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1955 Cleveland Indians
Major league affiliations
Location
1955 Information
Owner(s) Myron H. Wilson
General Manager(s) Hank Greenberg
Manager(s) Al Lopez
Local television WXEL
(Jim Britt, Ken Coleman)
Local radio WERE
(Ed Edwards, Jimmy Dudley)

Contents

Offseason

  • October 14, 1954: Owen Friend was purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Cleveland Indians. [1]
  • November 16, 1954: Ralph Kiner was acquired by the Indians from the Chicago Cubs for $60,000 as part of an earlier deal (the Cubs sent a player to be named later to the Indians for Sam Jones and players to be named later) made on September 30, 1954. The Indians sent Gale Wade to the Cubs on November 30 to complete the trade.[2]
  • Prior to 1955 Season: Joe Ginsberg was sent from the Cleveland Indians to the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League. [3]

Regular season

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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 96 58 .623 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 3
Chicago White Sox 91 63 .591 5
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 12
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 17
Kansas City Athletics 63 91 .409 33
Baltimore Orioles 57 97 .370 39
Washington Senators 53 101 .344 43

Notable transactions

Roster

1955 Cleveland Indians roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
LF Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 113 321 78 .243 18 54

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

  • Bobby Avila, Second Base, Reserve
  • Larry Doby, Outfield, Reserve
  • Al Lopez, Manager
  • Al Rosen, Third Base, Reserve
  • Herb Score, Pitcher, Reserve
  • Al Smith, Outfield, Reserve
  • Early Wynn, Pitcher, Reserve

[7]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Kerby Farrell
AA Tulsa Oilers Texas League L. D. Meyer and Hank Schenz
A Reading Indians Eastern League Jo-Jo White
B Keokuk Kernels Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Pinky May
B Spartanburg Peaches Tri-State League Spud Chandler
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Phil Seghi and Paul O'Dea
C Sherbrooke Indians Provincial League Ed Hartness
D Vidalia Indians Georgia State League Ed Levy
D Lafayette Chiefs Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Mark Wylie

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Keokuk, Spartanburg[8]

Notes

References


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