1956 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1956 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath (majority shareholder); Bing Crosby, Thomas Johnson, Branch Rickey (minority shareholders)
General manager(s) Joe L. Brown
Manager(s) Bobby Bragan
Local television none
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Dick Bingham
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The 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 75th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise, the 70th in the National League. The Pirates finished seventh in the league standings with a record of 66–88.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 9361 0.604 52–25 41–36
Milwaukee Braves 9262 0.597 1 47–29 45–33
Cincinnati Redlegs 9163 0.591 2 51–26 40–37
St. Louis Cardinals 7678 0.494 17 43–34 33–44
Philadelphia Phillies 7183 0.461 22 40–37 31–46
New York Giants 6787 0.435 26 37–40 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 6688 0.429 27 35–43 31–45
Chicago Cubs 6094 0.390 33 39–38 21–56

Record vs. opponents

1956 National League Records

Sources:
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 16–611–1110–1214–813–913–916–6
Chicago 6–166–16–19–137–1513–910–12–19–13–1
Cincinnati 11–1116–6–19–1314–811–1117–513–9
Milwaukee 12–1013–913–917–510–1214–8–113–9
New York 8–1415–78–145–1711–1113–97–15
Philadelphia 9–139–1311–1112–1011–117–1512–10
Pittsburgh 9–1312–10–15–178–14–19–1315–78–14–1
St. Louis 6–1613–9–19–139–1315–710–1214–8–1

Game log

1956 Game Log: 66–88 (Home: 35–43; Away: 31–45)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Notable transactions

Roster

1956 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
3BFrank Thomas157588166.2822580
CFBill Virdon133509170.334837

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
Bobby Del Greco14204.20023
Toby Atwell12182.11103

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
Dick Littlefield612.2004.2610

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
Roy Face68121363.5296
Luis Arroyo183304.7117
Red Swanson900010.035
Lino Donoso30000.001

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open Hollywood Stars Pacific Coast League Clay Hopper
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Andy Cohen
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League John Fitzpatrick
A Lincoln Chiefs Western League Larry Shepard
B Waco Pirates Big State League Monty Basgall
B Kinston Eagles Carolina League Jack Paepke and Tex Taylor
C Douglas Copper Kings Arizona–Mexico League Jerry Gardner
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Al Kubski
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Buck Elliott
D Dublin Irish Georgia State League Robert Clark, Wilbur Caldwell and Wayne Wallace
D Brunswick Pirates Georgia–Florida League Frank Oceak
D Clinton Pirates Midwest League Stan Wentzel

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Lincoln

Notes

  1. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. Bill Virdon at Baseball Reference
  3. Dick Rand at Baseball Reference

References

  • 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Reference
  • 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 
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