1957 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s)John Holland
Manager(s)Bob Scheffing
Local televisionWGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radioWIND
(Milo Hamilton, Jack Quinlan, Gene Elston)
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The 1957 Chicago Cubs season was the 86th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 82nd in the National League and the 42nd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates for seventh in the National League with a record of 62–92.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Braves 95 59 0.617 45–32 50–27
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 0.565 8 42–35 45–32
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 0.545 11 43–34 41–36
Cincinnati Redlegs 80 74 0.519 15 45–32 35–42
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 18 38–39 39–38
New York Giants 69 85 0.448 26 37–40 32–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 0.403 33 36–41 26–51
Chicago Cubs 62 92 0.403 33 31–46 31–46

Record vs. opponents

1957 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 17–5 12–10 10–12 12–10 9–13 12–10 12–10
Chicago 5–17 7–15 9–13 9–13 8–14–1 12–10–1 12–10
Cincinnati 10–12 15–7 4–18 12–10 16–6 14–8 9–13
Milwaukee 12–10 13–9 18–4 13–9 12–10–1 16–6 11–11
New York 10–12 13–9 10–12 9–13 10–12 9–13 8–14
Philadelphia 13–9 14–8–1 6–16 10–12–1 12–10 13–9 9–13
Pittsburgh 10–12 10–12–1 8–14 6–16 13–9 9–13 6–16
St. Louis 10–12 10–12 13–9 11–11 14–8 13–9 16–6


Notable transactions

Roster

1957 Chicago Cubs
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 Cal Neeman 122 415 107 .258 10 39
1B Dale Long 123 397 121 .305 21 62
2B Bobby Morgan 125 425 88 .207 5 27
SS Ernie Banks 156 594 169 .285 43 102
3B Bobby Adams 60 187 47 .251 1 10
LF Lee Walls 117 366 88 .240 6 33
CF Bob Speake 129 418 97 .232 16 50
RF Walt Moryn 149 568 164 .289 19 88

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
Chuck Tanner 95 318 91 .286 7 42
Jim Bolger 112 273 75 .275 5 29
Jerry Kindall 72 181 29 .160 6 12
Jack Littrell 61 153 29 .190 1 13
Bob Will 70 112 25 .223 1 10
Casey Wise 43 106 19 .179 0 7
Jim Fanning 47 89 16 .180 0 4
Charlie Silvera 26 53 11 .208 0 2
Dee Fondy 11 51 16 .314 0 2
Ed Winceniak 17 50 12 .240 1 8
Gene Baker 12 44 11 .250 1 10
Bobby Del Greco 20 40 8 .200 0 3
Johnny Goryl 9 38 8 .211 0 1
Frank Ernaga 20 35 11 .314 2 7
Eddie Haas 14 24 5 .208 0 4
Bob Lennon 9 21 3 .143 1 3
Gordon Massa 6 15 7 .467 0 3
Ed Mickelson 6 12 0 .000 0 1
Jim Woods 2 0 0 --- 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
Moe Drabowski 36 239.2 13 15 3.53 170
Dick Drott 38 229 15 11 3.58 170
Bob Rush 31 205.1 6 16 4.38 103

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
Don Elston 39 144 6 7 3.56 102
Dave Hillman 32 103.1 6 11 4.35 53
Tom Poholsky 28 84 1 7 4.93 28
Don Kaiser 20 72 2 6 5.00 23
Elmer Singleton 5 13.1 0 1 6.75 6
Ed Mayer 3 7.2 0 0 5.87 3

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
Turk Lown 67 5 7 12 3.77 51
Dick Littlefield 48 2 3 4 5.35 51
Jim Brosnan 41 5 5 0 3.38 73
Vito Valentinetti 9 0 0 0 2.25 8
Jackie Collum 9 1 1 1 6.75 7
Bob Anderson 8 0 1 0 7.71 7
John Briggs 3 0 1 0 12.46 1
Glen Hobbie 2 0 0 0 10.38 3

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
Open Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Bill Sweeney, Frank Carswell
and Bill Posedel
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Lou Klein
AA Fort Worth Cats Texas League Lee Handley
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Lou Stringer and Hersh Martin
B Burlington Bees Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Ken Raffensberger
C Bakersfield Bears California League Dick Wilson and Babe Herman
C Lafayette Bulls Evangeline League Walt Dixon
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Burdette Thurlby and Walt Dixon
D Pulaski Cubs Appalachian League Vedie Himsl, Jim Bottomley,
Halley Wilson and Burdette Thurlby
D Paris Lakers Midwest League Verlon Walker
D Ponca City Cubs Sooner State League Don Biebel

Lafayette franchise folded, June 20, 1957

Notes

  1. ^ Ray Jablonski at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Eddie Miksis at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Harry Chiti at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Lou Jackson at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Ray Katt at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Jim King at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Dee Fondy at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Jackie Collum at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Chuck Tanner transactions at Baseball Almanac
  10. ^ Bobby Del Greco at Baseball-Reference

References