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The 1956 League Leaders

The 1956 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
157 Thomas PIT                719 Ashburn PHI               632 Temple CIN                
157 Virdon STL-PIT            712 Temple CIN                630 Ennis PHI                 
156 Musial STL                701 Gilliam BRO               628 Ashburn PHI               
154 Ashburn PHI               682 Musial STL                619 Dark NY-STL               
154 Temple CIN                                                                            

R                             H                             2B                            
122 Robinson CIN              200 Aaron MIL                 34  Aaron MIL                 
112 Snider BRO                190 Ashburn PHI               33  Lopata PHI                
106 Aaron MIL                 185 Virdon STL-PIT            33  Musial STL                
103 Mathews MIL               184 Musial STL                33  Snider BRO                

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
15  Bruton MIL                43  Snider BRO                109 Musial STL                
14  Aaron MIL                 38  Adcock MIL                103 Adcock MIL                
11  Moon STL                  38  Robinson CIN              102 Kluszewski CIN            
11  Walls PIT                 37  Mathews MIL               101 Snider BRO                

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
99  Snider BRO                26  Snider BRO                124 Post CIN                  
95  Gilliam BRO               22  Kluszewski CIN            101 Snider BRO                
92  Jones PHI                 20  Mays NY                   95  Robinson CIN              
91  Mathews MIL               18  Banks CHI                 93  Lopata PHI                

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
20  Robinson CIN              31  Logan MIL                 11  Long PIT                  
8   Hemus STL-PHI             18  Bruton MIL                10  Fondy CHI                 
7   Jablonski CIN             17  Groat PIT                 9   Lopata PHI                
7   Repulski STL              17  Temple CIN                8   Bruton MIL                
                                                            8   Dark NY-STL               

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
40  Mays NY                   10  Mays NY                   27  Furillo BRO               
21  Gilliam BRO               9   Banks CHI                 22  Thomas PIT                
15  White NY                  9   Gilliam BRO               21  Aaron MIL                 
14  Temple CIN                9   Moon STL                  20  Campanella BRO            

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.328 Aaron MIL                .399 Snider BRO               .598 Snider BRO               
.319 Virdon STL-PIT           .399 Gilliam BRO              .597 Adcock MIL               
.311 Clemente PIT             .390 Moon STL                 .558 Aaron MIL                
.310 Musial STL               .386 Musial STL               .558 Robinson CIN             

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.215 Hoak CHI                 .275 Spencer NY               .311 Hoak CHI                 
.221 Spencer NY               .283 Hoak CHI                 .321 Groat PIT                
.235 Thomson MIL              .290 Fondy CHI                .321 O'Connell MIL            
.239 O'Connell MIL            .299 Ennis PHI                .322 Blasingame STL           

BFW                           
4.1 Aaron MIL                 
4.1 Mays NY                   
3.7 McMillan CIN              
3.6 Musial STL                

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
155 Piersall BOS              721 Fox CHI                   649 Fox CHI                   
154 Fox CHI                   693 Kaline DET                617 Kaline DET                
153 Kaline DET                684 Yost WAS                  601 Piersall BOS              
152 3 players                 681 Piersall BOS              591 Kuenn DET                 

R                             H                             2B                            
132 Mantle NY                 196 Kuenn DET                 40  Piersall BOS              
109 Fox CHI                   194 Kaline DET                32  Kaline DET                
106 Minoso CHI                192 Fox CHI                   32  Kuenn DET                 
96  4 players                 188 Mantle NY                 29  4 players                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
11  Jensen BOS                52  Mantle NY                 130 Mantle NY                 
11  Lemon WAS                 32  Wertz CLE                 128 Kaline DET                
11  Minoso CHI                30  Berra NY                  106 Wertz CLE                 
11  Simpson KC                29  Sievers WAS               105 Berra NY                  
                                                            105 Simpson KC                

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
151 Yost WAS                  11  Williams BOS              138 Lemon WAS                 
112 Mantle NY                 10  Sievers WAS               105 Doby CHI                  
102 Doby CHI                  10  Wertz CLE                 99  Mantle NY                 
102 Williams BOS              9   Berberet WAS              88  Sievers WAS               
                              9   Yost WAS                                                

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
23  Minoso CHI                14  Aparicio CHI              12  Piersall BOS              
16  Lollar CHI                14  Kell CHI-BAL              8   Kuenn DET                 
10  Fox CHI                   13  Fox CHI                   8   Maxwell DET               
9   Courtney WAS              9   3 players                 7   4 players                 
9   Hatfield DET-CHI                                                                      

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
21  Aparicio CHI              9   Rivera CHI                23  Jensen BOS                
20  Rivera CHI                8   McDougald NY              21  Triandos BAL              
17  Avila CLE                 7   Piersall BOS              19  4 players                 
12  Minoso CHI                6   5 players                                               

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.353 Mantle NY                .479 Williams BOS             .705 Mantle NY                
.345 Williams BOS             .464 Mantle NY                .605 Williams BOS             
.332 Kuenn DET                .436 Nieman CHI-BAL           .534 Maxwell DET              
.326 Maxwell DET              .425 Minoso CHI               .534 Berra NY                 

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.217 Miranda BAL              .281 Gardner BAL              .282 Miranda BAL              
.224 Avila CLE                .287 Miranda BAL              .318 Avila CLE                
.231 Gardner BAL              .301 Tuttle DET               .323 Carrasquel CLE           
.231 Yost WAS                 .301 Busby CLE                .334 Gardner BAL              

BFW                           
8.1 Mantle NY                 
4.3 Berra NY                  
3.9 Kaline DET                
3.5 McDougald NY              

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
68  Face PIT                  42  Friend PIT                22  Roberts PHI               
64  Freeman CIN               39  Kline PIT                 20  Spahn MIL                 
64  Wilhelm NY                37  Roberts PHI               19  Friend PIT                
62  Labine BRO                36  Antonelli NY              18  Newcombe BRO              
                              36  Newcombe BRO                                            

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
6   Burdette MIL              47  Freeman CIN               19  Labine BRO                
5   Antonelli NY              47  Labine BRO                18  Freeman CIN               
5   Newcombe BRO              47  Lown CHI                  13  Lown CHI                  
4   Friend PIT                38  Wilhelm NY                9   Bessent BRO               
                                                            9   Jackson STL               

W                             L                             IP                            
27  Newcombe BRO              18  Kline PIT                 314.1 Friend PIT              
20  Antonelli NY              18  Roberts PHI               297.1 Roberts PHI             
20  Spahn MIL                 17  Friend PIT                281.1 Spahn MIL               
19  3 players                 17  Gomez NY                  268   Newcombe BRO            

H                             HR                            R                             
328 Roberts PHI               46  Roberts PHI               155 Roberts PHI               
310 Friend PIT                33  Newcombe BRO              137 Friend PIT                
263 Kline PIT                 30  Rush CHI                  113 Haddix STL-PHI            
249 Spahn MIL                 28  Hacker CHI                110 Kline PIT                 
                                                            110 Law PIT                   

ER                            BB                            IB                            
147 Roberts PHI               115 Jones CHI                 18  Friend PIT                
121 Friend PIT                105 Buhl MIL                  15  Face PIT                  
100 Gomez NY                  92  Mizell STL                13  Klippstein CIN            
99  Kline PIT                 87  Craig BRO                 12  3 players                 
                              87  Nuxhall CIN                                             

SO                            HBP                           WP                            
176 Jones CHI                 10  Klippstein CIN            10  Kline PIT                 
170 Haddix STL-PHI            9   Gomez NY                  10  Roebuck BRO               
166 Friend PIT                8   Jones CHI                 8   Law PIT                   
157 Roberts PHI               7   Mizell STL                8   McDaniel STL              
                              7   Phillips MIL                                            

BK                            ERA                              High ERA                         
2   Koufax BRO                2.70 Burdette MIL             4.66 Hacker CHI               
1   Many players              2.78 Spahn MIL                4.58 Gomez NY                 
                              2.86 Antonelli NY             4.45 Roberts PHI              
                              2.87 Maglie BRO               4.32 Law PIT                  

PW                            
4.1 Newcombe BRO              
3.7 Spahn MIL                 
3.5 Antonelli NY              
2.6 Burdette MIL              

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
62  Zuverink BAL              38  Lary DET                  21  Lemon CLE                 
54  Crimian KC                35  Lemon CLE                 21  Pierce CHI                
52  Gorman KC                 35  Wynn CLE                  20  Lary DET                  
48  Delock BOS                34  Ditmar KC                 18  3 players                 
48  Mossi CLE                 34  Hoeft DET                                               

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
5   Score CLE                 40  Zuverink BAL              16  Zuverink BAL              
4   5 players                 28  Aber DET                  11  Morgan NY                 
                              28  Delock BOS                11  Mossi CLE                 
                              26  Shantz KC                 9   Delock BOS                
                                                            9   Shantz KC                 

W                             L                             IP                            
21  Lary DET                  22  Ditmar KC                 294   Lary DET                
20  5 players                 18  Pascual WAS               277.2 Wynn CLE                
                              15  Stobbs WAS                276.1 Pierce CHI              
                              14  3 players                 256   Foytack DET             

H                             HR                            R                             
289 Lary DET                  33  Pascual WAS               141 Ditmar KC                 
276 Hoeft DET                 30  Ditmar KC                 131 Pascual WAS               
264 Stobbs WAS                29  Stobbs WAS                127 Hoeft DET                 
261 Pierce CHI                25  Gromek DET                116 Lary DET                  

ER                            BB                            IB                            
125 Ditmar KC                 142 Foytack DET               12  Hoeft DET                 
123 Pascual WAS               129 Score CLE                 10  Howell CHI                
112 Hoeft DET                 116 Lary DET                  9   Zuverink BAL              
103 Lary DET                  112 Brewer BOS                7   5 players                 
                              112 Wiesler WAS                                             

SO                            HBP                           WP                            
263 Score CLE                 12  Lary DET                  11  Score CLE                 
192 Pierce CHI                10  Kucks NY                  8   Foytack DET               
184 Foytack DET               9   Gromek DET                7   4 players                 
172 Hoeft DET                 8   Nixon BOS                                               
                              8   Sullivan BOS                                            

BK                            ERA                              High ERA                         
3   Foytack DET               2.47 Ford NY                  5.87 Pascual WAS              
2   Aguirre CLE               2.53 Score CLE                4.42 Ditmar KC                
2   Ramos WAS                 2.72 Wynn CLE                 4.28 Wilson BAL-CHI           
2   Wilson BAL-CHI            3.03 Lemon CLE                4.18 Moore BAL                

PW                            
5.1 Wynn CLE                  
4.9 Score CLE                 
4.6 Ford NY                   
4.6 Lemon CLE                 

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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