1956 Season News

Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees wins the Triple Crown with 52 Homeruns, 130 RBIs and a batting average of .353

Boston lefthander Mel Parnell tossed a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on July 14th. The 4-0 triumph was the first "no-no" for the Red Sox since 1923. Unfortunately Parnell went on to a mediocre 4-4 record before tearing a muscle in his pitching arm that ultimately ended his career as Boston's winningest lefty.

Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitches the only perfect game in World Series history in Game 5 against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Dale Long of the Pittsburgh Pirates connected against the Brooklyn Dodgers' Carl Erskine at Forbes Field on May 28th for his eighth home run in as many games. His consecutive record for round trippers would stand for thirty-one years until New York Yankee Don Mattingly finally equaled it in 1987.
1956 American League
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 97-57 -
Cleveland Indians 88-66 9.0
Chicago White Sox 85-69 12.0
Boston Red Sox 84-70 13.0
Detroit Tigers 82-72 15.0
Baltimore Orioles 69-85 28.0
Washington Senators 59-95 38.0
Kansas City Athletics 52-102 45.0
1956 National League
Team Record GB
Brooklyn Dodgers 93-61 -
Milwaukee Braves 92-62 1.0
Cincinnati Redlegs 91-63 2.0
St. Louis Cardinals 76-78 17.0
Philadelphia Phillies 71-73 22.0
New York Giants 67-87 26.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 66-88 27.0
Chicago Cubs 60-94 33.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Yankees 97 57 0.630 857 5.56 631 4.10 190 114 0.270 0.346 0.434 3.63 652 732 0.977 214
Cleveland Indians 88 66 0.571 712 4.62 581 3.77 153 116 0.244 0.332 0.381 3.32 564 845 0.978 130
Chicago White Sox 85 69 0.552 776 5.04 634 4.12 128 118 0.267 0.344 0.397 3.73 524 722 0.979 160
Boston Red Sox 84 70 0.545 780 5.06 751 4.88 139 130 0.275 0.362 0.419 4.17 668 712 0.972 168
Detroit Tigers 82 72 0.532 789 5.12 699 4.54 150 140 0.279 0.356 0.420 4.06 655 788 0.976 151
Baltimore Orioles 69 85 0.448 571 3.71 705 4.58 91 99 0.244 0.319 0.350 4.20 547 715 0.977 142
Washington Senators 59 95 0.383 652 4.23 924 6.00 112 171 0.250 0.338 0.377 5.33 730 663 0.972 173
Kansas City Athletics 52 102 0.338 619 4.02 831 5.40 112 187 0.252 0.315 0.370 4.86 679 636 0.973 187
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Brooklyn Dodgers 93 61 0.604 720 4.68 601 3.90 179 171 0.258 0.342 0.419 3.57 441 772 0.981 149
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 0.597 709 4.60 569 3.69 177 133 0.259 0.323 0.423 3.11 467 639 0.979 159
Cincinnati Redlegs 91 63 0.591 775 5.03 658 4.27 221 141 0.266 0.332 0.441 3.85 458 653 0.981 147
St. Louis Cardinals 76 78 0.494 678 4.40 698 4.53 124 155 0.268 0.331 0.399 3.97 546 709 0.978 172
Philadelphia Phillies 71 83 0.461 668 4.34 738 4.79 121 172 0.252 0.328 0.381 4.2 437 750 0.975 140
New York Giants 67 87 0.435 540 3.51 650 4.22 145 144 0.244 0.299 0.382 3.78 551 765 0.976 143
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 88 0.429 588 3.82 653 4.24 110 142 0.257 0.307 0.380 3.74 469 662 0.973 140
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 597 3.88 708 4.60 142 161 0.244 0.303 0.382 3.96 613 744 0.976 141