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1956 Richmond Virginians

1956 > Class AAA > 1956 International League
Overall: 74-79
Scored 585 runs, Allowed 614 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-80

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Eddie Lopat
Represented: Richmond, VA
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Moe Burtschy34121211110000005.
2Leon Carter251294954544511923135723143.262.308.337.645153154Stats for 2 teams
3Ed Cereghino223235271410010716.148.314.185.4995001
4Al Cicotte26377770515311120616.214.276.329.60523010
5Jim Coates233551394411120724.
6Sonny Dixon#31461917120002017.
7Alfred Facchini2520696371211042610.
8Dick Getter27106329283406915093603747.244.332.392.725111243Stats for 2 teams
9Tom Hamilton*30106395349379713394713611.278.344.410.753143154
10Len Johnston*2715368561983182265143405864.294.354.357.711221224
11Niles Jordan*302966524810040820.
12Bobby Kline27105384350268511223612436.243.287.303.590106046
13Steve Kraly*2715107220000033.286.500.286.7862000
14Frank Leja*20164236280001062.222.333.222.5568000
15Eddie Lopat*382763600920040314.
16Jerry Lumpe*231295404876313622544154927.279.343.370.712180004
17Vic Marasco27133328230001042.
18Angelo Nardella27284943191002049.
19Cal Neeman2762218197224912032601731.249.317.355.67270301
20Dee Phillips371264934564012319233532644.270.312.340.652155362
21Rance Pless305923521531649262101927.298.357.442.79995100
22Jim Post*3031453910601050416.
23Bill Renna31873563016394163207624747.312.407.585.992176404
24Hal Rice*3257222189284011383212831.212.315.429.74481203
25Pablo Rivera22123936271003032.
26Lou Skizas24164137351004045.
27Dick Starr35272117030001027.
28Joseph Tesauro*29351189711343111532020.351.458.433.89142001
29Moe Thacker22401411287184121101143.
30Al Van Alstyne287628425034669142232945.264.345.356.70189302
31Bill Voiselle371555000000003.
32Neal Watlington*338925723632699363001814.292.340.432.772102012
32 Players28.4153556649615851288203367954261499660.260.328.363.6911800253942
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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
1Ivan Abromowitz26001
2Moe Burtschy3421.6672.571242042.0411612316282011.3578.
3Ed Cereghino2239.2504.39321310123.01116560990724051.6348.
4Al Cicotte261512.5563.033329131205.01518469151061296061.2546.
5Jim Coates23612.3334.80352131148.01338679992857241.5208.
6Bill Connelly31006
7Sonny Dixon3165.5452.884600075.06329241020400001.1077.
8Niles Jordan*301010.5003.05272460165.014563561261817141.2487.
9Steve Kraly*2713.2506.301030030.0352121424112031.96710.
10Eddie Lopat*38116.6472.85212192136.013453431229303011.1998.
11Angelo Nardella27910.4744.53281820135.013673681162601021.4679.
12Jim Post*3076.5383.34291844132.01065049977785031.3867.
13Dick Starr3542.6675.802720076.0965949640471131.78911.
14Bill Voiselle3703.00015
14 Players29.07479.484153153614
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer


Neal Watlington622841735.9904.856
Cal Neeman563102335.9915.952
Moe Thacker381882754.9775.662


Tom Hamilton9983557678.9939.01
Dee Phillips4027922735.9777.53
Frank Leja1078414.9888.20


Bobby Kline1022772611368.9765.27
Dee Phillips48124101231.9914.69
Pablo Rivera11182354.8913.73


Leon Carter1211392382326.9433.12Stats for 2 teams
Rance Pless597010759.9733.00


Jerry Lumpe1281933772669.9564.45
Alfred Facchini202959712.9264.40


Len Johnston15333811153.9592.28
Bill Renna86172953.9732.10
Dick Getter80136793.9411.79Stats for 2 teams
Al Van Alstyne74189561.9702.62
Hal Rice55105330.9731.96
Joseph Tesauro2631310.9711.31
Dee Phillips2130120.9391.48


Sonny Dixon46613021.0000.41
Jim Coates35101922.9350.83
Al Cicotte33153215.9791.42
Ed Cereghino3271711.9600.75
Jim Post29315011.0000.62
Angelo Nardella28103522.9571.61
Niles Jordan27112612.9741.37
Dick Starr272513.8750.26
Eddie Lopat21102411.9711.62
Bill Voiselle1515001.0000.40
Moe Burtschy1217011.0000.67
Steve Kraly1044001.0000.80
Bill Connelly6
Ivan Abromowitz1

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Ivan Abromowitz26RR6' 0.0"1901930
Moe Burtschy34RR6' 3.0"208Apr 18, 1922Cincinnati, OH, US
Leon Carter25RR5' 11.0"1801931
Ed Cereghino22RR6' 2.0"205Nov 24, 1933San Francisco, CA, US
Al Cicotte26RR6' 3.0"185Dec 23, 1929Melvindale, MI, US
Jim Coates23RR6' 4.0"192Aug 4, 1932Farnham, VA, US
Bill Connelly31LR6' 0.0"175Jun 29, 1925Alberta, VA, US
Sonny Dixon31SR6' 2.0"205Nov 5, 1924Charlotte, NC, US
Alfred Facchini25RR6' 0.0"176Mar 12, 1931San Francisco, CA, US
Dick Getter27RR6' 2.0"195Oct 28, 1928
Tom Hamilton30LR6' 4.0"213Sep 29, 1925Altoona, KS, US
Len Johnston27LL5' 10.0"167Mar 15, 1929Pontiac, MI, US
Niles Jordan30LL5' 11.0"180Dec 1, 1925Lyman, WA, US
Bobby Kline27RR6' 0.0"179Jan 27, 1929St. Petersburg, FL, US
Steve Kraly27LL5' 10.0"152Apr 18, 1929Whiting, IN, US
Frank Leja20LL6' 4.0"205Feb 7, 1936Holyoke, MA, US
Eddie Lopat38LL5' 10.0"185Jun 21, 1918New York, NY, US
Jerry Lumpe23LR6' 2.0"185Jun 2, 1933Lincoln, MO, US
Vic Marasco27R5' 8.0"175Nov 9, 1928Los Angeles, CA, US
Angelo Nardella27RR5' 11.0"180Sep 24, 1928Bath, PA, US
Cal Neeman27RR6' 1.0"192Feb 18, 1929Valmeyer, IL, US
Dee Phillips37RR6' 0.0"176Jun 8, 1919Corsicana, TX, US
Rance Pless30RR6' 0.0"195Dec 6, 1925Greeneville, TN, US
Jim Post30LL5' 11.0"170Feb 2, 1926
Bill Renna31RR6' 3.0"218Oct 14, 1924Hanford, CA, US
Hal Rice32LR6' 1.0"195Feb 11, 1924Morganette, WV, US
Pablo Rivera22RR5' 10.0"1651934
Lou Skizas24RR5' 11.0"175Jun 2, 1932Chicago, IL, US
Dick Starr35RR6' 3.0"190Mar 2, 1921Kittanning, PA, US
Joseph Tesauro29LL5' 9.0"1801927
Moe Thacker22RR6' 3.0"205May 21, 1934Louisville, KY, US
Al Van Alstyne28RR6' 1.0"190Jul 6, 1927Birmingham, AL, US
Bill Voiselle37RR6' 4.0"200Jan 29, 1919Greenwood, SC, US
Neal Watlington33LR6' 0.0"195Dec 25, 1922Yanceyville, NC, US

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