1956 Kansas City Athletics season
The 1956 Kansas City Athletics season, the team's 56th in the American League and second in Kansas City, involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 52 wins and 102 losses, 45 games behind the World Champion New York Yankees.
|New York Yankees||97||57||.630||--|
|Chicago White Sox||85||69||.552||12|
|Boston Red Sox||84||70||.545||13|
|Kansas City Athletics||52||102||.338||45|
- April 16, 1956: Lee Wheat, Tom Saffell and cash were traded by the Athletics to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Tim Thompson.
- April 16, 1956: Johnny Groth was purchased by the Athletics from the Washington Senators.
- May 1956: Marion Fricano and $60,000 were traded by the Athletics to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Jack Crimian.
- June 14, 1956: Moe Burtschy, Bill Renna and cash were traded by the Athletics to the New York Yankees for Lou Skizas and Eddie Robinson.
- July 11, 1956: Tommy Lasorda was traded by the Athletics to the New York Yankees for Wally Burnette.
- August 17, 1956: Joe Ginsberg was traded by the Athletics to the Baltimore Orioles for Hal Smith.
- August 25, 1956: Enos Slaughter was selected off waivers from the Athletics by the New York Yankees.
|1956 Kansas City Athletics|
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Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Cox, GlennGlenn Cox||3||23.1||0||2||4.24||6|
|Lasorda, TommyTommy Lasorda||18||45.1||0||4||6.15||28|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Bradford, BillBill Bradford||1||0||0||0||9.00||0|
|AAA||Columbus Jets||International League||Nick Cullop|
|A||Columbia Gems||Sally League||Hank Biasatti|
|B||Abilene Blue Sox||Big State League||Al Evans|
|C||Crowley Millers||Evangeline League||Vince Plumbo|
|C||Pocatello Bannocks||Pioneer League||Joe Lutz and Lou Stringer|
|D||Fitzgerald A's||Georgia-Florida League||Red Treadway|
|D||Grand Island Athletics||Nebraska State League||Art Mazmanian|
|D||Seminole Oilers||Sooner State League||Burl Storie|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Seminole
- 1956 Kansas City Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
- 1956 Kansas City Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com