1956 Cincinnati Redlegs Roster

National League (NL)
Team Record: 91-63
Finished 3rd in the NL
Attendance: 1,103,418, Avg. 16,469
Ballpark: Crosley Field
Manager: Birdie Tebbetts (91-63)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
1956 Cincinnati Redlegs Statistics
1956 Cincinnati Redlegs Results

The Cincinnati Redlegs of the National League ended the 1956 season with a record of 91 wins and 63 losses, finishing third in the NL.

The Redlegs scored 775 runs, most in the league. Cincinnati conceded 658 runs. Frank Robinson walloped 38 home runs for the squad, while Ted Kluszewski, Ed Bailey, Wally Post, Gus Bell and Ray Jablonski each added 20 or more also. Ted Kluszewski accounted for 102 RBI and topped hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .302 clip. Brooks Lawrence paced the team with 19 wins, and Joe Nuxhall recorded a 3.72 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Birdie Tebbetts coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Tom AckerPRRMarch 7, 19306'4"215Paterson, NJ USA
Ed BaileyCLRApril 15, 19316'2"205Strawberry Plains, TN USA
Bobby BalcenaLFRLAugust 1, 19255'7"160San Pedro, CA USA
Matt BattsPRROctober 16, 19215'11"200San Antonio, TX USA
Gus BellCFLRNovember 15, 19286'1"190Louisville, KY USA
Joe BlackPRRFebruary 8, 19246'2"220Plainfield, NJ USA
Rocky Bridges3BRRAugust 7, 19275'8"170Refugio, TX USA
Smoky BurgessCLRFebruary 6, 19275'8"185Caroleen, NC USA
George Crowe1BLLMarch 22, 19216'2"210Whiteland, IN USA
Jim Dyck1BRRFebruary 3, 19226'2"200Omaha, NE USA
Bruce EdwardsCRRJuly 15, 19235'8"180Quincy, IL USA
Curt FloodPRRJanuary 18, 19385'9"165Houston, TX USA
Art FowlerPRRJuly 3, 19225'11"180Converse, SC USA
Joe FrazierLFLROctober 6, 19226'0"180Liberty, NC USA
Hersh FreemanPRRJuly 1, 19286'3"220Gadsden, AL USA
Alex Grammas3BRRApril 3, 19266'0"175Birmingham, AL USA
Don GrossPLLJune 30, 19315'11"186Weidman, MI USA
Chuck HarmonRFRRApril 23, 19246'2"175Washington, IN USA
Ray Jablonski3BRRDecember 17, 19265'10"175Chicago, IL USA
Larry JansenPRRJuly 16, 19206'2"190Verboort, OR USA
Hal JeffcoatPRRSeptember 6, 19245'10"185West Columbia, SC USA
Bill KennedyPLLMarch 14, 19216'2"195Carnesville, GA USA
Johnny KlippsteinPRROctober 17, 19276'1"173Washington, DC USA
Ted Kluszewski1BLLSeptember 10, 19246'2"225Argo, IL USA
Paul LaPalmePLLDecember 14, 19235'10"175Springfield, MA USA
Brooks LawrencePRRJanuary 30, 19256'0"205Springfield, OH USA
Roy McMillanSSRRJuly 17, 19295'11"170Bonham, TX USA
Russ MeyerPBROctober 25, 19236'1"175Peru, IL USA
Joe NuxhallPLLJuly 30, 19286'3"195Hamilton, OH USA
John OldhamPRLNovember 6, 19326'3"198Salinas, CA USA
Stan PalysLFRRMay 1, 19306'2"190Blakely, PA USA
Wally PostRFRRJuly 9, 19296'1"190St. Wendelin, OH USA
Frank RobinsonLFRRAugust 31, 19356'1"183Beaumont, TX USA
Pat ScantleburyPLLNovember 11, 19176'1"180Gatun, Ca Panama
Art SchultLFRRJune 20, 19286'3"210Brooklyn, NY USA
Al SilveraPRRAugust 26, 19356'0"180San Diego, CA USA
Frank SmithPRRApril 4, 19286'3"195Pierrepont Manor, NY USA
Johnny Temple2BRRAugust 8, 19275'11"175Lexington, NC USA
Bob ThurmanRFLLMay 14, 19176'1"205Kellyville, OK USA


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