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1957 Kansas City Athletics season

1957 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Municipal Stadium (since 1955)
  • Kansas City, Missouri (since 1955)
  • 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

    Regular season

    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

    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 Kansas City Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    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
    1B Power, VicVic Power 129 467 121 .259 14 42
    [8]

    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
    Cerv, BobBob Cerv 124 345 94 .272 11 44

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    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

    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

    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

    League leaders

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

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Buffalo, Grand Island

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