1956 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1956 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) Roy Hamey
Manager(s) Mayo Smith
Local television WRCV
WFIL
Local radio WIP
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Gene Kelly)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Dodgers 93 61 0.604 52–25 41–36
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 1 47–29 45–33
Cincinnati Redlegs 91 63 0.591 2 51–26 40–37
St. Louis Cardinals 76 78 0.494 17 43–34 33–44
Philadelphia Phillies 71 83 0.461 22 40–37 31–46
New York Giants 67 87 0.435 26 37–40 30–47
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 88 0.429 27 35–43 31–45
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 33 39–38 21–56


Record vs. opponents

1956 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 16–6 11–11 10–12 14–8 13–9 13–9 16–6
Chicago 6–16 6–16–1 9–13 7–15 13–9 10–12–1 9–13–1
Cincinnati 11–11 16–6–1 9–13 14–8 11–11 17–5 13–9
Milwaukee 12–10 13–9 13–9 17–5 10–12 14–8–1 13–9
New York 8–14 15–7 8–14 5–17 11–11 13–9 7–15
Philadelphia 9–13 9–13 11–11 12–10 11–11 7–15 12–10
Pittsburgh 9–13 12–10–1 5–17 8–14–1 9–13 15–7 8–14–1
St. Louis 6–16 13–9–1 9–13 9–13 15–7 10–12 14–8–1


Notable transactions

Roster

1956 Philadelphia Phillies
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
3B Jones, WillieWillie Jones 149 520 144 .277 17 78

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
Greengrass, JimJim Greengrass 86 215 44 .205 5 25
Hemus, SollySolly Hemus 78 187 54 .289 5 24
Smalley, RoyRoy Smalley 65 168 38 .226 0 16
Baumholtz, FrankFrank Baumholtz 78 100 27 .270 0 9
Morgan, BobbyBobby Morgan 8 25 5 .200 0 1
Westlake, WallyWally Westlake 5 4 0 .000 0 0

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
Haddix, HarveyHarvey Haddix 31 206.2 12 8 3.48 154
Dickson, MurryMurry Dickson 3 23 0 3 5.09 1
Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell 1 4.1 0 1 12.46 0

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
Flowers, BenBen Flowers 32 0 2 0 5.71 22
LiPetri, AngeloAngelo LiPetri 6 0 0 0 3.27 8

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Miami Marlins International League Don Osborn
A Schenectady Blue Jays Eastern League Dick Carter
B Wilson Tobs Carolina League Charlie Gassaway
C Bakersfield Boosters California League Art Lilly and Dick Wilson
C Salt Lake City Bees Pioneer League Frank Lucchesi
D Tifton Phillies Georgia–Florida League Wes Griffin and Eddie Miller
D Mattoon Phillies Midwest League Benny Zientara
D Olean Oilers PONY League Paul Owens

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Schenectady[7]

Notes

  1. Peanuts Lowrey at Baseball Reference
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wally Westlake at Baseball Reference
  3. Frank Baumholtz at Baseball Reference
  4. Solly Hemus at Baseball Reference
  5. Art Mahaffey at Baseball Reference
  6. Bob Lipski at Baseball Reference
  7. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References