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1956 Denver Bears

1956 > Class AAA > 1956 American Association
Overall: 87-67
Scored 935 runs, Allowed 869 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-72

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Ralph Houk
Represented: Denver, CO
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Zeke Bella2577278250408014374922234.320.372.484.85612111114
2Mike Blyzka273730282810020112.286.310.321.63290010
3Wally Burnette272047424400010017.
4Moe Burtschy34961.167
5James DePalo24493127450000023.
6Mark Freeman253082742810030125.
7Jim Fridley311436185431051582952410506297.291.365.495.86026915517
8Charles Garmon27332422340002027.
9Gene Hassell*2810632426059836402445712.319.444.373.817974241
10Woodie Held2415464756599156211135125466139.276.359.538.897304151006
11Ralph Houk36140000.000.0000
12Darrell Johnson271073943676111720374811732.319.355.447.80216411604
13James Kite*24343433381002000.
14Bobby Kline27104035280002042.229.325.229.55480100
15Tony Kubek*2013857253287176311068563659.331.371.461.8312455004
16Johnny Kucab36431514121002002.
17Tom Lasorda*281931283102125023.357.419.7141.134202100
18George Maier232848438901160316.209.261.326.586140020
19Bob Martyn*25145634582108183389127574391.314.362.473.8352756324
20Tom McDonald*24110000.000.0000
21Cal Neeman273212911311301121211518.265.349.345.694393001
22Carlos Paula28773012665291124165553024.342.409.5981.00615914203Stats for 2 teams
23Hal Rice*32103229494004032.310.375.448.823130000
24Bobby Richardson201245705341021753012107382932.328.362.485.84725913061
25Jim Russell*241033110011000.333.3331.3331.66740000
26Norm Siebern*223612810018306281902625.300.453.6401.093644200
27Ralph Terry20257268111730080015.
28Dick Tettelbach27742582202455112225103633.250.354.345.700765011
29Moe Thacker2234114991219201801330.
30Marv Throneberry*2215264756512317831542145668132.315.386.611.99734574010
31Jack Urban274181791328622160011.354.363.557.919441110
31 Players24.91546010536793515992687316986951520881.298.362.470.831252012142374441
* - 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
1Mike Blyzka2756.4555.92371320108.0138797112484561051.72211.
2Wally Burnette2776.5384.08201681117.0134615312252783011.35910.
3Moe Burtschy3404.0009
4James DePalo24135.7224.884720094.0106625112554467181.71310.
5Mark Freeman251014.4174.873029120205.021012911122104415480101.5329.
6Charles Garmon2752.7146.483330082.094615917294541211.50010.
7James Kite*2422.5005.613060069.09252438392341101.89912.
8Johnny Kucab36124.7504.504300068.076383411154360021.33810.
9Tom Lasorda*2834.4294.9916132083.0945446113425410111.54210.
10George Maier*2368.4295.31272120127.0153857518685793051.74010.
11Jim Russell*24004.151000013.016136492100011.92311.
12Ralph Terry20134.7654.452523121174.01911018624636963051.4609.
13Jack Urban27118.5795.27302481164.01841049615804928081.61010.
13 Players26.18767.5655.131541541084631329.0152986975717258043809364601.58710.
* - 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


Darrell Johnson101560441211.9815.983
Cal Neeman312041112.9956.942
Moe Thacker311292026.9874.815


Marv Throneberry151123313518125.9879.06


Bobby Richardson1232974212797.9645.84
Gene Hassell255466510.9604.80
Bobby Kline102729041.0005.60


Woodie Held1121002072317.9302.74
Gene Hassell424295511.9653.26
Carlos Paula26155494.8852.65Stats for 2 teams


Tony Kubek1202473323986.9374.83
Woodie Held37741051327.9324.84


Bob Martyn1403278110.9682.39
Jim Fridley1382141110.9961.63
Dick Tettelbach6597360.9431.54
Zeke Bella62157210.9942.56
Carlos Paula4763522.9711.45Stats for 2 teams
Norm Siebern2946210.9801.66


James DePalo4761913.9620.53
Johnny Kucab43717021.0000.56
Mike Blyzka371114011.0000.68
Charles Garmon3391410.9580.70
Mark Freeman30122540.9021.23
James Kite3031410.9440.57
Jack Urban30143513.9801.63
George Maier27112111.9701.19
Ralph Terry25122433.9231.44
Wally Burnette2052311.9661.40
Tom Lasorda1681130.8641.19
Jim Russell1022001.0000.40
Moe Burtschy9

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Zeke Bella25RL5' 11.0"185Aug 23, 1930Greenwich, CT, US
Mike Blyzka27RR5' 11.0"190Dec 25, 1928Hamtramck, MI, US
Wally Burnette27RR6' 0.0"178Jun 20, 1929Blairs, VA, US
Moe Burtschy34RR6' 3.0"208Apr 18, 1922Cincinnati, OH, US
James DePalo24RR6' 2.0"1951932
Mark Freeman25RR6' 4.0"220Dec 7, 1930Memphis, TN, US
Jim Fridley31RR6' 2.0"205Sep 6, 1924Phillippi, WV, US
Charles Garmon27RR6' 4.0"2051929
Gene Hassell28LR5' 8.0"155Jun 15, 1928Rivermines, MO, US
Woodie Held24RR5' 10.0"167Mar 25, 1932Sacramento, CA, US
Ralph Houk36RR5' 11.0"193Aug 9, 1919Lawrence, KS, US
Darrell Johnson27RR6' 1.0"180Aug 25, 1928Horace, NE, US
James Kite24LL5' 11.0"1781932
Bobby Kline27RR6' 0.0"179Jan 27, 1929St. Petersburg, FL, US
Tony Kubek20LR6' 3.0"190Oct 12, 1935Milwaukee, WI, US
Johnny Kucab36RR6' 2.0"185Dec 17, 1919Olyphant, PA, US
Tom Lasorda28LL5' 10.0"175Sep 22, 1927Norristown, PA, US
George Maier23RL6' 0.0"185Sep 4, 1932
Bob Martyn25LR6' 0.0"176Aug 15, 1930Weiser, ID, US
Tom McDonald24LR5' 11.0"180Dec 6, 1931Dorchester, MA, US
Cal Neeman27RR6' 1.0"192Feb 18, 1929Valmeyer, IL, US
Carlos Paula28RR6' 3.0"195Nov 28, 1927La Habana, La Habana, CU
Hal Rice32LR6' 1.0"195Feb 11, 1924Morganette, WV, US
Bobby Richardson20RR5' 9.0"170Aug 19, 1935Sumter, SC, US
Jim Russell24LL5' 11.0"175Dec 25, 1931Los Angeles, Ca, US
Norm Siebern22LR6' 2.0"200Jul 26, 1933St. Louis, MO, US
Ralph Terry20RR6' 3.0"195Jan 9, 1936Big Cabin, OK, US
Dick Tettelbach27RR6' 0.0"195Jun 26, 1929New Haven, CT, US
Moe Thacker22RR6' 3.0"205May 21, 1934Louisville, KY, US
Marv Throneberry22LL6' 1.0"190Sep 2, 1933Collierville, TN, US
Jack Urban27RR5' 8.0"155Dec 5, 1928Omaha, NE, US

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