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1956 Western League

1956 > Class A > League History
Overall: 558 games, 8 teams, approx. 139 games in season
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957
League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1955 / 1957

League Index / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Map of Teams / Other Years: 1955 / 1957

League Standings

Tm Aff W L W-L% GB
Amarillo Gold Sox 87 52 .626 --
Lincoln Chiefs PIT 84 54 .609 2.5
Des Moines Bruins CHC 72 67 .518 15
Topeka Hawks MLN 70 68 .507 16.5
Pueblo Dodgers BRO 68 70 .493 18.5
Colorado Springs Sky Sox CHW 66 72 .478 20.5
Albuquerque Dukes NYG 59 81 .421 28.5
Sioux City Soos STL 49 91 .350 38.5
This league's standings, if available, are based on full season team pitching records. Leagues may have have split season and postseason results that are not currently available.

League Batting

Tm Aff BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
Lincoln Chiefs PIT 24.2 6.62 141 5598 4772 934 1311 235 47 208 820 105 746 996 .275 .371 .474 .846 2264 88 55 25
Amarillo Gold Sox 27.8 6.54 139 5459 4706 909 1357 260 43 192 828 57 642 775 .288 .371 .484 .855 2279 106 72 39
Topeka Hawks MLN 24.6 5.84 138 5324 4668 806 1304 221 36 176 751 72 568 901 .279 .356 .455 .811 2125 99 63 25
Colorado Springs Sky Sox CHW 23.7 5.68 139 5401 4726 789 1338 245 37 140 701 43 587 819 .283 .360 .439 .799 2077 104 51 37
Des Moines Bruins CHC 25.5 5.62 139 5472 4700 781 1284 245 32 121 679 33 647 841 .273 .358 .416 .775 1956 89 84 41
Pueblo Dodgers BRO 23.7 5.54 138 5246 4616 764 1290 221 53 149 697 82 532 832 .279 .352 .447 .799 2064 83 67 31
Albuquerque Dukes NYG 25.2 5.24 142 5539 4631 744 1287 198 42 75 665 56 760 852 .278 .377 .387 .764 1794 95 106 42
Sioux City Soos STL 24.2 5.12 140 5346 4673 717 1228 213 24 144 643 39 577 848 .263 .342 .411 .753 1921 78 65 31
League Totals 24.9 5.77 1116 43385 37492 6444 10399 1838 314 1205 5784 487 5059 6864 .277 .361 .440 .801 16480 742 563 271

League Pitching

Tm Aff PitchAge R/G W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
Lincoln Chiefs PIT 24.7 5.26 84 54 .609 141 141 742
Des Moines Bruins CHC 23.9 5.41 72 67 .518 139 139 752
Topeka Hawks MLN 25.4 5.72 70 68 .507 138 138 789
Amarillo Gold Sox 27.4 5.85 87 52 .626 139 139 813
Colorado Springs Sky Sox CHW 23.1 5.86 66 72 .478 139 139 815
Pueblo Dodgers BRO 23.2 5.94 68 70 .493 138 138 820
Albuquerque Dukes NYG 25.4 6.07 59 81 .421 142 142 862
Sioux City Soos STL 23.2 6.08 49 91 .350 140 140 851
League Totals 24.6 5.77 555 555 .500 1116 1116 6444

League Fielding

Tm Aff G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance Managers
Des Moines Bruins CHC 139 3573 1479 184 140 .965 19 n/a
Lincoln Chiefs PIT 141 3655 1506 193 149 .964 21 Larry Shepard
Pueblo Dodgers BRO 138 3524 1330 190 125 .962 31 Ray Hathaway
Colorado Springs Sky Sox CHW 139 3567 1416 207 110 .960 27 Jack Conway
Topeka Hawks MLN 138 3571 1351 209 113 .959 20 Bud Bates
Albuquerque Dukes NYG 142 3599 1519 236 136 .956 24 Bob Swift
Sioux City Soos STL 140 3526 1474 229 113 .956 29 Harold Olt and Bob Clear
Amarillo Gold Sox 139 3569 1430 234 123 .955 23 Chuck Stevens
League Totals 1116 28584 11505 1682 1009 .960 194