1956 Baseball Game

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  • Yankees Get Revenge vs. Dodgers in WS; Larsen’s Perfect Game
  • Mantle Hits for the Triple Crown
  • Reds, with ROY Frank Robinson, Hit Record 221 HR
Full Summary


This update to add Super Advanced features brings Strat-O-Matic’s long series of classic seasons full circle, to the first every created, back in 1982, after another shortened Major League season inspired SOM to offer gamers another choice of play. Now, almost 40 years later, you can replay Mickey Mantle’s Triple Crown season (.353-52-130) and the World Champion Yankees with ballpark effects, clutch hitting, pitcher hold ratings and all the other great Super Advanced features for the ultimate in realism.

Mantle was one great reason that 1956 was SOM’s first classic season. Others include an amazing array of Hall of Famers and other stars in their primes. Ted Williams slashed .345/.479/.605. Hank Aaron hit .328 and slugged .558 and had slugging Milwaukee teammates in Joe Adcock (38 HR) and Eddie Mathews (37). Duke Snider slugged 43 home runs. Rookie of the Year Frank Robinson belted 38 with a .937 OPS for a Cincinnati team that smashed a record-tying 221 home runs (Wally Post hit 36, Ted Kluszewski 35, Gus Bell 29 and Ed Bailey 28).

The National League pennant races was thrilling, too. Brooklyn, with MVP and Cy Young winner Don Newcombe (27-7) edged Milwaukee, with ERA leader Lew Burdette (19-10 2.70) and Warren Spahn (20-11) by one game and Cincinnati by two. New York won the AL by nine games, but there was a dandy four-team competition for second among Cleveland (88 wins with 20-game winners Early Wynn, Bob Lemon and Herb Score), Chicago (85 wins with .316-hitting Minnie Minoso, 102-RBI man Larry Doby and 20-game winner Billy Pierce), Boston (84 wins with Williams, Jackie Jensen’s .315-20-97 campaign and 19-game winner Tom Brewer), and Detroit (82 wins with 21-game winner Frank Lary, 20-game winner Billy Hoeft and a Murderer’s Row lineup with Al Kaline – .314-27-128 – Charlie Maxwell – .326-28-87 – Ray Boone – .308-25-81 and Harvey Kuenn – .332-12-88).