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1956 Cincinnati Redlegs

1956 > Class Major League > 1956 National League
Overall: 91-63
Scored 775 runs, Allowed 658 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-66

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Birdie Tebbetts
Represented: Cincinnati, OH
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Tom Acker 26 29 22 19 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 12 .053 .182 .053 .234 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Ed Bailey* 25 118 446 383 59 115 8 2 28 75 2 0 52 50 .300 .385 .551 .936 211 7 3 4 4 11
3 Bobby Balcena 30 7 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Matt Batts 34 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Gus Bell* 27 150 666 603 82 176 31 4 29 84 6 2 50 66 .292 .347 .501 .848 302 10 3 7 3 4
6 Joe Black 32 34 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
7 Rocky Bridges 28 71 23 19 9 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 3 .211 .348 .211 .558 4 0 0 0 0 0
8 Smoky Burgess* 29 90 258 229 28 63 10 0 12 39 0 1 26 18 .275 .346 .476 .822 109 5 0 1 2 4
9 George Crowe* 35 77 157 144 22 36 2 1 10 23 0 0 11 28 .250 .312 .486 .798 70 1 2 0 0 1
10 Jim Dyck 34 18 15 11 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .091 .286 .091 .377 1 1 0 1 0 0
11 Bruce Edwards 32 7 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Curt Flood 18 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Art Fowler 33 45 60 48 1 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 5 11 .146 .236 .167 .403 8 1 1 5 1 0
14 Hersh Freeman 27 64 21 18 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 .056 .190 .111 .302 2 0 0 0 0 0
15 Don Gross* 25 19 21 19 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 .105 .190 .105 .296 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 Ray Jablonski 29 130 458 407 42 104 25 1 15 66 2 4 37 57 .256 .324 .432 .756 176 14 7 1 6 6
17 Larry Jansen 35 8 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .083 .000 .083 0 1 0 0 0 0
18 Hal Jeffcoat 31 49 60 54 5 8 2 0 0 5 0 1 3 20 .148 .193 .185 .378 10 1 0 3 0 0
19 Johnny Klippstein 28 37 82 71 4 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 19 .099 .135 .099 .234 7 1 0 8 0 0
20 Ted Kluszewski* 31 138 574 517 91 156 14 1 35 102 1 0 49 31 .302 .362 .536 .898 277 11 3 0 5 22
21 Brooks Lawrence 31 49 81 70 4 11 2 1 0 4 0 0 2 28 .157 .187 .214 .401 15 2 1 6 2 0
22 Roy McMillan 26 150 574 479 51 126 16 7 3 62 4 3 76 54 .263 .366 .344 .710 165 14 5 8 6 9
23 Joe Nuxhall* 27 44 68 59 6 11 2 1 2 7 0 0 4 15 .186 .234 .356 .590 21 1 0 4 1 0
24 Stan Palys 26 40 60 53 5 12 0 0 2 5 0 0 6 13 .226 .300 .340 .640 18 0 0 0 1 0
25 Wally Post 26 143 586 539 94 134 25 3 36 83 6 0 37 124 .249 .301 .506 .807 273 10 4 4 2 2
26 Frank Robinson 20 152 668 572 122 166 27 6 38 83 8 4 64 95 .290 .379 .558 .936 319 14 20 8 4 7
27 Pat Scantlebury* 38 8 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Art Schult 28 5 8 7 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 .429 .500 .429 .929 3 0 0 0 0 0
29 Johnny Temple 28 154 712 632 88 180 18 3 2 41 14 4 58 40 .285 .344 .332 .676 210 12 1 17 4 0
30 Bob Thurman* 39 80 150 139 25 41 5 2 8 22 0 0 10 14 .295 .340 .532 .872 74 3 0 0 1 2
30 Players 27.6 155 6003 5291 775 1406 201 32 221 734 45 22 528 760 .266 .336 .441 .777 2334 112 51 90 43 69
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Tom Acker 26 4 3 .571 2.37 29 7 3 1 1 1 83.2 60 23 22 7 29 1 54 2 0 0 338 1.064 6.5 0.8 3.1 5.8 1.86
2 Joe Black 32 3 2 .600 4.52 32 0 11 0 0 2 61.2 61 31 31 11 25 3 27 0 0 0 264 1.395 8.9 1.6 3.6 3.9 1.08
3 Art Fowler 33 11 11 .500 4.05 45 23 9 8 0 1 177.2 191 92 80 15 35 3 86 0 0 2 738 1.272 9.7 0.8 1.8 4.4 2.46
4 Hersh Freeman 27 14 5 .737 3.40 64 0 47 0 0 18 108.2 112 44 41 2 34 11 50 1 1 3 458 1.344 9.3 0.2 2.8 4.1 1.47
5 Don Gross* 25 3 0 1.000 1.95 19 7 4 2 0 0 69.1 69 25 15 4 20 2 47 1 0 1 295 1.284 9.0 0.5 2.6 6.1 2.35
6 Larry Jansen 35 2 3 .400 5.19 8 7 1 2 0 1 34.2 39 20 20 5 9 1 16 1 0 0 151 1.385 10.1 1.3 2.3 4.2 1.78
7 Hal Jeffcoat 31 8 2 .800 3.84 38 16 7 2 0 2 171.0 189 79 73 12 55 4 55 5 0 7 744 1.427 9.9 0.6 2.9 2.9 1.00
8 Bill Kennedy* 35 0 0 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 6 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.000 27.0 4.5 0.0 0.0
9 Johnny Klippstein 28 12 11 .522 4.09 37 29 3 11 0 1 211.0 219 103 96 26 82 13 86 10 1 0 916 1.427 9.3 1.1 3.5 3.7 1.05
10 Brooks Lawrence 31 19 10 .655 3.99 49 30 12 11 1 0 218.2 210 109 97 26 71 4 96 2 0 0 913 1.285 8.6 1.1 2.9 4.0 1.35
11 Joe Nuxhall* 27 13 11 .542 3.72 44 32 6 10 2 3 200.2 196 96 83 18 87 6 120 6 0 3 865 1.410 8.8 0.8 3.9 5.4 1.38
12 Pat Scantlebury* 38 0 1 .000 6.63 6 2 0 0 0 0 19.0 24 14 14 5 5 0 10 0 0 2 87 1.526 11.4 2.4 2.4 4.7 2.00
13 Frank Smith 28 0 0 12.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 4 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 1.667 9.0 6.0 6.0 3.0 0.50
13 Players 29.4 91 63 .591 3.85 155 155 108 47 4 29 1389.0 1406 658 594 141 458 48 653 28 2 18 5907 1.342 9.1 0.9 3.0 4.2 1.43

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Ed Bailey 106 511 52 9 10 .984 5.31 4 30 25 45%
Smoky Burgess 55 257 18 0 2 1.000 5.00 4 20 7 26%
Bruce Edwards 2 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ted Kluszewski 131 1166 89 13 110 .990 9.58
George Crowe 32 225 25 3 15 .988 7.81
Jim Dyck 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Temple 154 389 432 16 89 .981 5.33
Rocky Bridges 8 7 4 0 0 1.000 1.38
Bruce Edwards 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Ray Jablonski 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ray Jablonski 127 117 172 9 11 .970 2.28
Rocky Bridges 51 15 13 1 1 .966 0.55
Jim Dyck 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Bruce Edwards 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roy McMillan 150 319 511 21 105 .975 5.53
Rocky Bridges 7 3 7 0 0 1.000 1.43

LF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Robinson 143 0.00
Bob Thurman 9 0.00
Stan Palys 7 0.00
Bobby Balcena 2 0.00
Rocky Bridges 1 0.00
Art Schult 1 0.00

CF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gus Bell 149 0.00
Frank Robinson 10 0.00

RF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wally Post 136 0.00
Bob Thurman 20 0.00
Stan Palys 4 0.00
Johnny Temple 1 0.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Robinson 152 323 5 8 1 .976 2.16
Gus Bell 149 330 12 5 4 .986 2.30
Wally Post 136 292 16 10 1 .969 2.26
Bob Thurman 29 39 2 2 1 .953 1.41
Stan Palys 10 13 0 1 0 .929 1.30
Bobby Balcena 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50
Rocky Bridges 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Art Schult 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Johnny Temple 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hersh Freeman 64 8 15 0 2 1.000 0.36
Brooks Lawrence 49 13 53 2 5 .971 1.35
Art Fowler 45 12 35 1 0 .979 1.04
Joe Nuxhall 44 6 31 2 3 .949 0.84
Hal Jeffcoat 38 21 42 2 4 .969 1.66
Johnny Klippstein 37 10 42 1 3 .981 1.41
Joe Black 32 5 7 1 2 .923 0.38
Tom Acker 29 9 15 0 0 1.000 0.83
Don Gross 19 6 13 0 3 1.000 1.00
Larry Jansen 8 3 4 0 0 1.000 0.88
Pat Scantlebury 6 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.67
Frank Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Bill Kennedy 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Tom Acker 26 R R 6' 4.0" 215 Mar 7, 1930 Paterson, NJ, US 1956-04-20 1956-09-29
Ed Bailey 25 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Apr 15, 1931 Strawberry Plains, TN, US 1956-04-19 1956-09-29
Bobby Balcena 30 R L 5' 7.0" 160 Aug 1, 1925 San Pedro, CA, US 1956-09-16 1956-09-29
Matt Batts 34 R R 5' 11.0" 200 Oct 16, 1921 San Antonio, TX, US 1956-04-22 1956-05-08
Gus Bell 27 L R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 15, 1928 Louisville, KY, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
Joe Black 32 R R 6' 2.0" 220 Feb 8, 1924 Plainfield, NJ, US 1956-04-19 1956-09-18
Rocky Bridges 28 R R 5' 8.0" 170 Aug 7, 1927 Refugio, TX, US 1956-04-19 1956-09-30
Smoky Burgess 29 L R 5' 8.0" 185 Feb 6, 1927 Caroleen, NC, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
George Crowe 35 L L 6' 2.0" 210 Mar 22, 1921 Whiteland, IN, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
Jim Dyck 34 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Feb 3, 1922 Omaha, NE, US 1956-05-13 1956-07-22
Bruce Edwards 32 R R 5' 8.0" 180 Jul 15, 1923 Quincy, IL, US 1956-07-23 1956-09-13
Curt Flood 18 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Jan 18, 1938 Houston, TX, US 1956-09-09 1956-09-22
Art Fowler 33 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Jul 3, 1922 Converse, SC, US 1956-04-20 1956-09-29
Joe Frazier 33 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 6, 1922 Liberty, NC, US 1956-05-19 1956-06-16
Hersh Freeman 27 R R 6' 3.0" 220 Jul 1, 1928 Gadsden, AL, US 1956-04-19 1956-09-30
Alex Grammas 30 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Apr 3, 1926 Birmingham, AL, US 1956-05-20 1956-09-30
Don Gross 25 L L 5' 11.0" 186 Jun 30, 1931 Weidman, MI, US 1956-04-24 1956-09-23
Chuck Harmon 32 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Apr 23, 1924 Washington, IN, US 1956-04-17 1956-05-13
Ray Jablonski 29 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Dec 17, 1926 Chicago, IL, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-29
Larry Jansen 35 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Jul 16, 1920 Verboort, OR, US 1956-08-10 1956-09-25
Hal Jeffcoat 31 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Sep 6, 1924 West Columbia, SC, US 1956-04-20 1956-09-30
Bill Kennedy 35 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Mar 14, 1921 Carnesville, GA, US 1956-04-20 1956-04-20
Johnny Klippstein 28 R R 6' 1.0" 173 Oct 17, 1927 Washington, DC, US 1956-04-21 1956-09-29
Ted Kluszewski 31 L L 6' 2.0" 225 Sep 10, 1924 Argo, IL, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-29
Paul LaPalme 32 L L 5' 10.0" 175 Dec 14, 1923 Springfield, MA, US 1956-05-05 1956-06-17
Brooks Lawrence 31 R R 6' 0.0" 205 Jan 30, 1925 Springfield, OH, US 1956-04-19 1956-09-25
Roy McMillan 26 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Jul 17, 1929 Bonham, TX, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
Russ Meyer 32 S R 6' 1.0" 175 Oct 25, 1923 Peru, IL, US 1956-09-12 1956-09-12
Joe Nuxhall 27 L L 6' 3.0" 195 Jul 30, 1928 Hamilton, OH, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-29
John Oldham 23 R L 6' 3.0" 198 Nov 6, 1932 Salinas, CA, US 1956-09-02 1956-09-02
Stan Palys 26 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 1, 1930 Blakely, PA, US 1956-04-19 1956-09-25
Wally Post 26 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Jul 9, 1929 St. Wendelin, OH, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
Frank Robinson 20 R R 6' 1.0" 183 Aug 31, 1935 Beaumont, TX, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
Pat Scantlebury 38 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Nov 11, 1917 Gatun, Canal Zone, PA 1956-04-19 1956-08-03
Art Schult 28 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Jun 20, 1928 Brooklyn, NY, US 1956-09-17 1956-09-29
Al Silvera 20 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 26, 1935 San Diego, CA, US 1956-05-08 1956-05-08
Frank Smith 28 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Apr 4, 1928 Pierrepont Manor, NY, US 1956-05-08 1956-05-13
Johnny Temple 28 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Aug 8, 1927 Lexington, NC, US 1956-04-17 1956-09-30
Bob Thurman 39 L L 6' 1.0" 205 May 14, 1917 Kellyville, OK, US 1956-04-20 1956-09-30

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