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1956 Baltimore Orioles

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1955 / 1957

69-85, Finished 6th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Paul Richards (69-85)
GM: Paul Richards
Scored 571 runs, Allowed 705 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-92

Ballparks: Memorial Stadium · Attendance: 901,201 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 91, Pitching - 93 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 96

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1955 / 1957 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Bobby Adams 34 R R 5' 10" 160 Dec 14, 1921 11 41 36 41 41 0 0 0 18 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Charlie Beamon 21 R R 5' 11" 195 Dec 25, 1934 1st 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Fred Besana 25 R L 6' 3" 200 Apr 5, 1931 1st 7 2 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Babe Birrer 26 R R 6' 0" 195 Jul 4, 1929 2 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Bob Boyd 36 L L 5' 10" 170 Oct 1, 1919 4 70 56 70 61 0 0 60 0 0 0 3 0 5 8 12 1 0.7
Hal Brown 31 R R 6' 2" 180 Dec 11, 1924 6 42 14 42 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2.2
Wayne Causey 19 L R 5' 10" 175 Dec 26, 1936 2 53 17 53 37 0 0 0 7 30 0 0 0 0 0 16 2 -0.9
Sandy Consuegra 35 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 3, 1920 7 4 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Chuck Diering 33 R R 5' 10" 165 Feb 5, 1923 9 51 27 51 43 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 35 2 42 6 7 -0.4
Fritz Dorish 34 R R 5' 11" 204 Jul 13, 1921 10 13 0 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Jim Dyck 34 R R 6' 2" 200 Feb 3, 1922 6 11 9 11 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 2 0 -0.0
Hoot Evers 35 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 8, 1921 12 48 31 48 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 33 36 14 1 0.4
Don Ferrarese 27 R L 5' 9" 170 Jun 19, 1929 2 36 14 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Mike Fornieles 24 R R 5' 11" 155 Jan 18, 1932 5 33 11 33 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.3
Tito Francona 22 L L 5' 11" 190 Nov 4, 1933 1st 139 111 139 131 0 0 21 0 0 0 1 41 98 122 23 2 1.2
Joe Frazier 33 L R 6' 0" 180 Oct 6, 1922 4 45 12 45 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 19 31 0 0.1
Billy Gardner 28 R R 6' 0" 170 Jul 19, 1927 3 144 137 144 144 0 0 0 132 6 25 0 0 0 0 1 3 -0.6
Tom Gastall 24 R R 6' 2" 187 Jun 13, 1932 2 32 11 32 20 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 -0.4
Joe Ginsberg 29 L R 5' 11" 180 Oct 11, 1926 7 15 7 15 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 -0.6
Bob Hale 22 L L 5' 10" 195 Nov 7, 1933 2 85 41 85 51 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 0 -0.7
Bob Harrison 25 L R 5' 11" 178 Sep 22, 1930 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Grady Hatton 33 L R 5' 8" 170 Oct 7, 1922 11 27 16 27 24 0 0 0 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 -0.1
Mel Held 27 R R 6' 1" 178 Apr 12, 1929 1st 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Connie Johnson 33 R R 6' 4" 200 Dec 27, 1922 3 26 25 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7
George Kell HOF 33 R R 5' 9" 175 Aug 23, 1922 14 102 93 102 97 0 0 2 1 97 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1.3 All-Star
Billy Loes 26 R R 6' 1" 165 Dec 13, 1929 6 21 6 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Fred Marsh 32 R R 5' 10" 180 Jan 5, 1924 7 20 4 20 20 0 0 0 5 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 6 -0.6
Morrie Martin 33 L L 6' 0" 173 Sep 3, 1922 7 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Willy Miranda 30 B R 5' 9" 150 May 24, 1926 6 148 145 148 147 0 0 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.3
Ron Moeller 17 L L 6' 0" 180 Oct 13, 1938 1st 4 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Ray Moore 30 R R 6' 0" 195 Jun 1, 1926 4 32 27 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8
Tex Nelson 19 L L 6' 3" 205 Aug 7, 1936 2 39 14 39 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 16 24 15 0 -0.8
Bob Nieman 29 R R 5' 11" 195 Jan 26, 1927 6 114 114 114 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 0 0 114 0 0 4.0
Billy O'Dell 23 B L 5' 11" 170 Feb 10, 1933 2 4 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Erv Palica 28 R R 6' 1" 180 Feb 9, 1928 10 30 14 30 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.7
Dave Philley 36 B R 6' 0" 188 May 16, 1920 12 32 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 5 0 21 0 18 31 0 0 -0.8 $24,000
Dave Pope 35 L R 5' 10" 170 Jun 17, 1921 4 12 3 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 4 8 1 -0.4
Jim Pyburn 23 R R 6' 0" 190 Nov 1, 1932 2 84 38 84 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 64 3 77 8 16 -1.2
Brooks Robinson HOF 19 R R 6' 1" 180 May 18, 1937 2 15 9 15 15 0 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Johnny Schmitz 35 R L 6' 0" 170 Nov 27, 1920 13 18 3 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Hal Smith 25 R R 6' 0" 195 Dec 7, 1930 2 77 59 77 71 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 -0.2 $12,500
Gordie Sundin 18 R R 6' 4" 215 Oct 10, 1937 1st 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Gus Triandos 25 R R 6' 3" 205 Jul 30, 1930 4 131 125 131 126 0 88 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3.0
George Werley 17 R R 6' 2" 196 Sep 8, 1938 1st 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Bill Wight 34 L L 6' 1" 180 Apr 12, 1922 10 35 26 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3
Dick Williams HOF 27 R R 6' 0" 190 May 7, 1929 5 87 85 87 85 0 0 9 10 4 0 9 66 19 81 2 0 2.0
Jim Wilson 34 R R 6' 1" 200 Feb 20, 1922 10 7 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $18,500
George Zuverink 31 R R 6' 4" 195 Aug 20, 1924 5 62 0 62 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1955 / 1957 Roster (40-man)