1957 Brooklyn Dodgers season

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1957 Brooklyn Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television WOR-TV
Local radio WMGM
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett, Al Helfer
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The 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers season was overshadowed by Walter O'Malley's threat to move the Dodgers out of Brooklyn if the city did not build him a new stadium in that borough. When the best the mayor could promise was a stadium in Queens, O'Malley made good on his threats and moved the team to Los Angeles after the season ended. The Dodgers final game at Ebbets Field was on September 24 as they finished their 68th and last NL season, and their 75th overall, in Brooklyn in third place with an 84–70 record, eleven games behind the NL and World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

During the season, the Dodgers played eight home games at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey, as part of owner Walter O'Malley's continued attempts to pressure Brooklyn to allow him to build a new stadium in his preferred location at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues.[2]

On July 20, 1957: Duke Snider hit the 300th home run of his career. The opposing pitcher was Dick Drott.[3]

Danny McDevitt was the last pitcher to pitch for the Brooklyn Dodgers in a game at Ebbets Field. The game was contested on September 24, 1957, and McDevitt pitched a complete game. He had nine strikeouts while allowing only five hits.[4]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Milwaukee Braves 95 59 -- .617
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 8 .565
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 11 .545
Cincinnati Redlegs 80 74 15 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 18 .500
New York Giants 69 85 26 .448
Chicago Cubs 62 92 33 .403
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 33 .403

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Jim Gilliam Second baseman
Gino Cimoli Left fielder
Duke Snider Center fielder
Carl Furillo Right fielder
Gil Hodges First baseman
Randy Jackson Third baseman
Roy Campanella Catcher
Don Zimmer Shortstop
Don Newcombe Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1957 Brooklyn Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B Gilliam, JimJim Gilliam 149 617 154 .250 2 37
CF Snider, DukeDuke Snider 139 508 139 .274 40 92

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
McDevitt, DannyDanny McDevitt 22 119 7 4 3.25 90

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bessent, DonDon Bessent 27 1 3 0 5.73 24
Collum, JackieJackie Collum 3 0 0 0 8.31 3

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open Los Angeles Angels Pacific Coast League Clay Bryant
AAA Montreal Royals International League Greg Mulleavy
Al Campanis
Al Ronning
Tommy Holmes
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Max Macon
A Macon Dodgers South Atlantic League Goldie Holt
A Pueblo Dodgers Western League Ray Hathaway
B Cedar Rapids Raiders Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Danny Ozark
B Victoria Rosebuds Texas League Lou Rochelli
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Jack Banta
C Reno Silver Sox California League Ray Perry
D Bluefield Dodgers Appalachian League Jim Bragan
D Kokomo Dodgers Midwest League Pete Reiser
D Shawnee Hawks Sooner State League Edward Serrano
D Thomasville Dodgers Georgia-Florida League Rudy Rufer
Leon Hamilton
Roger Wright

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Bluefield

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Connie Grob page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Parker, Vernon (August 16, 2011). "On This Day in History: August 16 A Lonely Ebbets Without Dodgers". Brooklyn Eagle. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Duke Snider". The Baseball Page. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ Sports Illustrated, December 6, 2010, Volume 113, Number 21, p. 24, Published by Time Inc.
  5. ^ "Chico Fernández page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jackie Collum page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Tommy Lasorda page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jim Fridley page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ken Lehman page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Babe Birrer page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Vito Valentinetti page at Baseball Reference". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 

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