1957 New York Yankees season

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1957 New York Yankees
1957 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s)George Weiss
Manager(s)Casey Stengel
Local televisionWPIX (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
Local radioWINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
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The 1957 New York Yankees season was the 55th season for the team in New York, and its 57th season overall. The team finished with a record of 98–56 to win their 23rd pennant, finishing eight games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

In the World Series, the Yankees were defeated by the Milwaukee Braves in seven games. They lost the crucial seventh game in Yankee Stadium to the starting pitcher for the Braves, Lew Burdette, who was selected the World Series Most Valuable Player based on this and his other two victories in the Series.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1957 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–14 10–12–1 9–12 9–13 16–5–1 9–13 15–7
Boston 14–8 8–14 12–10 10–12 16–6 8–14 14–8
Chicago 12–10–1 14–8 14–8 11–11 14–8 8–14 17–5
Cleveland 12–9 10–12 8–14 11–11 11–11 9–13 15–7
Detroit 13–9 12–10 11–11 11–11 8–14 10–12 13–9
Kansas City 5–16–1 6–16 8–14 11–11 14–8 3–19 12–10
New York 13–9 14–8 14–8 13–9 12–10 19–3 13–9
Washington 7–15 8–14 5–17 7–15 9–13 10–12 9–13


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1957 New York Yankees
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
C Yogi Berra 134 482 121 .251 24 82
1B Bill Skowron 122 457 139 .304 17 88
2B Bobby Richardson 141 539 156 .289 13 62
3B Andy Carey 85 247 63 .255 6 33
SS Gil McDougald 120 438 136 .311 13 56
LF Elston Howard 110 356 90 .253 8 44
CF Mickey Mantle 144 473 173 .365 34 94
RF Hank Bauer 137 479 124 .259 18 65

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
Tony Kubek 127 431 128 .297 3 39
Harry Simpson 75 224 56 .250 7 39
Enos Slaughter 96 209 53 .254 5 34
Jerry Coleman 72 157 42 .268 2 12
Joe Collins 79 149 30 .201 2 10
Billy Martin 43 145 35 .241 1 12
Jerry Lumpe 40 103 35 .340 0 11
Darrell Johnson 21 46 10 .217 1 8
Zeke Bella 5 10 1 .100 0 0
Bobby Del Greco 8 7 3 .429 0 0
Woodie Held 1 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Tom Sturdivant 28 201.2 16 6 2.54 118
Bob Turley 32 176.1 13 6 2.71 152
Bobby Shantz 30 173 11 5 2.45 72
Don Larsen 27 139.2 10 4 3.74 81
Whitey Ford 24 129.1 11 5 2.57 84

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
Johnny Kucks 37 179.1 8 10 3.56 78
Art Ditmar 46 127.1 8 3 3.25 64
Sal Maglie 6 26 2 0 1.73 9
Ralph Terry 7 20.7 1 1 3.05 7

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
Bob Grim 46 12 8 19 2.63 52
Tommy Byrne 30 4 6 2 4.36 9
Al Cicotte 20 2 2 2 3.03 36

1957 World Series[edit]

NL Milwaukee Braves (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Braves – 1, Yankees – 3 October 2 Yankee Stadium 69,476
2 Braves – 4, Yankees – 2 October 3 Yankee Stadium 65,202
3 Yankees – 12, Braves – 3 October 5 Milwaukee County Stadium 45,804
4 Yankees – 5, Braves – 7 (10 innings) October 6 Milwaukee County Stadium 45,804
5 Yankees – 0, Braves – 1 October 7 Milwaukee County Stadium 45,811
6 Braves – 2, Yankees – 3 October 9 Yankee Stadium 61,408
7 Braves – 5, Yankees – 0 October 10 Yankee Stadium 61,207

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Ralph Houk
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Eddie Lopat
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Peanuts Lowrey
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Steve Souchock
B Peoria Chiefs Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Vern Hoscheit
C Modesto Reds California League Dee Phillips
C Alexandria Aces Evangeline League Ken Silvestri
D St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Nesbit Wilson
D Kearney Yankees Nebraska State League Randy Gumpert
D Greenville Majors Sooner State League Tom Gott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Denver, Alexandria[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Cerv at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Harry Chiti at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Clete Boyer at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Tommy Lasorda at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ralph Terry at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Bobby Del Greco at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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