1,125,928 62.3% 14,622
Detroit Tigers[7] 82 3.8% 1,051,182 -11.1% 13,477
St. Louis Cardinals[8] 76 11.8% 1,029,773 21.3% 13,202
Kansas City Athletics[9] 52 -17.5% 1,015,154 -27.1% 13,184
Chicago White Sox[10] 85 -6.6% 1,000,090 -14.9% 12,988
Pittsburgh Pirates[11] 66 10.0% 949,878 102.4% 12,178
Philadelphia Phillies[12] 71 -7.8% 934,798 1.3% 12,140
Baltimore Orioles[13] 69 21.1% 901,201 5.8% 11,704
Cleveland Indians[14] 88 -5.4% 865,467 -29.2% 11,240
Chicago Cubs[15] 60 -16.7% 720,118 -17.8% 9,001
New York Giants[16] 67 -16.3% 629,179 -23.7% 8,171
Washington Senators[17] 59 11.3% 431,647 1.5% 5,606

Notable events

July-September

October-December

  • December 6-8 - Major League owners meet in Chicago. Cleveland general manager and minority-owner Hank Greenberg proposed implementing limited Interleague play beginning in 1958. Under Greenberg's proposal, each team would continue to play 154-games in the season, 126 of which would be within the league, and 28 against the eight clubs. The interleague games would all be played during a period immediately following the All-Star Game. The proposal was not adopted.[19]

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.43, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "Left on Base - Team Records in a Game". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 2012.
  19. ^ Drebinger, John (December 6, 1956). "Player limit, Interleague Games Top Issues on Majors' Agenda". New York Times. Retrieved 2009.

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