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1957 Detroit Tigers season

1957 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Briggs Stadium (since 1912)
  • Detroit, Michigan (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Fred Knorr, John Fetzer
    Manager(s) Jack Tighe
    Local television WJBK
    Local radio WKMH
    (Van Patrick, Mel Ott)
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    The 1957 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 78–76, 20 games behind the New York Yankees.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • April 18, 1957: Roger Maris hit the first home run of his career. It came at Briggs Stadium in Detroit and was a grand slam off Tigers pitcher Jack Crimian.[2]

    Season standings

    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

    Roster

    1957 Detroit Tigers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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
    RF Kaline, AlAl Kaline 149 577 170 .295 23 90

    Other batters

    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
    Philley, DaveDave Philley 65 173 49 .283 2 16
    Torgeson, EarlEarl Torgeson 30 50 12 .240 1 5
    Small, JimJim Small 36 42 9 .214 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Bunning, JimJim Bunning 45 267.1 20 8 2.69 182

    Other pitchers

    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

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

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Aber, AlAl Aber 28 3 3 1 6.81 15
    Crimian, JackJack Crimian 4 0 1 0 12.71 1

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Durham

    Notes

    1. ^ Jim Brideweser page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero, p. 87, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
    3. ^ Dave Philley page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Johnny Groth page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Al Aber page at Baseball Reference

    References