1956 recap:

The New York Yankees, led by Triple Crown winner Mickey Mantle and ERA leader Whitey Ford, were king again in 1956. The Bombers beat Cleveland by nine games in the American League.

The Yankees then defeated the rival Dodgers in seven games to win the 1956 World Series. Yankee pitcher Don Larsen threw a perfect game in Game 5, the only no-hitter in World Series history; Larsen earned Series MVP honors for the performance.

Brooklyn was led to the pennant by NL MVP and Cy Young award winner Don Newcombe (27-7, 3.06 ERA) and CF Duke Snider (.292, 43 HR, 101 RBI).

Twenty-year-old Cincinnati OF Frank Robinson hit .290 with 38 homers and a league-leading 122 runs scored to win the NL Rookie of the Year award. Chicago SS Luis Aparicio hit .266 and led the AL with 21 steals to win the rookie award in the Junior Circuit.

Milestones and Moments from 1956: Hank Greenberg and Joe Cronin were inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame…1956 was the first year for the new Cy Young award, given to the best pitcher in baseball…Cleveland pitchers threw seven shutouts in 12 games in late July and early August.

Individual Broadcasts, Debuts, Players . . .

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