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1956 National League Most Valuable Player Award

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The winner of the 1956 National League Most Valuable Player Award was Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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† indicates playoff team
Player Team Points Points Share (Max Points) First Votes AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP H HR BB SO ERA
Don Newcombe Brooklyn Dodgers 223 0.664 (336) 8 111 13 26 2 16 1 12 18 0.234 0.312 0.342 27 - 7 0 268.0 219 33 46 139 3.06
Sal Maglie Brooklyn Dodgers 183 0.545 (336) 4 70 1 9 0 2 0 1 29 0.129 0.141 0.129 13 - 5 0 191.0 154 21 52 108 2.87
Sal Maglie Cleveland Indians 183 0.545 (336) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -.--- -.--- -.--- 0 - 0 0 5.0 6 1 2 2 3.60
Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 146 0.435 (336) 0 609 106 200 26 92 2 37 54 0.328 0.365 0.558 Did not pitch
Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves 126 0.375 (336) 1 105 8 22 3 10 1 4 32 0.210 0.239 0.324 20 - 11 3 281.1 249 25 52 128 2.78
Jim Gilliam Brooklyn Dodgers 103 0.307 (336) 4 594 102 178 6 43 21 95 39 0.300 0.399 0.396 Did not pitch
Roy McMillan Cincinnati Redlegs 96 0.286 (336) 3 479 51 126 3 62 4 76 54 0.263 0.366 0.344 Did not pitch
Frank Robinson Cincinnati Redlegs 79 0.235 (336) 0 572 122 166 38 83 8 64 95 0.290 0.379 0.558 Did not pitch
Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers 71 0.211 (336) 3 572 85 147 9 46 13 56 69 0.257 0.322 0.344 Did not pitch
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 62 0.185 (336) 0 594 87 184 27 109 2 75 39 0.310 0.386 0.522 Did not pitch
Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers 55 0.164 (336) 1 542 112 158 43 101 3 99 101 0.292 0.399 0.598 Did not pitch
Joe Adcock Milwaukee Braves 54 0.161 (336) 0 454 76 132 38 103 1 32 86 0.291 0.337 0.597 Did not pitch
Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates 38 0.113 (336) 0 97 7 16 1 8 0 1 19 0.165 0.173 0.216 17 - 17 3 314.1 310 25 85 166 3.46
Hersh Freeman Cincinnati Redlegs 25 0.074 (336) 0 18 0 1 0 2 0 3 4 0.056 0.190 0.111 14 - 5 18 108.2 112 2 34 50 3.40
Johnny Antonelli New York Giants 18 0.054 (336) 0 89 7 14 3 4 0 2 26 0.157 0.176 0.292 20 - 13 1 258.1 225 20 75 145 2.86
Ted Kluszewski Cincinnati Redlegs 18 0.054 (336) 0 517 91 156 35 102 1 49 31 0.302 0.362 0.536 Did not pitch
Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers 17 0.051 (336) 0 357 61 98 10 43 12 60 32 0.275 0.382 0.412 Did not pitch
Willie Mays New York Giants 14 0.042 (336) 0 578 101 171 36 84 40 68 65 0.296 0.369 0.557 Did not pitch
Bill Virdon St. Louis Cardinals 13 0.039 (336) 0 71 10 15 2 9 0 5 8 0.211 0.269 0.324 Did not pitch
Bill Virdon Pittsburgh Pirates 13 0.039 (336) 0 509 67 170 8 37 6 33 63 0.334 0.374 0.462 Did not pitch
Ed Bailey Cincinnati Redlegs 13 0.039 (336) 0 383 59 115 28 75 2 52 50 0.300 0.385 0.551 Did not pitch
Stan Lopata Philadelphia Phillies 11 0.033 (336) 0 535 96 143 32 95 5 75 93 0.267 0.353 0.535 Did not pitch
Carl Furillo Brooklyn Dodgers 9 0.027 (336) 0 523 66 151 21 83 1 57 41 0.289 0.357 0.467 Did not pitch
Lew Burdette Milwaukee Braves 8 0.024 (336) 0 86 9 16 0 8 0 2 16 0.186 0.209 0.198 19 - 10 1 256.1 234 22 52 110 2.70
Bob Buhl Milwaukee Braves 7 0.021 (336) 0 73 1 7 0 3 0 1 34 0.096 0.108 0.123 18 - 8 0 216.2 190 18 105 86 3.32
Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 7 0.021 (336) 0 100 8 20 1 8 0 6 13 0.200 0.248 0.270 19 - 18 3 297.1 328 46 40 157 4.45
Brooks Lawrence Cincinnati Redlegs 6 0.018 (336) 0 70 4 11 0 4 0 2 28 0.157 0.187 0.214 19 - 10 0 218.2 210 26 71 96 3.99
Dale Long Pittsburgh Pirates 4 0.012 (336) 0 517 64 136 27 91 1 54 85 0.263 0.326 0.485 Did not pitch
Wally Moon St. Louis Cardinals 3 0.009 (336) 0 540 86 161 16 68 12 80 50 0.298 0.390 0.469 Did not pitch
Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 2 0.006 (336) 0 595 91 182 26 98 8 38 65 0.306 0.347 0.494 Did not pitch
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs 2 0.006 (336) 0 538 82 160 28 85 6 52 62 0.297 0.358 0.530 Did not pitch
Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers 1 0.003 (336) 0 23 0 2 0 1 0 1 14 0.087 0.160 0.087 10 - 6 19 115.2 111 11 39 75 3.35
Richie Ashburn Philadelphia Phillies 1 0.003 (336) 0 628 94 190 3 50 10 79 45 0.303 0.384 0.384 Did not pitch
Johnny Logan Milwaukee Braves 1 0.003 (336) 0 545 69 153 15 46 3 46 49 0.281 0.340 0.431 Did not pitch
Preceded by
1955
Most Valuable Player Award
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1956
Succeeded by
1957
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