Minneapolis Millers - Compiled by Stew Thornley
1956 - American Association, 78-75-1 4th place - Standings, statistics, and notes follow game-by-game results
Manager: Eddie Stanky
*Scheduled for seven innings
Date Opponent Outcome Record Notes
Tu 4/17 at Charleston Senators L 6-8 0-1 Losing pitching-Dick Strahs 0-1.
W 4/18 at Charleston W 6-5 1-1 Winning pitcher-Floyd Melliere 1-0.  Millers break a 4-4 tie in the 9th by scoring 2 runs on 5 walks.  Charleston pitchers walked 12 batters in this game and 23 in the first 2 games.
Th 4/19 at Charleston L 4-14 1-2 LP-Jim Constable 0-1.
F 4/20 at Louisville Colonels L 4-7 1-3 LP-Neil Roberts 0-1.
Sa 4/21 at Louisville W 8-3 2-3 WP-Melliere 2-0.
Su 4/22-1 at Louisville W 7-4 3-3 WP-Whitey Konikowski 1-0.
*Su 4/22-2 at Louisville T 2-2 (7, rain and cold) 3-3-1
Tu 4/24 Wichita Braves L 3-5 3-4 LP-Melliere 2-1.  First game at new stadium before 18,366.  Charlie Goren pitches a 6-hitter for Wichita (which moved from Toledo), and the Braves score 2 in the 8th to break a 3-3 tie.   Jake Jenkins of the Millers hits the first home run in the new stadium, a 2-run homer in the 6th to tie the game 3-3.
Play of Four Decisions: With Wichita leading 2-1 in the top of the 5th and Joe Koppe on third, Koppe broke for hom and was called out at the plate by Bob Phillips.  Wichita manager George Selkirk argued.  Phillips thought he said Selkirk was claiming that Constable had balked and changed the call to safe.  Eddie Stanky argued.  Phillips checked with third-base umpire John Mullen, who said he had not called a balk.  Phillips changed the call to out again.  Selkirk returned, saying he had not argued for a balk but that catcher Vern Rapp had dropped the ball.  Phillips checked with Mullen, who said Rapp had dropped the ball, and changed the call to safe.  At that point, Stanky drop-kicked his hat and was ejected, along with Rapp.
W 4/25 Wichita W 9-8 (10) 4-4 WP-Curt Barclay 1-0.  Before 64- fans, Willie Kirkland (who was 4 for 4 with a home run) scores the winning run on a balk by Carlton Willey.  Selkirk protests the game.
Th 4/26 Wichita, cold
F 4/27 Indianapolis Indians, cold
Sa 4/28 Indianapolis W 4-2 5-4 WP-Konikowski 2-0.
Su 4/29-1 Indianapolis W 6-4 6-4 WP-Constable 1-1.
*Su 4/29-2 Indianapolis W 5-0 7-4 WP-Bill Bradford 1-0.
M 4/30 at Wichita W 10-3 8-4 WP-Barclay 2-0.
Tu 5/1 at Wichita, rain
*W 5/2-1 at Wichita W 7-4 9-4 WP-Konikowski 3-0.
W 5/2-2 at Wichita L 6-9 9-5 LP-Fernando Rodriguez 0-1.
Th 5/3 at Wichita L 3-6 9-6 LP-Bradford 1-1.
F 5/4 at Indianapolis W 8-6 10-6 WP-Constable 2-1.  Kirkland htis 8th home run to lead league.
Sa 5/5 at Indianapolis L 2-5 10-7 LP-Barclay 2-1.
Su 5/6-1 at Indianapolis W 5-4 11-7 WP-Melliere 3-1.
*Su 5/6-2 at Indianapolis L 2-5 11-8 LP-Rodriguez 0-2.  Giants take Bill White from the Millers in exchange for Gail Harris.
M 5/7 Charleston Senators W 6-0 12-8 WP-Constable 3-1.  First night game at the new stadium.  Jim Bunning of Charleston strikes out out 10 in 7 innings but loses, giving up home runs to Kirkland (his 9th) and Bill Taylor.
Tu 5/8 Charleston W 2-1 13-8 WP-Barclay 3-1.  4-hitter by Barclay, who had a no-hitter until Charley Kress singled with 2 out in the seventh.  Charleston catcher Charlie Lau and Harris get into a fight after Lau tags out Harris between third and home after Harris tripped rounding third.
W 5/9 Charleston W 8-6 14-8 WP-Melliere 4-1.  HR-Harris 2, Kirkland.
Th 5/10 Charleston, rain
F 5/11 Louisville W 10-7 15-8 WP-Constable 4-1.  Jake Jenkins gets 4 hits, and Kirland hits his 11th home run.
Sa 5/12 Louisville W 7-3 16-8 WP-Barclay 4-1.
Su 5/13 Louisville, rain
M 5/14 at Omaha Cardinals L 4-8 16-9 LP-Konikowski 3-1.
Tu 5/15 at Omaha W 3-0 17-9 WP-Phil Paine 1-0.  4-hitter for Paine, obtained on option from Milwaukee in a deal that sent Don Bollweg to Wichita, in his Millers debut.  Bob Lennon optioned to the Millers.
W 5/16 at Omaha W 4-3 (10) 18-9 WP-Konikowski 4-1.  Millers sell Rodriguez and deactivate player-coach Dave Garcia to reach the American Association player limit of 21.
Th 5/17 at Omaha L 0-1 18-10 LP-Barclay 4-2.  Jake Jenkins sprains ankle on an attempted steal.
F 5/18 at St. Paul Saints L 4-8 18-11 LP-Konikowkski 4-2.  With Jenkins out, the Millers activate 43-year-old Angelo Giuliani, now a Giants scout, as a backup catcher.  Don Wheeler was later activated as a backup catcher.
Sa 5/19 St. Paul W 4-1 19-11 WP-Frank Barnes 1-0.  Barnes, obtained on option from Toronto in the International League, retires the first 15 Saints and has a no-hitter for the first 5-1/3 innings.
Su 5/20 St. Paul W 10-7 20-11 WP-Bradford 2-1.  11th straight home win for the Millers after losing their first game in the new stadium.
M 5/21 Omaha L 7-8 (10) 20-12 LP-Bradford 2-2.  Miller, down 6-4 with 2 out and none on in the 9th, tie the game on singles by Joe Bracchitta, Joe Amalfitano, and Gil Coan but lose in 10th. 
Tu 5/22 Omaha W 5-3 21-12 WP-Barclay 5-2. 
W 5/23 Omaha W 2-0 22-12 WP-Barnes 2-0.  3-hitter by Barnes.  Game played in 1 hour, 45 minutes.
Th 5/24 Omaha, rain
F 5/25 Denver Bears L 1-2 22-13 LP-Constable 4-2.  Ralph Terry pitches 6-hitter as Denver opens up 3-1/2 game lead over the second-place Millers.
Sa 5/26 Denver W 5-3 23-13 WP-Barclay 6-2.  Barclay hits 405-foot homer to center.  Millers score 4 in the 7th, a rally capped by Lee Tate's 2-run homer to break 3-3 tie.
Su 5/27-1 Denver L 3-5 23-14 LP-Konikowski 4-3.
*Su 5/27-2 Denver L 2-6 23-15 LP-Paine 1-1.
M 5/28 St. Paul, rain
Tu 5/29 at St. Paul L 6-8 23-16 LP-Paine 1-2.
W 5/30 a.m. at St. Paul L 1-5 23-17 LP-Barclay 6-3.
W 5/30 p.m. St. Paul L 8-11 23-18 LP-Bradford 2-3.
Th 5/31 St. Paul L 5-10 23-19 LP-Melliere 4-2.  Kirkland homers but Millers lose 6th straight and drop to third place.
F 6/1 at Denver L 6-7 23-20 LP-Paine 1-3.
Sa 6/2 at Denver L 1-4 23-21 LP-Constable 4-3.
Su 6/3 at Denver W 9-8 24-21 WP-Paine 2-3.
M 6/4 at Louisville L 5-7 24-22 LP-Pete Burnside 0-1.  Burnside missed the first part of the season after breaking a bone in his left foot during spring training.
Tu 6/5 at Louisville W 9-4 25-22 WP-Barnes 3-0.
*W 6/6-1 at Louisville W 4-2 26-22 WP-Constable 5-3.
W 6/6-2 at Louisville W 2-1 27-22 WP-Bradford 3-3.
Th 6/7 New York Giants (ex.) L 4-6 LP-Strahs.  Willie Mays of the Giants hits 2 home runs, 1 estimated at 450 feet,  before 21,832 fans.
Th 6/8 at Charleston L 3-4 27-23 LP-Bradford 3-4.
*Sa 6/9-1 at Charleston W 1-0 28-23 WP-Barnes 4-0.  2-hitter by Barnes, who has allowed only 2 earned runs since joining the Millers.
Sa 6/9-2 at Charleston L 4-9 28-24 LP-Konikowski 4-4.
Su 6/10 at Charleston L 2-5 28-25 LP-Paine 2-4.
M 6/11 Indianapolis W 6-2 29-25 WP-Constable 6-3.  Kirkland hits 15th home run of the season.
*Tu 6/12-1 Indianapolis W 5-4 30-25 WP-Bradford 4-4.  Millers score 2 in the last of the 7th, capped by Ed Bressoud's third single of the game.  Ejected from the game, Stanky changes into street clothes and watches from the stands.
Tu 6/12-2 Indianapolis L 2-3 30-26 LP-Barclay 6-4.
W 6/13 Indianapolis W 4-1 31-26 WP-Barnes 5-0.
Th 6/14 Indianapolis, rain
*F 6/15-1 Wichita L 0-1 31-27 LP-Al Corwin 0-1.  3-hitter by Corwin.
F 6/15-2 Wichita W 8-0 32-27 WP-Mel Held 1-0.  2-hitter by Held.  Millers buy Wayne Terwilliger from the Giants.
Sa 6/16 Wichita, rain
Su 6/17-1 Wichita L 2-7 32-28 LP-Burnside 0-2.
*Su 6/17-2 Wichita W 2-1 33-28 WP-Barnes.  1-hitter by Barnes - only hit was by Bollweg in the 5th inning.
M 6/18 at Indianapolis, rain
*Tu 6/19-1 at Indianapolis W 6-1 34-28 WP-Joe Margoneri 1-0.  2-hitter by Margoneri in his first game back with the Millers.  Kirkland hits 17th home run.
Tu 6/19-2 at Indianapolis L 0-9 34-29 LP-Barclay 6-5.
W 6/20 at Indianapolis L 4-6 34-30 LP-Corwin 0-2.
Th 6/21 at Indianapolis, rain
F 6/22 at Wichita L 2-5 34-31 LP-Barnes 6-1.
Sa 6/23 at Wichita L 3-4 34-32 LP-Held 1-1.
*Su 6/24-1 at Wichita W 3-1 35-32 WP-Margoneri 2-0.  Margoneri pitches 2nd straight 2-hitter.
Su 6/24-2 at Wichita L 5-9 35-33 LP-Burnside 0-3.
M 6/25 Louisville, rain
*Tu 6/26-1 Louisville W 7-1 36-33 LP-Corwin 1-2.
Tu 6/26-2 Louisville W 7-6 37-33 WP-Paine.  Barnes knocked out of game.  Kirkland hits 19th home run.
W 6/27 Louisville L 4-8 37-34 LP-Held 1-2.  Dedication of new stadium attended by commissioner Ford Frick, league presidents Will Harridge and Warren Giles, American Association president Ed Doherty, Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants, and National Association president George Trautman.
Th 6/28 Louisville L 3-5 37-35 LP-Margoneri 2-1.
F 6/29 Charleston W 5-0 38-35 WP-Barclay 7-5.  3-hitter by Barclay.
Sa 6/30 Charleston W 4-0 39-35 WP-Barnes 7-1.  6-hitter by Barnes.
Su 7/1-1 Charleston W 5-4 40-35 WP-Paine 4-4.  After Charleston scores 4 in the top of the 8th for a 4-3 lead, Minneapolis scores 2 in the bottom of the inning.  
*Su 7/1-2 Charleston W 7-2 41-35 WP-Paine 5-4.  Paine wins both games of the doubleheader in relief, retiring 14 batters in a row in the second game.  Kirkland hits 20th homer.  Millers get no assists as all 21 outs are on strikeouts or fly balls.
M 7/2 Charleston W 4-3 42-35 WP-Bradford 5-4.  Millers score 3 in the last of the 9th.  Barclay pinch hits and singles home Jenkins from second with the winning run.
Tu 7/3 at St. Paul L 2-3 42-36 LP-Ramon Monzant 0-1.
W 7/4 a.m. St. Paul W 10-0 43-36 WP-Barclay 8-5.
W 7/4 p.m. at St. Paul L 5-9 43-37 LP-Konikowski 4-5.  Harris, who began wearing glasses in June, homers in each game.
Th 7/5 St. Paul W 1-0 (10) 44-37 WP-Corwin 2-2.  5-hitter by Corwin, who singles in the winning run in the 10th.
F 7/6 at Omaha L 3-14 44-38 LP-Margoneri 2-2.  Kirkland hits 21st home run.  Wally Lammers hits a 1st-inning grand slam for Omaha.
Sa 7/7 at Omaha, wet grounds
*Su 7/8-1 at Omaha L 1-2 44-39 LP-Margoneri 2-3.  Omaha manager John Keane plays the game under protest after Margoneri is given unlimited warmup time after Ramon Monzant leaves the game with arm trouble after pitching to the first batter of the game.
Su 7/8-2 at Omaha W 15-3 45-39 WP-Barnes 8-1.  Barnes strikes out 12.  Kirkland hits 22nd home run and drives in 4.  Bill Taylor hits 2 homers.
M 7/9 at Denver L 8-21 45-40 LP-Barclay 8-6.  Marv Throneberry of Denver gets 5 hits, including 2 home runs, drives in 6 runs, and hits for the cycle.  Throneberry now has 27 homers and 87 RBIs.  Taylor homers twice for the Millers.
Tu 7/10 at Denver L 1-5 45-41 LP-Corwin 2-3.
W 7/11 at Denver W 13-6 46-41 WP-Margoneri 3-3.
Th 7/12 at Denver W 9-5 47-41 WP-Barnes 9-1.  Barnes now has a win against every team in the league.
F 7/13 at St. Cloud Rox (ex.) W 8-1 WP-Held.  Stanky plays 2 innings at second base.
Sa 7/14 at St. Paul, rain
Su 7/15 at St. Paul L 10-11 (10) 47-42 LP-Barnes 9-2.  Barnes loses in relief.  Stanky leaves for Fairhope, Alabama, to see his family and daughter, who was born June 16.   Coach Dave Garcia manages in his absence.
M 7/16 American Association All-Star Game at Denver L 8-10 LP-John Jansce of St. Paul in front of 19,769 fans in Denver.
T 7/17 St. Paul W 2-1 48-42 WP-Corwin 3-3.
W 7/18 Denver, rain 49-42
*Th 7/19-1 Denver W 4-2 (6, rain) WP-Barnes 10-2.  New stadium now named Metropolitan Stadium.
Th 7/19-2 Denver, rain
*F 7/20-1 Denver W 8-1 50-42 WP-Barclay 9-6.  2-hitter by Barclay.
F 7/20-2 Denver L 1-3 50-43 LP-Constable 6-4.  Tom Lasorda pitches a 4-hitter for Denver - had no-hitter until the 8th.  Toronto recalls Barnes and trades him to the St. Louis Cardinals, who send him to Omaha.
S 7/21 Omaha L 9-13 (13) 50-44 LP-Barclay 9-7.  Barclay loses in relief.
Su 7/22-1 Omaha W 10-1 51-44 WP-Burnside 1-3.  Harris hits 2 home runs.
*Su 7/22-2 Omaha L 2-3 51-45 LP-Paine 5-5.
M 7/23 Omaha L 8-9 51-46 LP-Bradford 5-5.
*Tu 7/24-1 at Louisville W 10-3 52-46 WP-Corwin 4-3.
Tu 7/24-2 at Louisville L 2-3 (10) 52-47 LP-Paine 5-6.
W 7/25 at Louisville W 6-4 53-47 WP-Barclay 10-7.
Th 7/26 at Louisville L 5-6 53-48 LP-Burnside 1-4.
F 7/27 at Charleston W 9-6 54-48 WP-Held 2-2.
*Sa 7/28-1 at Charleston L 0-5 54-49 LP-Constable 6-5.
Sa 7/28-2 at Charleston L 0-5 54-50 LP-Corwin 4-4.
Su 7/29 at Charleston, rain
M 7/30 Louisville, rain
*Tu 7/31-1 Louisville W 2-1 (10) 55-50 WP-Burnside 2-4.
Tu 7/31-2 Louisville W 5-3 56-50 WP-Barclay 11-7.
*W 8/1-1 Louisville W 4-2 57-50 WP-Corwin 5-4.
W 8/1-2 Louisville W 7-6 58-50 WP-Paine 6-6.  Millers score 4 in the last of the 9th, capped by Bobby Stephenson's 2-out, 2-run single.
Th 8/2 Louisville, rain
*Th 8/3-1 Charleston L 0-5 58-51 LP-Held 2-3.  1-hitter by Gene Host.  Jenkins gets the only hit in the 5th inning.
Th 8/3-2 Charleston W 4-2 59-51 WP-Barclay 12-7.
Sa 8/4 Charleston L 2-6 59-52 LP-Constable 6-6.
Su 8/5 Charleston W 3-2 60-52 WP-Burnside 3-4.
M 8/6 St. Paul L 4-5 60-53 LP-Corwin 5-5.  Kirkland hits 2 homers (26).
Tu 8/7 at Wichita L 1-3 60-54 LP-Barclay 12-8.  
W 8/8 at Wichita W 2-1 61-54 WP-Constable 7-6.
Th 8/9 at Wichita L 5-6 61-55 LP-Constable 7-7.  Kirkland homers.
*F 8/10-1 at Indianapolis L 1-4 61-56 LP-Burnside 3-5.  Bill Harrell hits inside-the-park home run for Indianapolis.
F 8/10-2 at Indianapolis L 6-12 61-57 LP-Burnside 3-6.  Dave Pope and Larry Raines hit inside-the-park homers for Indianapolis.  Kirkland homers for Minneapolis.  Burnside loses in relief after starting and losing the first game.
Sa 8/11 at Indianapolis W 5-2 62-57 WP-Barclay 13-8.
Su 8/12 at Indianapolis L 6-8 62-58 LP-Constable 7-8.
M 8/13 Cleveland Indians (ex.) W 5-4 WP-Strahs.
M 8/13 Indianapolis L 5-10 62-59 LP-Bradford 5-6.  Crowd of 20,713 sees the Cleveland Indians followed by the Indianapolis Indians.
*Tu 8/14-1 Indianapolis L 2-6 62-60 LP-Corwin 5-6.
Tu 8/14-2 Indianapolis W 3-2 63-60 WP-Burnside 4-6.
W 8/15 Indianapolis W 8-4 64-60 WP-Paine 7-6.
Th 8/16 Denver W 5-4 65-60 WP-Constable 8-8.  Taylor gets 4 hits, including a double and home run.
F 8/17 Denver W 9-4 66-60 WP-Held 3-3.  Millers knock the Bears out of first place for the first time this season.  Indianapolis leads Denver by 1 game and Minneapolis by 8.
Sa 8/18 Denver L 3-4 (10) 66-61 LP-Bradford 5-7.  Harris ties the game with a 2-run homer in the last of the 9th, but Jim Fridley hits his second home run of the game in the top of the 10th.
Su 8/19 Denver L 5-6 66-62 LP-Barclay 13-9.  Kirkland hits his 30th home run before 5,840, which brings the season attendance total to 275,342 (in 52 openings), breaking the Millers previous record of 274,893, set in 1948.  (In 1955, at Nicollet Park, the Millers drew 177,548 in 68 openings.)
M 8/20 at Omaha L 4-13 66-63 LP-Constable 8-9.
Tu 8/21 at Omaha W 12-8 67-63 WP-Paine 8-6.  Kirkland homers and drives in 4 to bring his RBI total to 102.
W 8/22 at Omaha W 7-3 68-63 WP-Roger Bowman 1-0.
Th 8/23 at Omaha L 0-7 68-64 LP-Burnside 4-7.
F 8/24 at St. Paul L 7-17 68-65 LP-Barclay 13-10.
Sa 8/25 St. Paul W 2-0 69-65 WP-Constable 9-9.
Su 8/26 (day) at St. Paul W 7-3 70-65 WP-Held 4-3.
Su 8/26 (night) at St. Paul W 7-2 71-65 WP-Barclay 14-10.
M 8/27 Omaha W 2-0 72-65 WP-Bowman 2-0.  5-hitter by Bowman before 10,620 on Appreciation Night.  Gil Coan, with a 20-yard handicap, won an 80-race with a horse.  Vern Rapp  was to have caught a ball dropped 600 feet from a helicopter, but it wasn't held because of engine trouble with the helicopter.  Don Grate broke his own record in distance throwing - set August 23, 1953 at Chattanooga when he threw a ball 443 feet, 3-1/2 inches - with a 445-foot throw.  
Tu 8/28 Omaha L 0-7 72-66 LP-Burnside 4-8.
W 8/29 Omaha L 2-4 72-67 LP-Constable 9-10.
Th 8/30 Omaha L 6-8 (11) 72-68 LP-Corwin 5-7.
*F 8/31-1 Wichita L 2-3 72-69 LP-Bowman 2-1.
F 8/31-2 Wichita W 7-1 73-69 WP-Burnside 5-8
Sa 9/1 Wichita L 3-4 (15) 73-70 WP-Bowman 2-2.
Su 9/2-1 Wichita W 3-2 74-70 WP-Held 5-3.  Kirkland triples in 2 runs and scores 1.
*Su 9/2-2 Wichita W 4-2 75-70 WP-Corwin 6-7.  Kirkland triples and homers.
M 9/3 a.m. at St. Paul L 5-9 75-71 LP-Barclay 14-11.
M 9/3 p.m. St. Paul L 1-6 75-72 LP-Burnside 5-9.
Tu 9/4 St. Paul W 6-5 76-72 WP-Barclay 15-11.  Millers finish home regular season with attendance of 318,366 in 62 openings.  Harris hits 2 home runs, the second in the 5th inning to tie the game 5-5.  Kirkland hits his 34th home run of the season in the 7th for the winning run.
W 9/5 at St. Paul L 0-4 76-73 LP-Corwin 6-8.  Final game at Lexington Park (Saints to move into Midway Stadium in 1957.)  Stan Williams pitches a 6-hitter for St. Paul before 2,227 fans on a cold and rainy night.  Saints finish the home season with attendance of 102,004.  Infielder Roy Hartsfield has been managing St. Paul as regular manager Max Macon has been out with hepatitis.
Th 9/6 at Denver W 10-4 77-73 WP-Constable 10-10.  Kirkland hits 2 home runs, both over the center-field fence.
F 9/7 at Denver W 7-2 78-73 WP-Held 6-3.  Millers clinch playoff spot as Kirkland hits his 37th home run.
Sa 9/8 at Denver L 7-13 78-74 LP-Corwin 6-9.  Constable steps on ball during batting practice and sprains ankle.
Su 9/9 at Denver L 2-4 78-75-1 LP-Strahs 0-2.
Playoffs
Tu 9/11 at Indianapolis W 2-0 1-0 WP-Barclay.  4-hitter by Barclay beats Bud Daley, who was 11-1 during the regular season.
W 9/12 at Indianapolis L 0-4 1-1 LP-Bowman.  Dick Tomanek pitches a 5-hitter for Indianapolis.  Roger Maris hits a 2-run homer in the 1st inning, adds a run-scoring single in the 5th, and makes a sensational catch.
Th 9/13 at Indianapolis L 4-5 1-2 LP-Burnside.  Both starters, Corwin and Dolan Nichols, fail to retire a batter.  Daley wins with 3-1/3 innings of scoreless relief.  Joe Altobelli doubles home 2 runns off Burnside in the 6th for a 5-4 lead.
F 9/14 Indianapolis L 0-1 (8, curfew) 1-3 LP-Constable.  John Gray pitches 3-hitter for Indianapolis.  Game delayed 3 times by rain totaling 2 hours, 58 minutes in delays (final delay was 2:15).  Game stopped after 8 innings by 12:50 a.m. curfew.
Su 9/16 Indianapolis W 3-0 2-3 WP-Barclay.  6-hitter by Barclay for second shutout and win over Daley in the series.  There was no game on Saturday, September 15 because Met Stadium was used for the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia National Football League exhibition game.
M 9/17 Indianapolis W 2-1 3-3 WP-Burnside.  5-hitter by Burnside.  Ozzie Virgil homers in the 4th for a 1-0 lead.  Indianpolis  ties game in the 5th.  Harris homers in the 7th.
Tu 9/18 Indianapolis L 1-2 3-4 LP-Paine.  Gray pitches 5-hitter, strikes out 10, and doesn't walk anyone.  Bressoud homers in the 6th to tie game 1-1.  Altobelli breaks tie with homer in the 7th.  Total attendance at Met Stadium for the playoff games was 15,683.
W L Manager
Indianapolis 92 62 Kerby Farrell
Denver 87 67 Ralph Houk
Omaha 82 71 John Keane
Minneapolis 78 75 Eddie Stanky
St. Paul 75 78 Max Macon
Charleston 74 79 Charlie Metro-Frank Skaff
Wichita 65 88 George Selkirk
Louisville 60 93 John "Red" Marion-Max Carey
Statistics
Player Games Batting Average Home Runs Runs Batted In Position
Valmy Thomas 3 .400
Dave Garcia 5 .333
Don Grate* 124 .316 4 36 3b-of
Bill Taylor 121 .308 19 69 of
Vern Rapp 85 .302 11 32 c
Willie Kirkland 154 .293 37 120 of
Bill White 20 .292 3 14 1b-of
Gil Coan 134 .286 12 54 of
Wilburn “Jake” Jenkins 116 .278 5 50 c
Gail Harris 133 .270 24 82 1b
Ed Bressoud 86 .269 3 36 ss
Bob Lennon 78 .266 7 27 of
Ozzie Virgil 152 .265 10 67 3b
Joe Bracchitta* 83 .261 0 14 of
Joey Amalfitano 44 .256 0 8 2b
Lee Tate 100 .255 3 25 2b-ss
Don Bollweg* 125 .248 19 73 1b
Wayne Terwilliger 90 .245 2 27 2b
Bob Stephenson* 118 .238 3 31 ss
Bill Wells 19 .125 0 3 of
Pitcher G IP W L ERA
Roger Bowman 10 41 2 2 3.07
Frank Barnes* 25 154 13 5 3.39
Phil Paine 58 116 8 6 3.49
Jim Constable 37 167 10 10 3.66
Curt Barclay 37 195 15 11 4.11
Al Corwin 26 120 6 8 4.50
Whitey Konikowski 29 86 4 5 4.60
Pete Burnside 22 113 5 9 4.62
Floyd Melliere* 45 74 5 3 4.86
Dennis Reeder 16 25 0 0 5.04
Bill Bradford 51 94 5 7 5.17
Mel Held 21 88 6 3 5.52
Lee Anthony* 16 23 0 0 6.65
Fernando Rodriguez 12 16 0 2 7.31
Dick Strahs 16 32 0 2 9.00
Joe Margoneri 7 3 3
Tom Pruett 2 0 0
Ramon Monzant 3 0 1
Neil Roberts 2 0 1
*Bollweg’s statistics include games played with Wichita in 1956, Stephenson and Barnes’s include games with Omaha, and Grate, Bracchitta, Melliere, and Anthony’s statistics include games with Louisville.
Curt Barclay tied for the American Association lead with 15 wins.