1957 Cleveland Indians season

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1957 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William R. Daley
Manager(s) Kerby Farrell
Local television WEWS-TV
Local radio WERE (1300)
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The 1957 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the American League with a record of 76-77, 21½ games behind the New York Yankees

Regular season[edit]

The Indians season was marked by change. Longtime Indians manager Al Lopez took over as manager of the Chicago White Sox, and was replaced by Kerby Farrell, who had led the Indianapolis Indians to the 1956 Junior World Series crown.[1] Eddie Stanky also became the Indians new infield coach.

Rookie Roger Maris, who was part of Farrell's Indianapolis team, joined the Indians as the team's starting center fielder. He made his major league debut against the Chicago White Sox on April 16. In 5 at bats, Maris had 3 hits.[2] Two days later, Maris hit the first home run of his career, a grand slam off Tigers pitcher Jack Crimian at Briggs Stadium in Detroit.[3]

In grimmer news, on May 7 Gil McDougald of the Yankees hit a pitch off Indians pitcher Herb Score in the first inning. The pitch would strike Score in the face.[4]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Chicago White Sox 90 64 .584 8
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 16
Detroit Tigers 78 76 .506 20
Baltimore Orioles 76 76 .500 21
Cleveland Indians 76 77 .497 21.5
Kansas City Athletics 59 94 .386 38.5
Washington Senators 55 99 .357 43

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1957 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
CF Maris, RogerRoger Maris 116 358 84 .235 14 51

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
Score, HerbHerb Score 5 36 2 1 2.00 39

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
Daley, BudBud Daley 34 87.1 2 8 4.43 54
Valentinetti, VitoVito Valentinetti 11 23.2 2 2 4.94 9

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
Aguirre, HankHank Aguirre 10 1 1 0 5.75 9
Alexander, BobBob Alexander 5 0 1 0 9.00 1
Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 2 1 0 1 2.45 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
Open San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Bob Elliott and Catfish Metkovich
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Don Heffner
A Reading Indians Eastern League Jo-Jo White
B Keokuk Kernels Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Pinky May
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Frank Tornay and Ken Blackman
D Cocoa Indians Florida State League Hank Majeski and Jim Gruzdis
D North Platte Indians Nebraska State League Rudy York
D Batavia Indians New York–Penn League Don Richmond

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Reading[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 85, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  2. ^ Roger Maris page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 87
  4. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, pp. 88-89
  5. ^ Vito Valentinetti page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, NC: Baseball America, 2007

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