X-RAY FOR THE 1956 SEASON

October 07, 1956

For the final week of the season, X-Ray presents its usual weekly inside figures plus a selection of pertinent statistics for the fans to mull over during the hot stove league ahead

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TEAM PERFORMANCE

TEAM LEADERS

Batting

Season

This Week (9/24-9/30)

Homers Week

Season

Week

Homers Season

Runs Produced Season

Pitching Season

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Brooklyn

93-61

.604

..

5-2

.714

13

Gilliam

.300

Hodges

.450

Snider

43

Snider

170

Newcombe

27-7

Milwaukee

92-62

.597

1

2-2

.500

3

Aaron

.328

Aaron

.444

Adcock

38

Aaron

173

Buhl

18-8

Cincinnati

91-63

.591

2

2-1

.667

1

Kluszewski

.302

Temple

.364

Robinson

33

Robinson

167

Lawrence

19-10

St. Louis

76-78

.494

17

3-3

.500

1

Musial

.310

Dark

.286

Musial

27

Musial

166

Dickson

13-11

Philadelphia

71-83

.461

22

2-3

.400

3

Ashburn

.303

Ennis

.333

Lopata

32

Lopata

159

Haddix

13-8

New York

67-87

.435

26

3-1

.750

8

Schoendienst

.302

Brandt

.411

Mays

36

Mays

149

Antonelli

20-13

Pittsburgh

66-88

.429

27

1-5

.167

3

Virdon

.319

Thomas

.563

Long

27

Long

128

Friend

17-17

Chicago

60-94

.390

33

2-3

.400

2

Banks

.297

Baker

.368

Banks

28

Banks

139

Rush

13-10

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York

97-57

.630

..

2-4

.333

6

Mantle

.353

McDougald

.363

Mantle

52

Mantle

210

Ford

19-6

Cleveland

88-66

.571

9

3-2

.600

3

Smith

.274

Caffie

.421

Wertz

32

Smith

142

Score, Wynn

20-9

Chicago

85-69

.552

12

2-4

.333

8

Minoso

.316

Doby

.409

Doby

24

Minoso

174

Pierce

20-9

Boston

84-70

.545

13

4-1

.800

2

Williams

.345

Klaus

.333

Williams

24

Piersall

164

Brewer

19-9

Detroit

82-72

.532

15

4-2

.667

10

Kuenn

.332

Boone

.471

Maxwell

28

Kaline

197

Lary

21-13

Baltimore

69-85

.448

28

4-2

.667

2

Nieman

.320

Williams

.381

Triandos

21

Nieman

116

Moore

12-7

Washington

59-95

.333

38

1-4

.200

2

Runnels

.310

Lemon

.316

Sievers

29

Sievers

158

Stobbs

15-15

Kansas City

52-102

.338

4 5

2-3

.400

6

Power

.309

Skizas

.400

Simpson

21

Simpson

161

Ditmar

12-22

THE SEASON

BEST

WORST

Batting (NL)

Aaron, Mil, .328

Hoak, Chi, .215

Batting (AL)

Mantle, NY, .353

Miranda, Balt, .217

Home run hitters (NL)

Snider, Bkn, 43
(1 per 12½ AB)

Temple, Cin, 2
(1 per 315 AB)

Home run hitters (AL)

Mantle, NY, 52
(1 per 10 AB)

Miranda, Balt, 2
(1 per 230 AB)

Pitching (NL)

Newcombe, Bkn, 27-7

Hacker, Chi, 3-13

Pitching (AL)

Ford, NY, 19-6

Pascual, Wash, 5-18

ERA(NL)

Burdette, Mil, 2.71

Hacker. Chi, 4.66

ERA(AL)

Ford, NY, 2.47

Pascual, Wash, 5.86

Complete games (NL)

Roberts, Phil. 22
(in 37 starts)

Jeffcoat, Cin, 2
(in 16 starts)

Complete games (AL)

Pierce, Chi, 21
(in 33 starts)

Gorman, KC, 1
(in 12 starts)

Team HR(NL)

Cincinnati, 221

Pittsburgh, 110

Team HR(AL)

New York, 190

Baltimore, 91

MONTH BY MONTH WITH THE LEADERS

Apr-May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

Final

Batting (NL) Henry Aaron, Mil

.351

.256

.424

.271

.357

.328

Batting (AL) Mickey Mantle, NY

.414

.324

.349

.351

.270

.353

Home runs (NL) Duke Snider, Bkn

8

9

8

12

6

43

Home runs (AL) Mickey Mantle, NY

20

7

7

13

5

52

RBIs(NL) Stan Musial, St L

35

19

23

18

14

109

RBIs(AL) Mickey Mantle, NY

50

17

22

29

12

130

Pitching (NL) Don Newcombe, Bkn

7-3

2-2

6-0

7-1

5-1

27-7

Pitching (AL) Whitey Ford, NY

7-1

2-3

5-0

1-1

4-1

19-6

Won and lost (NL) Brooklyn

19-16

18-12

18-13

20-10

18-10

93-61

Won and lost (AL) New York

29-13

15-12

23-6

16-15

14-11

97-57

Home runs (NL) Cincinnati

66

34

41

50

30

221

Home runs (AL) New York

60

36

37

32

25

190

RUNS SCORED AND YIELDED

Av. Runs per Game

Opp. Runs per Game

Difference

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Milwaukee

4.57

3.67

+.90

Brooklyn

4.68

3.90

+.78

Cincinnati

5.00

4.25

+.75

St. Louis

4.35

4.47

-.12

Pittsburgh

3.75

4.16

-.41

Philadelphia

4.34

4.80

-.46

Chicago

3.81

4.51

-.70

New York

3.51

4.22

-.71

AMERICAN LEAGUE

New York

5.56

4.10

+1.46

Chicago

5.04

4.13

+.91

Cleveland

4.59

3.75

+.84

Detroit

5.09

4.51

+.58

Boston

5.03

4.85

+.18

Baltimore

3.71

4.57

-.86

Kansas City

4.02

5.40

-1.38

Washington

4.21

5.96

-1.75

PITCHER'S % OF CLUB VICTORIES

Top Pitcher

Pitcher's Wins

Club Wins

% of Wins

NATIONAL LEAGUE

NY

Antonelli

20

67

29.9

Bkn

Newcombe

27

93

29.0

Phil

Roberts

19

71

26.8

Pitt

Friend

17

66

25.8

Mil

Spahn

20

92

21.7

Chi

Rush

13

60

21.6

Cin

Lawrence

19

91

20.9

St L

Mizell

14

76

18.4

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Det

Lary

21

82

25.6

Wash

Stobbs

15

59

25.4

Chi

Pierce

20

85

23.5

KC

Ditmar

12

52

23.1

Clev

Lemon, Score, Wynn

20

88

22.7

Bos

Brewer

19

84

22.6

NY

Ford

19

97

19.6

Balt

Moore

12

69

17.4

RUNS PRODUCED

Runs Scored

Teammates Batted In

Total Runs Produced

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Aaron, Mil (.328)

106

67

173

Snider, Bkn (.292)

112

58

170

Robinson, Cin (.290)

122

45

167

Musial, St L (.310)

84

82

166

Boyer, St L (.306)

91

72

163

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Mantle, NY (.353)

132

78

210

Kaline, Det (.314)

96

101

197

Minoso, Chi (.316)

106

68

174

Kuenn, Det (.332)

96

76

172

Berra, NY (.298)

93

75

168

THE ROOKIES

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Batting

Robinson, Cin, .290

Aparicio, Chi, .266

Home runs

Robinson, Cin, 38

Colavito, Clev, 21

RBIs

Robinson, Cin, 83

Colavito, Clev, 65

Pitching

Phillips, Mil, 5-3

Sisler, Bos, 9-8

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)