1957 Cincinnati Redlegs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s)Gabe Paul
Manager(s)Birdie Tebbetts
Local televisionWLW
(George Bryson)
Local radioWKRC
(Waite Hoyt, Jack Moran)
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The 1957 Cincinnati Redlegs season consisted of the Redlegs finishing in fourth place in the National League, with a record of 80–74, 15 games behind the NL and World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves. The Redlegs were managed by Birdie Tebbetts and played their home games at Crosley Field, where they attracted 1,070,850 fans, fourth in the eight-team league.[1]

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


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 Cincinnati Redlegs
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 Ed Bailey 122 391 102 .261 20 48
1B George Crowe 133 494 134 .271 31 92
2B Johnny Temple 145 557 158 .284 0 37
SS Roy McMillan 151 448 122 .272 1 55
3B Don Hoak 149 529 155 .293 19 89
LF Frank Robinson 150 611 197 .322 29 75
CF Gus Bell 121 510 149 .292 13 61
RF Wally Post 134 467 114 .244 20 74

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
Smoky Burgess 90 205 58 .283 14 39
Bob Thurman 74 190 47 .247 16 40
Ted Kluszewski 69 127 34 .268 6 21
Jerry Lynch 67 124 32 .258 4 13
Joe Taylor 33 107 28 .262 4 9
Alex Grammas 73 99 30 .303 0 8
Pete Whisenant 67 90 19 .211 5 11
Art Schult 21 34 9 .265 0 4
Dutch Dotterer 4 12 1 .083 0 2
Bobby Henrich 29 10 2 .200 0 1
Curt Flood 3 3 1 .333 1 1
Rocky Bridges 5 1 0 .000 0 0
Bobby Durnbaugh 2 1 0 .000 0 0
Don Pavletich 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
Hal Jeffcoat 37 207 12 13 4.52 63
Joe Nuxhall 39 174.1 10 10 4.75 99

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
Brooks Lawrence 49 250.1 16 13 3.52 121
Don Gross 43 148.1 7 9 4.31 73
Johnny Klippstein 46 146 8 11 5.05 99
Art Fowler 33 87.2 3 0 6.47 45
Warren Hacker 15 43.1 3 2 5.19 18
Vicente Amor 9 27.1 1 2 5.93 9
Bud Podbielan 5 16 0 1 6.19 13
Jay Hook 3 10 0 1 4.50 6
Charlie Rabe 2 8.1 0 1 2.16 6

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
Hersh Freeman 52 7 2 8 4.52 36
Tom Acker 49 10 5 4 4.97 67
Raúl Sánchez 38 3 2 5 4.76 37
Bill Kennedy 8 0 2 3 6.39 8
Claude Osteen 3 0 0 0 2.25 3
Dave Skaugstad 2 0 0 0 1.59 4

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
Open Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Lefty O'Doul
AAA Havana Sugar Kings International League Nap Reyes
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Dick Sisler
A Savannah Redlegs Sally League Jimmy Brown
B Port Arthur/Temple Redlegs Big State League Al Barillari
B Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League Don Lundberg and Bert Haas
B Clovis Pioneers Southwestern League Bert Haas
C Visalia Redlegs California League Bruce Edwards
C Wausau Lumberjacks Northern League Walt Novick
D Graceville Oilers Alabama–Florida League Bob Wellman and Charley Grant
D Palatka Redlegs Florida State League Johnny Vander Meer
D Hornell Redlegs New York–Penn League Dave Bristol

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Graceville
Port Arthur franchise transferred to Temple, May 30, 1957, then folded, August 20; Clovis franchise folded, June 16; Hornell replaced disbanded Bradford franchise in mid-season and began play May 28
[5]

References

  1. ^ Baseball Reference: 1957 MLB Attendance & Team Age
  2. ^ Ray Jablonski at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Maury Wills at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Warren Hacker at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007