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1957 New York Yankees season

1957 New York Yankees
1957 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
    Manager(s) Casey Stengel
    Local television

    WPIX

    (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
    Local radio WINS (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

    Regular season

    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 New York Yankees
    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
    C Berra, YogiYogi Berra 134 482 121 .251 24 82
    1B Skowron, BillBill Skowron 122 457 139 .304 17 88
    2B Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 141 539 156 .289 13 62
    3B Carey, AndyAndy Carey 85 247 63 .255 6 33
    SS McDougald, GilGil McDougald 120 438 136 .311 13 56
    LF Howard, ElstonElston Howard 110 356 90 .253 8 44
    CF Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 144 473 173 .365 34 94
    RF Bauer, HankHank Bauer 137 479 124 .259 18 65

    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
    Kubek, TonyTony Kubek 127 431 128 .297 3 39
    Simpson, HarryHarry Simpson 75 224 56 .250 7 39
    Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter 96 209 53 .254 5 34
    Coleman, JerryJerry Coleman 72 157 42 .268 2 12
    Collins, JoeJoe Collins 79 149 30 .201 2 10
    Martin, BillyBilly Martin 43 145 35 .241 1 12
    Lumpe, JerryJerry Lumpe 40 103 35 .340 0 11
    Johnson, DarrellDarrell Johnson 21 46 10 .217 1 8
    Bella, ZekeZeke Bella 5 10 1 .100 0 0
    Del Greco, BobbyBobby Del Greco 8 7 3 .429 0 0
    Held, WoodieWoodie Held 1 1 0 .000 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
    Sturdivant, TomTom Sturdivant 28 201.2 16 6 2.54 118
    Turley, BobBob Turley 32 176.1 13 6 2.71 152
    Shantz, BobbyBobby Shantz 30 173 11 5 2.45 72
    Larsen, DonDon Larsen 27 139.2 10 4 3.74 81
    Ford, WhiteyWhitey Ford 24 129.1 11 5 2.57 84

    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
    Kucks, JohnnyJohnny Kucks 37 179.1 8 10 3.56 78
    Ditmar, ArtArt Ditmar 46 127.1 8 3 3.25 64
    Maglie, SalSal Maglie 6 26 2 0 1.73 9
    Terry, RalphRalph Terry 7 20.7 1 1 3.05 7

    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
    Grim, BobBob Grim 46 12 8 19 2.63 52
    Byrne, TommyTommy Byrne 30 4 6 2 4.36 9
    Cicotte, AlAl Cicotte 20 2 2 2 3.03 36

    1957 World Series

    Main article: 1957 World Series

    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

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Denver, Alexandria[7]

    Notes

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

    References