March Thru History II, 1956

Chuck Stobbs - American League Cy Young


Chuck Stobbs won the American League Cy Young Award with 75% of the vote. Stobbs led the Red Sox with 22 wins, 2.63 ERA, .98 WHIP, and 3.9 K/9

Frank Robinson - National League Rookie of the Year


Frank Robinson won the National League Rookie of the Year. Robinson hit 30 Home Runs and drove in 83 Runs for the Redlegs, hitting .242 Avg, .796 OPS, with 109 Runs and 2 SB

Charlie Maxwell - American League Rookie of the Year


Charlie Maxwell won the 1956 American League Rookie of the Year. The Red Sox outfielder finished with 17 Home Runs, 74 RBI, .269 Avg, .782 OPS, and 67 Runs

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Rosen outburst not enough to carry Indians

Al Rosen blasted 2 homers, but it wasn't enough to lift the Indians over the Red Sox. Boston won by a score of 9-7. | Box

Cubs can't contain Crandall, fall 5-3

Del Crandall was on his game, knocking in 3 runs in Milwaukee's 5-3 victory over the Cubs. Crandall also had 3 hits in the game. | Box

Kiely blanks Cleveland with 7-0 shutout

Cleveland is hoping not to see Leo Kiely again for a long while. Kiely went the distance, leading Boston to a 7-0 victory. | Box

Stobbs blanks Cleveland with 1-0 shutout

Cleveland is hoping not to see Chuck Stobbs again for a long while. Stobbs went the distance, leading Boston to a 1-0 victory. | Box


WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

C. Maxwell, Red Sox .3332 HR3 RBI
A. Rosen, Indians .2112 HR4 RBI
J. Bucha, Indians .3331 HR4 RBI
W. Dropo, Red Sox .2781 HR4 RBI
D. Gernert, Red Sox .5002 HR3 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

G. Baker, Cubs 0 for 19 (.000)
R. Colavito, Indians 0 for 18 (.000)
B. Avila, Indians 3 for 21 (.143)
J. Pesky, Red Sox 1 for 19 (.053)
J. Logan, Braves 1 for 18 (.056)

Leaders: SLG

D. Rhodes, Giants .658
W. Mays, Giants .636
G. McDougald, Yankees .622
V. Wertz, Tigers .621
J. Garagiola, Cardinals .616

Leaders: H/9

C. Stobbs, Red Sox 5.8
B. Turley, Orioles 6.1
W. Schmidt, Cubs 6.2
D. Weik, Senators 6.4
W. Ford, Yankees 6.5

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Paul Minner, Dodgers to Cubs

New York Yankees - 1955 World Series Champion


The New York Yankees won Back to Back World Series Championships in impressive fashion. After Sweeping the Indians for the American League Pennant, the Yankee bats continued to be on fire, beating the mighty Brooklyn Dodgers 4 games to 1.

The Yankees opened the series with an impressive 6-3 win behind the pitching of Whitey Ford. Series MVP Bill Skowron scored 3 runs, crushing 2 Home Runs in the victory. Skowron finished the series batting .412 with a 2.059 OPS, with 3 Doubles and 3 Home Runs. Jackie Jensen led the way in and 8-6 game 2 victory, driving in 5, with 1 double and 1 HR.

The Dodgers got their only win in game 3 when Snider scored the game winning run in the 9th inning on a single by Campanella. Gil Hodges led the hitting for the Dodgers, batting .381 with a .952 OPS.

The Yankees took game 4 behind the 3 hit shutout pitching of Vic Raschi, and the 4 for 4 hitting by Skowron. The Yankees then closed the series behind 2 game winner Whitey Ford.

New York Yankees - 1954 World Series Champs


The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2 to take the 1954 World Series Championship. The Yanks found themselves down early as the Cubs took the first two games at Wrigley Field behind a 4 hitter by Warren Hacker and a 3 hit shutout by Bob Rush.

The Yankees returned home to the Bronx and took game 3, in a very close 4-3 victory behind Ace pitcher Whitey Ford. In game 4, the Yankees offense exploded, and the Cubs pitching could not handle the onslaught. Behind Series MVP Yogi Berra, the Yankees scored 28 runs in the next 3 games. Yogi finished the series with a .500 Avg, 1.50 OPS, and 7 RBI, batting an incredible .830 in the final 3 games.

Game 6 was an offensive thriller with 28 hits and 9 walks. The lead changed hands 5 times, but the Yankees took command in the 7th behind Bill Skowron's triple.

Smoky Burgess led the Cubs offense batting .500, 1.7 OPS.

Brooklyn Dodgers - 1953 World Series Champion


The Brooklyn Dodgers dominated the final 3 games of the 1953 World Series, beating the New York Yankees 4 games to 1. The Dodgers pitching held the Yankee bats at bay, and Rex Barney pitched fantastic in game 5, holding the Yankees to 1 run on 5 hits.

The First two games were terrific. The Yankees took game one of the series with a 3-1 victory behind the pitching of Vic Raschi and the bat of Mickey Mantle, who scored all three runs for the Yankees. The Dodgers evened the series in a 12 inning thriller. Series MVP Gil Hodges hit the game winning home run driving in Carl Furillo. Hodges finished with 3 Home Runs, hitting .348 with a 1.217 OPS. Carl Furillo (.474 avg) and Duke Snider (.389 avg) were also on fire in the Series.

The Dodgers pitchers took control of the series behind Don Newcombe in game 3. Newcombe held the Yankees to 1 run on 3 hits in seven strong innings. Mantle and Yogi Bera led the Yankee offense.

New York Yankees - 1952 World Series Champions


MVP Yogi Berra with Whitey Ford
The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 to win the 1952 World Series. The Yankees starting pitching was dominant in their 4 wins. Whitey Ford notched 2 wins, with a 1.10 ERA. Spec Shea and Bob Porterfield also pitched brilliantly, combining for a 1.05 ERA and a .764 Whip.

Series MVP Yogi Bera led the Yankees offense with 5 Home Runs. Yogi batted an incredible .556 (Avg) with a 2.33 OPS. Mickey Mantle was also a terror at the plate finishing the series with a .412 Avg and 1.941 OPS.

Del Rice was the lone bright spot for the Cubs offense, batting .375 (Avg) with a .625 OBP. The Cubs bats went cold against the Yankees staff.

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