The following are the baseball events of the year 1956 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

1956 in sports

  • American football
  • Aquatic sports
  • Association football
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Combat sports
    • Sumo
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrianism
  • Esports
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice sports
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Motorsport
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Rugby league‎
  • Rugby union
  • Snooker
    • 1955–56
    • 1956–57
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Winter Leagues

Awards and honors

Major League Baseball statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Mickey Mantle1 NYY .353 Hank Aaron MIL .324
HR Mickey Mantle1 NYY 52 Duke Snider BKN 43
RBI Mickey Mantle1 NYY 130 Stan Musial STL 109
Wins Frank Lary DET 21 Don Newcombe BKN 27
ERA Whitey Ford NYY 2.47   Lew Burdette MIL 2.70  
Ks Herb Score CLE 263 Sam Jones CHC 176

1 Major League Triple Crown Batting Winner

Major league baseball final standings

Events

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February

March

April

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July

August

September

October

November

December

Births

January

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April

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June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

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April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Sources

  1. ^ Conklin, William R. "Hoboken Fete Takes Baseball Back 110 Years; Cartwright Plaque Is Unveiled at Site of Elysian Fields Rudd Determined to Speak 300 Watch Ceremony Honored in Hall of Fame", The New York Times, June 20, 1956. Accessed March 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Negro League Featured Piece – John Beckwith. Article by Kyle McNary. Baseball History Comes Alive¡ website. Retrieved on March 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Buck Weaver. Article by David Fletcher. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on March 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Connie Mack article. Baseball Hall of Fame website. Retrieved on March 5, 2018.
  5. ^ Kip Selbach. Article by Bill Nowlin. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on March 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Fred Merkle. Article by Trey Strecker SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on March 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Solly Hofman. Article by Trey Strecker. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on March 6, 2018.
  8. ^ Harry Howell. Article by Eric Sallee.SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on March 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Al Simmons. Article by Fred Stein. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on March 7, 2018.