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1956 National League Awards, All-Stars and Other Leaders

League Awards

Batting stats are G BA/OBP/SLG Pitching stats are W-L ERA, SO.

Award-Winners Complete Voting Results

Most Valuable Player Award

Don Newcombe (ML)
BRO 27-7, 3.06, 139 SO

Cy Young Award

Don Newcombe (ML)
BRO 27-7, 3.06, 139 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

Frank Robinson (ML)
CIN 152 G .290/.379/.558
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Hank Aaron
MLN 153 G .328/.365/.558
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Lew Burdette (ML)
MLN 19-10 (1 SV), 2.70, 110 SO

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Don Newcombe (ML)
BRO 27-7, 3.06, 139 SO

(ML) - Award for both leagues

League All-Stars

All Star Directory · (* - indicates they played)
Box Score and Play-by-Play

Starters
P. Bob Friend (PIT)
C. Ed Bailey (CIN)
1B. Dale Long (PIT)
2B. Johnny Temple (CIN)
3B. Ken Boyer (STL)
SS. Roy McMillan (CIN)
LF. Frank Robinson (CIN)
CF. Gus Bell (CIN)
RF. Stan Musial (STL)

 
Hank Aaron* (MLN)
Johnny Antonelli* (NYG)
Ernie Banks (CHC)
Roy Campanella* (BRO)
Del Crandall (MLN)
Jim Gilliam (BRO)
Ted Kluszewski* (CIN)
Clem Labine (BRO)
Brooks Lawrence (CIN)
 
Stan Lopata (PHI)
Eddie Mathews (MLN)
Willie Mays* (NYG)
Joe Nuxhall (CIN)
Rip Repulski* (STL)
Robin Roberts (PHI)
Duke Snider* (BRO)
Warren Spahn* (MLN)

NL Other Leaders

Glossary · Hold mouse over statistic name to see description

For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1954, so all leaders are since 1954. Explanation of min. requirements