1957 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Knorr, John Fetzer
General manager(s)Walter Briggs, Jr., John McHale
Manager(s)Jack Tighe
Local televisionWJBK
Local radioWKMH
(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. The team scored 614 runs and allowed 614 runs for a run differential of zero.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 56 0.636 48–29 50–27
Chicago White Sox 90 64 0.584 8 45–32 45–32
Boston Red Sox 82 72 0.532 16 44–33 38–39
Detroit Tigers 78 76 0.506 20 45–32 33–44
Baltimore Orioles 76 76 0.500 21 42–33 34–43
Cleveland Indians 76 77 0.497 21½ 40–37 36–40
Kansas City Athletics 59 94 0.386 38½ 37–40 22–54
Washington Senators 55 99 0.357 43 28–49 27–50


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–14 10–12–1 9–12 9–13 16–5–1 9–13 15–7
Boston 14–8 8–14 12–10 10–12 16–6 8–14 14–8
Chicago 12–10–1 14–8 14–8 11–11 14–8 8–14 17–5
Cleveland 12–9 10–12 8–14 11–11 11–11 9–13 15–7
Detroit 13–9 12–10 11–11 11–11 8–14 10–12 13–9
Kansas City 5–16–1 6–16 8–14 11–11 14–8 3–19 12–10
New York 13–9 14–8 14–8 13–9 12–10 19–3 13–9
Washington 7–15 8–14 5–17 7–15 9–13 10–12 9–13


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
C Frank House 106 348 90 .259 7 36
1B Ray Boone 129 462 126 .273 12 65
2B Frank Bolling 146 576 149 .259 15 40
SS Harvey Kuenn 151 624 173 .277 9 44
3B Reno Bertoia 97 295 81 .275 4 28
LF Charlie Maxwell 138 492 136 .276 24 82
CF Bill Tuttle 133 451 113 .251 5 47
RF Al 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
Red Wilson 60 180 43 .239 3 13
Jim Finigan 64 174 47 .270 0 17
Dave Philley 65 173 49 .283 2 16
Jay Porter 58 140 35 .250 2 18
Johnny Groth 38 103 30 .291 0 16
Ron Samford 54 91 20 .220 0 5
Earl Torgeson 30 50 12 .240 1 5
Jim Small 36 42 9 .214 0 0
Steve Boros 24 41 6 .146 0 2
Bobo Osborne 11 27 4 .148 0 1
Bill Taylor 9 23 8 .348 1 3
Jack Dittmer 16 22 5 .227 0 2
Karl Olson 8 14 2 .143 0 1
Eddie Robinson 13 9 0 .000 0 0
Mel Clark 5 7 0 .000 0 1
Jack Phillips 1 1 0 .000 0 0
George Thomas 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Tom Yewcic 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
Jim Bunning 45 267.1 20 8 2.69 182
Frank Lary 40 237.2 11 16 3.98 107
Paul Foytack 38 212.0 14 11 3.14 118
Billy Hoeft 34 207.0 9 11 3.48 111

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
Duke Maas 45 219.1 10 14 3.28 116
Don Lee 11 38.2 1 3 4.66 19

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
Lou Sleater 41 3 3 2 3.76 43
Harry Byrd 37 4 3 5 3.36 20
Al Aber 28 3 3 1 6.81 15
Steve Gromek 15 0 1 1 6.08 11
Joe Presko 7 1 1 0 1.64 3
Bob Shaw 7 0 1 0 7.45 4
Jim Stump 6 1 0 0 2.03 2
Jack Crimian 4 0 1 0 12.71 1
John Tsitouris 2 1 0 0 8.10 2
Pete Wojey 2 0 0 0 0.00 0
Chuck Daniel 1 0 0 0 7.71 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Frank Skaff, Don Griffin and Bill Norman
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Johnny Pesky
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Bill Adair
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Bob Mavis
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Al Lakeman
D Montgomery Rebels Alabama–Florida League Stubby Overmire
D Orlando Flyers Florida State League Marland Doolittle and John Rose
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia–Florida League Stan Wasiak
D Erie Sailors New York–Penn League Chuck Kress

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Durham

References

  1. ^ "1957 Baseball Standings". MLB.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Jim Brideweser at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Dave Philley at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnny Groth at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Al Aber at Baseball Reference