1956 MLB season (Jayverse)

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The 1956 MLB Season is the 56th Season for Major League Baseball

Rookie Draft Results

Gene Bacque (SP) - Detroit Tigers

George Banks (2B) - New York Yankees

Reno Bertoia (2B) - Detroit Tigers

Billy Cowan (RF) - Chicago Cubs

Kazuhisa Inao (SP) - Baltimore Orioles

Mack Jones (CF) - Milwaukee Brewers

Bob Locker (RP) - Chicago White Sox

Gaylord Perry (SP) - San Francisco Seals

Frank Robinson (CF) - Cincinnati Reds

Tetsuya Yoneda (RP) - Chicago White Sox

Max Alvis (3B) - Cleveland Buckeyes

Dave Baldwin (RP) - Brooklyn Dodgers

Billy Bryan (C) - Kansas City Monarchs

Bob Heffnner (RP) - Boston Red Sox

Final Standings

AL East: New York Yankees (101-65), Boston Red Sox (94-72), Detroit Tigers (86-80), Philadelphia Athletics (84-82), Cleveland Buckeyes (78-88), Baltimore Orioles (74-92)

AL West: San Francisco Seals (102-64), Chicago White Sox (101-65), Kansas City Monarchs (83-83), Dallas Rangers (73-93), Seattle Rainiers (66-100), Los Angeles Angels (54-112)

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies (93-73), New York Giants (90-76), Atlanta Braves (90-76), Pittsburgh PIrates (85-81), Brooklyn Dodgers (78-88), Washington Nationals (53-113)

NL West: Chicago Cubs (98-68), Cincinnati Reds (94-72), St. Louis Cardinals (93-73), Minnesota Twins (90-76), Milwaukee Brewers (74-92), Los Angeles Knights (58-108)

ALCS: NY Yankees def. San Francisco 4-3

NLCS: Philadelphia def. Chicago Cubs 4-1

WS: NY Yankees def. Philadelphia 4-3

League Leaders

Batting Average - Dick Groat (Minnesota) .362

Home Runs - Carlos Pascual (Cleveland) 46

RBI - Bob Lennon (NY Yankees) 151

Stolen Bases - Richie Ashburn (Philadelphia) 31

OBP + Slugging % - Mickey Mantle (Boston) 1.064

ERA - Early Wynn (Cincinnati) 2.70

Wins - Bill FIscher (Cincinnati) & Early Wynn (Cincinnati) 23

Strikeouts - Ed Albrrecht (Chicago Cubs) 273