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1955 Major League Baseball season

1955 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 11 – October 4, 1955
Number of games154
Number of teams16
TV partner(s)NBC, CBS
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Yogi Berra (NYY)
NL: Roy Campanella (BKN)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsBrooklyn Dodgers
  NL runners-upMilwaukee Braves
World Series
ChampionsBrooklyn Dodgers
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
World Series MVPJohnny Podres (BKN)
MLB seasons

The 1955 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 11 to October 4, 1955. It featured 16 teams, eight in the National League and eight in the American League, with each team playing a 154-game schedule. In the World Series the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees 4 games to 3.

For the third consecutive season, a franchise changed homes as the Philadelphia Athletics moved to Kansas City and played their home games at Municipal Stadium.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 3
  NL Brooklyn Dodgers 4

Awards and honors

A ticket from the game where Sandy Koufax earned his first major league win on August 27, 1955.

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Al Kaline DET .340 Richie Ashburn PHI .338
HR Mickey Mantle NYY 37 Willie Mays NYG 51
RBI Ray Boone DET
Jackie Jensen BOS
116 Duke Snider BKN 136
Wins Whitey Ford NYY
Bob Lemon CLE
Frank Sullivan BOS
18 Robin Roberts PHI 23
ERA Billy Pierce CHW 1.97 Bob Friend PIT 2.83
SO Herb Score CLE 245 Sam Jones CHC 198
SV Ray Narleski CLE 19 Jack Meyer PHI 16
SB Jim Rivera CHW 25 Bill Bruton MIL 25

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Paul Richards
Boston Red Sox Pinky Higgins
Chicago White Sox Marty Marion
Cleveland Indians Al López
Detroit Tigers Fred Hutchinson
Kansas City Athletics Lou Boudreau
New York Yankees Casey Stengel
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

Team Manager Comments
Brooklyn Dodgers Walter Alston
Chicago Cubs Stan Hack
Cincinnati Reds Birdie Tebbetts
Milwaukee Braves Charlie Grimm
New York Giants Leo Durocher
Philadelphia Phillies Mayo Smith
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Haney
St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Stanky and Harry Walker

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Milwaukee Braves 85 -4.5% 2,005,836 -5.9% 26,050
New York Yankees 96 -6.8% 1,490,138 1.0% 19,352
Kansas City Athletics 63 23.5% 1,393,054 357.2% 18,330
Cleveland Indians 93 -16.2% 1,221,780 -8.5% 15,867
Boston Red Sox 84 21.7% 1,203,200 29.2% 15,426
Detroit Tigers 79 16.2% 1,181,838 9.4% 15,349
Chicago White Sox 91 -3.2% 1,175,684 -4.5% 15,269
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 6.5% 1,033,589 1.3% 13,423
Philadelphia Phillies 77 2.7% 922,886 24.9% 11,986
Chicago Cubs 72 12.5% 875,800 17.1% 11,374
Baltimore Orioles 57 5.6% 852,039 -19.7% 10,785
St. Louis Cardinals 68 -5.6% 849,130 -18.3% 11,028
New York Giants 80 -17.5% 824,112 -28.7% 10,432
Cincinnati Redlegs 75 1.4% 693,662 -1.5% 9,009
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 13.2% 469,397 -1.3% 6,259
Washington Senators 53 -19.7% 425,238 -15.6% 5,523

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