1956 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1956 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Bill Rigney
Local television WPIX
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
Local radio WMCA
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney)
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The 1956 New York Giants season was the franchise's 74th season. The team finished in sixth place in the National League with a 67-87 record, 26 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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[edit]

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


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1956 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Foster Castleman 124 385 87 .226 14 45
LF Jackie Brandt 98 351 105 .299 11 47
CF Willie Mays 152 578 171 .296 36 84

Other batters[edit]

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
Dusty Rhodes 111 244 53 .217 8 33
Alvin Dark 48 206 52 .252 2 17
Whitey Lockman 48 169 46 .272 1 10
Ray Katt 37 101 23 .228 7 14
Ozzie Virgil 3 12 5 .417 0 2

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Johnny Antonelli 41 258.2 20 13 2.86 145
Rubén Gómez 40 196.1 7 17 4.58 76

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Hearn 30 129.1 5 11 3.97 66
Don Liddle 11 41.1 1 2 3.92 21
Ramón Monzant 4 13 1 0 4.15 11

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Hoyt Wilhelm 64 4 9 8 3.83 71
Marv Grissom 43 1 1 7 1.56 49
Dick Littlefield 31 4 4 2 4.08 65
Jim Constable 3 0 0 0 14.54 1

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Eddie Stanky
AA Dallas Eagles Texas League Red Davis
A Johnstown Johnnies Eastern League Andy Gilbert and Frank Genovese
A Albuquerque Dukes Western League Bob Swift
B Danville Leafs Carolina League Salty Parker
C Lake Charles Giants Evangeline League Mike McCormick
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Charlie Fox
D Cocoa Indians Florida State League Buddy Kerr
D Sandersville Giants Georgia State League Pete Pavlick
D Michigan City White Caps Midwest League Al Shinn
D Hastings Giants Nebraska State League Junior Thompson
D Muskogee Giants Sooner State League Richie Klaus

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Cocoa[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Roger McCardell at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ernie Broglio at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ray Katt at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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