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1956 Cleveland Indians

Trades and Transactions

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 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from October 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 13, 1955

Purchased Johnny Gray from the Kansas City Athletics. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

October 15, 1955

Signed Cal McLish as a free agent.

October 17, 1955

Purchased George Spencer from the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 24, 1955

Released Ralph Kiner.

October 25, 1955

Traded Larry Doby to the Chicago White Sox. Received Jim Busby and Chico Carrasquel.

November 2, 1955

Released Ferris Fain.

November 27, 1955

Drafted Jim Dunn from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1955 minor league draft.

1956

Signed Bob Allen as an amateur free agent.

Signed Jim Perry as an amateur free agent.

Signed Ron Taylor as an amateur free agent.

Signed Carl Thomas as an amateur free agent.

Signed Dave Tyriver as an amateur free agent.

Elder White sent to the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

March 1, 1956

Purchased Ted Beard from San Francisco (PCL).

March 24, 1956

Signed Sam Mele as a free agent.

May 13, 1956 (Standings)

Traded Hoot Evers to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Dave Pope.

May 15, 1956 (Standings)

Sold Sal Maglie to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Traded Hank Foiles to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Preston Ward.

May 16, 1956 (Standings)

Sold Jose Santiago to the Kansas City Athletics.

July 29, 1956 (Standings)

Sold Dale Mitchell to the Brooklyn Dodgers.

1957

Signed Walt Bond as an amateur free agent.

Signed Chuck Hiller as an amateur free agent.

Obtained Floyd Robinson from San Diego (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Obtained Bob Usher from San Diego (PCL) as part of a minor league working agreement.

Released Don Minnick.

Released Dan Osinski.

Hal Jones received from the Kansas City Athletics in an unknown transaction.

Returned Ted Beard to Indianapolis (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

Returned George Spencer to Indianapolis (American Association) after expiration of minor league working agreement.

January 9, 1957

Released Bob Feller.

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1955 / 1957 Trades and Transactions