1956 Brooklyn Dodgers season: Wikis

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1956 Brooklyn Dodgers
1956 National League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1956 Information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
General Manager(s) Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMGM
Vin Scully, Connie Desmond, Jerry Doggett, Al Helfer

The 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers edged out the Milwaukee Braves to win the National League title. Don Newcombe won the NL MVP award and the very first Cy Young Award. He was the first pitcher to win the National League MVP and the Cy Young Award in the same season.[1] The Dodgers again faced the New York Yankees in the World Series. This time they lost the series in seven games, one of which was a perfect game by the Yankees' Don Larsen.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Brooklyn Dodgers 93 61 -- .604
Milwaukee Braves 92 62 1 .597
Cincinnati Redlegs 91 63 2 .591
St. Louis Cardinals 76 78 17 .494
Philadelphia Phillies 71 83 22 .461
New York Giants 67 87 26 .435
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 88 27 .429
Chicago Cubs 60 94 33 .390

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Jim Gilliam Left fielder
Pee Wee Reese Shortstop
Duke Snider Center fielder
Roy Campanella Catcher
Gil Hodges First baseman
Jackie Robinson Third baseman
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Charlie Neal Second baseman
Don Newcombe Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

1956 Brooklyn Dodgers 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

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
Newcombe, DonDon Newcombe 38 268 27 7 3.06 139

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

1956 World Series

Game 1

October 3, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 1
Brooklyn (N) 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 x 6 9 0
W: Sal Maglie (1-0)  L: Whitey Ford (0-1)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (1), Billy Martin (1)    BROJackie Robinson (1), Gil Hodges (1)

Game 2

October 5, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 12 2
Brooklyn (N) 0 6 1 2 2 0 0 2 x 13 12 0
W: Don Bessent (1-0)  L: Tom Morgan (0-1)
HR: NYYYogi Berra (1)    BRODuke Snider (1)

Game 3

October 6, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 1
New York (A) 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 x 5 8 1
W: Whitey Ford (1-1)   L: Roger Craig (0-1)
HR: NYYEnos Slaughter (1), Billy Martin (2)

Game 4

October 7, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
New York (A) 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 x 6 7 2
W: Tom Sturdivant (1-0)   L: Carl Erskine (0-1)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (2), Hank Bauer (1)

Game 5

October 8, 1956 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 x 2 5 0
W: Don Larsen (1-0)   L: Sal Maglie (1-1)
HR: NYYMickey Mantle (3)

Game 6

October 9, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
W: Clem Labine (1-0)  L: Bob Turley (0-1)

Game 7

October 10, 1956 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 2 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 9 10 0
Brooklyn (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
W: Johnny Kucks (1-0)  L: Don Newcombe (0-1)
HR: NYYYogi Berra (2, 3), Elston Howard (1), Bill Skowron (1)

Awards and honors

Farm system

Notes

References

External links

Preceded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1955
National League Championship Season
1956
Succeeded by
Milwaukee Braves
1957

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