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1956 Detroit Tigers
Major league affiliations
1956 Information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Jr., Fred Knorr, John Fetzer
Manager(s) Bucky Harris
Local television WJBK (TV)
Local radio WKMH
(Van Patrick, Mel Ott)

The Detroit Tigers' 1956 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the American League.



Regular season


Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Cleveland Indians 88 66 .571 9
Chicago White Sox 85 69 .552 12
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 13
Detroit Tigers 82 72 .532 15
Baltimore Orioles 69 85 .448 28
Washington Senators 59 95 .383 38
Kansas City Athletics 52 102 .338 45

Notable transactions


1956 Detroit Tigers roster
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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
Delsing, JimJim Delsing 10 12 0 .000 0 0
Hatfield, FredFred Hatfield 8 12 3 .250 0 2


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Black, BudBud Black 5 10 1 1 3.60 7

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Aber, AlAl Aber 42 4 4 7 3.43 21
Brady, JimJim Brady 6 0 0 0 28.42 3
Wojey, PetePete Wojey 2 0 0 0 2.25 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Charlie Metro and Frank Skaff
A Syracuse Chiefs Eastern League Glenn McQuillen, Joe Torpey and Frank Calo
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Frank Skaff, Willis Hudlin and Bill Norman
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Johnny Pesky
B Terre Haute Tigers Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bill Norman and Charlie Metro
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Stan Wasiak and Charlie Metro
D Panama City Fliers Alabama-Florida League Al Lakeman
D Palatka Tigers Florida State League Ralph Hodgin and Charlie Baird
D Hazlehurst-Baxley Tigers Georgia State League Wayne Wallace and Stan Wasiak
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League Bill Adair
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Pat Mullin, Don Lund and Wayne Blackburn


Terre Haute club folded, July 3, 1956




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