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1956 Denver Bears Statistics

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 87-67
Finished 2nd in the AA
Manager: Ralph Houk (87-67)
Affiliation: New York Yankees
Location: Denver, Colorado
Ballpark: Mile High Stadium
Attendance: 368,305, Avg. 4,783
1956 Denver Bears Roster

Playoffs - Denver Bears 4 games, Omaha Cardinals 2
Finals - Indianapolis Indians 4 games, Denver Bears 0

The Denver Bears of the American Association ended the 1956 season with a record of 87 wins and 67 losses, finishing second in the AA.

The Bears scored 935 runs, most in the league. Denver gave up 869 runs, most in the circuit.

Players from the 1956 Denver Bears who spent time in Major League Baseball during their careers included Hal Rice, Bobby Richardson, Norm Siebern, Carlos Paula, Johnny Kucab, Tony Kubek, Tom Lasorda, Ralph Houk, Darrell Johnson, Bobby Kline, Woodie Held, Moe Burtschy, Wally Burnette, Zeke Bella, Mike Blyzka, Bob Martyn, Cal Neeman, Moe Thacker, Marv Throneberry, Ralph Terry, Dick Tettelbach, Jack Urban, Mark Freeman and Jim Fridley.

Ralph Houk served as manager.


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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Ralph Terry134.7654.452523121174.0191101862463696305
Jimmy DePalo135.7224.884720094.010662511255446718
Johnny Kucab124.7504.504300068.07638341115436002
Jack Urban118.5795.27302481164.0184104961580492808
Mark Freeman1014.4174.873029120205.02101291112210441548010
Wally Burnette76.5384.08201681117.013461531225278301
George Maier68.4295.31272120127.015385751868579305
Charles Garmon52.7146.483330082.09461591729454121
Mike Blyzka56.4555.92371320108.013879711248456105
Tom Lasorda34.4294.9916132083.094544611342541011
Jim Kite22.5005.613060069.0925243839234110
Jim Russell004.151000013.01613649210001
Moe Burtschy04.00090.00
Totals8767.5655.05357150046301304.0148883973116656943789364570

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Bob Martyn145634582108183389127574391.314.362.473.8352756324
Marv Throneberry15264756512317831542145668132.315.386.611.99734574010
Tony Kubek13857253287176311068563659.331.371.461.8312455004
Bobby Richardson1245705341021753012107382932.328.362.485.84725913061
Jim Fridley1436185431051582952410506297.291.365.495.86026915517
Woodie Held15464756599156211135125466139.276.359.538.897304151006
Darrell Johnson1073943676111720374811732.319.355.447.80216411604
Gene Hassell10632426059836402445712.319.444.373.817974241
Zeke Bella77278250408014374922234.320.372.484.85612111114
Dick Tettelbach742582202455112225103633.250.354.345.700765011
Norm Siebern3612810018306281902625.300.453.6401.093644200
Cal Neeman3212911311301121211518.265.349.345.694393001
Jack Urban4181791328622160011.354.362.557.919441110
Moe Thacker34114991219201801330.192.289.242.532243101
Ralph Terry257268111730080015.250.261.294.555206130
Tom Lasorda1931283102125023.357.419.7141.134202100
Hal Rice103229494004032.310.375.448.823130000
George Maier2848438901160316.209.261.326.586140020
Mike Blyzka3730282810020112.286.310.321.63290010
Jim Kite343433381002000.242.242.273.51591010
Bobby Kline104035280002042.229.325.229.55480100
Mark Freeman3082742810030125.108.132.122.25393160
Jimmy DePalo493127450000023.185.241.185.42751020
Charles Garmon332422340002027.182.250.182.43240000
Wally Burnette2047424400010017.095.136.095.23241230
Johnny Kucab431514121002002.143.143.214.35731010
Jim Russell1033110011000.333.3331.3331.66740000
Moe Burtschy9661.167.167.167.3331
Ralph Houk1440.000.000.000.0000
Tom McDonald1110.000.000.000.0000
Totals172258945266910156225971162847490508849.297.360.465.82524491184135440


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Marv Throneberry1B151123313518125.9879.060
Bobby Richardson2B1232974212797.9645.837
Gene Hassell2B255466510.9604.800
Bobby Kline2B102729041.0005.600
Woodie Held3B1121002072317.9302.741
Gene Hassell3B424295511.9653.262
Darrell JohnsonC101560441211.9815.9803
Moe ThackerC311292026.9874.8065
Cal NeemanC312041112.9956.9352
Bob MartynOF1403278110.9682.393
Jim FridleyOF1382141110.9961.630
Dick TettelbachOF6597360.9431.538
Zeke BellaOF62157210.9942.565
Norm SiebernOF2946210.9801.655
Jimmy DePaloP4761913.962.532
Johnny KucabP43717021.000.558
Mike BlyzkaP371114011.000.676
Charles GarmonP3391410.958.697
Jack UrbanP30143513.9801.633
Jim KiteP3031410.944.567
Mark FreemanP30122540.9021.233
George MaierP27112111.9701.185
Ralph TerryP25122433.9231.440
Wally BurnetteP2052311.9661.400
Tom LasordaP1681130.8641.188
Jim RussellP1022001.000.400
Moe BurtschyP9.000
Tony KubekSS1202473323986.9374.825
Woodie HeldSS37741051327.9324.838
Totals157439081710181410.9693.5691000

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.





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