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1956 Cleveland Indians

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1955 / 1957

88-66, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Al Lopez (88-66)
GM: Hank Greenberg
Scored 712 runs, Allowed 581 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-63

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 865,467 (7th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 100

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1955 / 1957 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

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
Hank Aguirre 25 R L 6' 4" 205 Jan 31, 1931 2 16 9 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Earl Averill 24 R R 5' 10" 185 Sep 9, 1931 1st 42 25 42 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0.1
Bobby Avila 32 R R 5' 10" 175 Apr 2, 1924 8 138 130 138 135 0 0 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1.2 $24,500
Jim Busby 29 R R 6' 1" 175 Jan 8, 1927 7 135 122 135 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 133 5 1 0.6
Joe Caffie 25 L R 5' 10" 180 Feb 14, 1931 1st 12 10 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 2 0 0.2
Chico Carrasquel 30 R R 6' 0" 170 Jan 23, 1926 7 141 135 141 141 0 0 0 0 1 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
Rocky Colavito 22 R R 6' 3" 190 Aug 10, 1933 2 101 88 101 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 98 5 4 2.4
Bud Daley 23 L L 6' 1" 185 Oct 7, 1932 2 14 0 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Hoot Evers 35 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 8, 1921 12 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.0
Bob Feller HOF 37 R R 6' 0" 185 Nov 3, 1918 18 19 4 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $22,500
Hank Foiles 27 R R 6' 0" 195 Jun 10, 1929 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mike Garcia 32 R R 6' 1" 195 Nov 17, 1923 9 35 30 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.7
Jim Hegan 35 R R 6' 2" 195 Aug 3, 1920 13 122 97 122 117 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 0.2
Art Houtteman 28 R R 6' 2" 188 Aug 7, 1927 11 23 4 23 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.9
Kenny Kuhn 19 L R 5' 10" 175 Mar 20, 1937 2 27 3 27 21 0 0 0 5 0 17 0 0 0 0 5 11 -0.2
Bob Lemon HOF 35 L R 6' 0" 180 Sep 22, 1920 13 43 35 43 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5.9 $40,000
Stu Locklin 27 L L 6' 1" 190 Jul 22, 1928 2 9 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 -0.1
Sal Maglie 39 R R 6' 2" 180 Apr 26, 1917 8 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Cal McLish 30 B R 6' 0" 179 Dec 1, 1925 7 39 2 39 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.3
Sam Mele 34 R R 6' 1" 183 Jan 21, 1922 10 57 21 57 28 0 0 8 0 0 0 14 0 6 20 33 0 0.0
Dale Mitchell 34 L L 6' 1" 195 Aug 23, 1921 11 38 0 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 38 0 -0.1
Don Mossi 27 L L 6' 1" 195 Jan 11, 1929 3 48 3 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9
Hal Naragon 27 L R 6' 0" 160 Oct 1, 1928 4 53 33 53 48 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0.3
Ray Narleski 27 R R 6' 1" 175 Nov 25, 1928 3 32 0 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 All-Star
Dave Pope 35 L R 5' 10" 170 Jun 17, 1921 4 25 18 25 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 2 18 6 1 -0.5
Rudy Regalado 26 R R 6' 1" 185 May 21, 1930 3 16 11 16 15 0 0 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.7
Al Rosen 32 R R 5' 10" 180 Feb 29, 1924 10 121 114 121 116 0 0 0 0 116 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1.8
Herb Score 23 L L 6' 2" 185 Jun 7, 1933 2 35 33 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.5 All-Star
Al Smith 28 R R 6' 0" 189 Feb 7, 1928 4 141 137 141 141 0 0 0 1 28 0 52 21 59 123 2 0 1.8 $15,000
George Strickland 30 R R 6' 1" 175 Jan 10, 1926 7 85 49 85 79 0 0 0 29 26 28 0 0 0 0 2 14 -0.0
Preston Ward 28 L R 6' 4" 190 Jul 24, 1927 6 87 30 87 69 0 0 60 0 0 0 14 0 3 17 21 9 0.8
Vic Wertz 31 L R 6' 0" 186 Feb 9, 1925 10 136 133 136 133 0 0 133 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.2
Gene Woodling 33 L R 5' 9" 195 Aug 16, 1922 11 100 83 100 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 0 2 85 17 0 1.0
Early Wynn HOF 36 B R 6' 0" 190 Jan 6, 1920 16 38 35 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.3 All-Star
Bobby Young 31 L R 6' 1" 175 Jan 22, 1925 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
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)