1957 Kansas City Athletics season

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1957 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arnold Johnson
Manager(s) Lou Boudreau and Harry Craft
Local television none
Local radio KMBC
(Merle Harmon, Ed Edwards)
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The 1957 Kansas City Athletics season, the third for the team in Kansas City and the 57th in MLB, involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 94 losses, 38½ games behind the American League Champion New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

First baseman Vic Power became the first black player to lead the American League in fielding percentage at any position. He led all American League first basemen with a .998 fielding average.[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 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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
1B Power, VicVic Power 129 467 121 .259 14 42

[8]

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
Cerv, BobBob Cerv 124 345 94 .272 11 44

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games played; 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
Cox, GlennGlenn Cox 10 1 0 0 5.02 8
Aber, AlAl Aber 3 0 0 0 12.00 0
Blake, EdEd Blake 2 0 0 0 5.40 0

Awards and honors[edit]

League leaders[edit]

  • Vic Power, American League leader, fielding percentage, first basemen (.998)[4]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Phil Cavarretta
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Al Evans
A Columbia Gems Sally League Ernie White
B Abilene Blue Sox Big State League Burl Storie
C Crowley Millers Evangeline League Everett Robinson
C Pocatello Athletics Pioneer League Vince Plumbo
D Mattoon Athletics Midwest League Lew Krausse, Sr.
D Grand Island Athletics Nebraska State League Art Mazmanian
D Seminole Oilers Sooner State League Lee Anthony

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Buffalo, Grand Island

References[edit]

External links[edit]