Quick Index: Teams | Leagues | Managers | Postseason
You Are Here > smileyleague.org > Teams > 1956 Kansas City A's

1956 Kansas City A's  (1955)  (1957)
81-73, 3rd in American League
Scored 717 runs, Allowed 707 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-76
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .740
Park Factor: Batting - 93 / Pitching - 92 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 64-90   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 52-102
Manager(s): Drew Kennedy

Team Batting (ordered by runs created)    Glossary        Team Schedule and Splits            Photos
 Pos Player               Ag   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   RC  RC/27  Defense  Diff
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 3B  Willie Jones         30  149  576  101  165  24   8  18   76   0   0   97   68  .286  .385  .450  103   6.5  2e14       23  
 2B *Don Blasingame       24  154  636  100  168  28   9   0   45   3   4   83   55  .264  .354  .336   81   4.6  2e14       25  
 1B  Vic Power            28  147  578   76  162  24   3  18   88   0   0   31   31  .280  .314  .426   76   4.8  1e12      -47  
 OF *Gene Woodling        33  129  349   57   95  14   1  15   76   0   0   76   25  .272  .409  .447   68   6.9  2(+1)e6    70  
 UT  Hector Lopez         26  154  508   64  134  25   2  14   69   0   0   56   79  .264  .335  .404   67   4.6            -36  
 OF  Jackie Brandt        22  134  418   67  123  22   9   9   57   0   1   37   40  .294  .355  .455   66   5.9  2(-3)e3    -2  
 OF *Elmer Valo           35  105  322   50   95  16   4   6   52   2   2   63   25  .295  .410  .425   58   6.4  3(0)e14    47  
 OF  Bobby Del Greco      23  119  316   40   79  23   1   5   44   0   0   41   66  .250  .350  .377   44   4.9  1(-2)e6    64  
 C  *Tim Thompson         32   92  299   30   89  16   3   1   37   0   0   14   22  .298  .335  .381   36   4.5  3(0)e8     50  
 SS  Joe DeMaestri        27  108  270   32   67  12   0   5   41   1   0   19   47  .248  .299  .348   28   3.6  3e29       54  
 C   Earl Averill         24   38   90   15   27  12   0   4   18   0   0   21   29  .300  .429  .567   24  10.3  4(+2)e1   255  
 C  *Hal Naragon          27   67  137   15   37   4   3   2   14   0   0   15   10  .270  .348  .387   19   5.2  3(+2)e7   -21  
 C  *Danny Kravitz        25   42   67    6   21   1   0   5   19   0   0    3    5  .313  .338  .552   12   7.0  4(0)e16   138  
 1B  Rance Pless          30   77   93   10   25   3   1   0    6   0   0   11   20  .269  .361  .323   11   4.1  4e9         0  
 3B  Jim Finigan          27   32   61    3   14   3   0   0    3   0   0    7    9  .230  .309  .279    4   2.7  4e37        5  
 PH  Tom Carroll          19   15   17    6    6   0   0   0    3   2   0    1    4  .353  .389  .353    2   7.0              0  
 OF  Jim Pisoni           26   40   33   11    5   0   0   2    6   0   0    5   13  .152  .263  .333    2   2.0  4(0)e13  -173  
 C   Clyde McCullough     39    8   20    1    5   1   0   0    3   0   0    0    4  .250  .227  .300    1   2.5  4(+3)e16   64  
 UT  Spook Jacobs         30   38   35    4    4   1   0   0    6   0   0    4    4  .114  .200  .143    1    .9           -192  
 C   Jim Mangan           26    9   19    0    2   0   0   0    0   0   0    4    8  .105  .261  .105    0   1.3  4(+1)e16   16  
 OF  Gino Cimoli          26   38   37    1    4   2   0   0    2   0   0    0    9  .108  .108  .162    0    .3             -4  
 OF *Glen Gorbous         26    7   25    0    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    0    0  .080  .080  .080    0    .2  4(0)e10  -204  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 27                                                                           714                   18

     * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, otherwise bats right-handed

Team Pitching   Glossary

     Player               Ag  W   L   Pct   G   GS  CG  GF  SV  BS SHO   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA   RC  RC/27  OPS
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
  P  Art Ditmar           27  21  10  .677  42  39   8   3   0   0   2  275.2  248  124  109  40  109  152  3.56  137   4.5  -64  
  P  Hal Brown            31  13   6  .684  50  14   4  19   5   2   1  166.2  129   62   59  24   34   54  3.19   59   3.2  -96  
  P  Tom Gorman           31  12  11  .522  63  13   1  29  10   3   0  183.2  162   89   76  22   62   77  3.72   81   3.9  -83  
  P  Johnny Klippstein    28  12  17  .414  41  38   1   2   0   0   0  232.0  231  149  126  27  125  100  4.89  128   4.8  -53  
  P  Lou Kretlow          35   9   6  .600  50  21   2  20   1   0   0  172.2  168  103   98  23   88   80  5.11   94   4.9  -80  
  P  Jack Crimian         30   7   9  .438  48  18   1  24   5   1   0  170.2  141   81   78  28   69   59  4.11   74   3.9 -119  
  P  Wally Burnette       27   6  11  .353  52  10   1  27  12   5   0  131.2  126   59   53  10   48   59  3.62   59   4.0  -17  
  P *Jack McMahan         23   1   2  .333   3   1   0   2   0   0   0    6.2   12    8    7   2    1    3  9.45    8  11.9  380  
  P  Bill Harrington      28   0   0  .000   1   0   0   0   0   0   0    2.0    1    1    1   0    0    1  4.50    0   2.3 -220  
  P  Jose Santiago        27   0   0  .000   8   0   0   4   0   0   0   16.1   28   24   24   3   19    9 13.22   26  15.0 -142  
  P *Tom Lasorda          28   0   0  .000   2   0   0   0   0   0   0    1.1    1    0    0   0    1    1  0.00    0   2.8 -167  
  P  Troy Herriage        25   0   0  .000   2   0   0   2   0   0   0    2.2    2    1    0   0    0    5  0.00    0   2.1 -459  
  P  Moe Burtschy         34   0   1  .000   6   0   0   4   1   0   0    7.1    7    6    6   1    6    6  7.36    4   4.9  -49  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 29                                                                                      675        -72

     * - throws left-handed, otherwise throws right-handed


Team Fielding   (completed seasons only)
 An asterisk after a player's name means his fielding stats are for multiple teams.

 Catchers              Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP  OSB OCS
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---
 Tim Thompson          648  74  83  322   20   8   2  .977  16   9
 Hal Naragon           286  32  43  142   13   0   2 1.000  13   8
 Earl Averill          224  24  34  113   10   1   0  .992   8   6
 Danny Kravitz          99  11  17   48    2   3   2  .943   2   1
 Jim Mangan             58   7   9   33    3   0   0 1.000   3   1
 Clyde McCullough       54   6   8   33    0   0   0 1.000   3   0
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Vic Power 1243 141 144 1322 120 10 133 .993 10.44 Rance Pless 111 11 20 120 13 1 10 .993 10.75 Spook Jacobs 8 1 1 5 1 0 1 1.000 6.75 Jim Finigan 6 1 1 3 0 0 1 1.000 4.50 Jackie Brandt 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Don Blasingame 1363 154 154 423 447 15 101 .983 5.75 Spook Jacobs 6 0 5 3 0 0 0 1.000 4.76 Jim Finigan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Willie Jones 1250 143 145 108 286 13 31 .968 2.84 Jim Finigan 106 11 17 10 25 5 5 .875 2.96 Rance Pless 7 0 4 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.29 Hector Lopez 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .500 3.00 Danny Kravitz 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 Bobby Del Greco 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Joe DeMaestri 688 64 105 158 246 11 55 .973 5.28 Hector Lopez 664 90 93 139 225 28 36 .929 4.93 Tom Carroll 14 0 5 3 7 0 2 1.000 6.43 Don Blasingame 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 1.000 6.75 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Gene Woodling         793  85 107  166    5   1   3  .994  1.94
 Hector Lopez          458  59  61   97    2  10   0  .908  1.94
 Jackie Brandt          63   7  12    8    1   0   0 1.000  1.29
 Jim Pisoni             37   2  11    3    0   0   0 1.000  0.73
 Gino Cimoli            15   0   7    1    0   0   0 1.000  0.60
 Vic Power               3   1   1    1    0   0   0 1.000  3.00
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Bobby Del Greco 809 94 109 271 12 4 1 .986 3.15 Jackie Brandt 452 49 62 161 6 2 0 .988 3.33 Glen Gorbous 44 5 5 16 0 0 0 1.000 3.27 Gino Cimoli 36 3 7 15 0 0 0 1.000 3.75 Elmer Valo 12 0 5 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.54 Gene Woodling 9 1 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 Jim Pisoni 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 Jim Finigan 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 Vic Power 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 13.50 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Elmer Valo 718 87 92 146 2 4 0 .974 1.86 Jackie Brandt 429 47 63 86 5 0 1 1.000 1.91 Gino Cimoli 55 0 25 8 0 0 0 1.000 1.32 Gene Woodling 48 6 10 11 0 1 0 .917 2.06 Hector Lopez 42 5 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1.71 Spook Jacobs 36 4 4 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.50 Bobby Del Greco 27 3 3 9 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 Glen Gorbous 12 1 2 5 0 0 0 1.000 3.75 Jim Pisoni 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 Vic Power 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1956 Draft


Transactions

Quick Index: Teams | Leagues | Managers | Postseason