1957 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 15 – October 10, 1957
Number of games154
Number of teams16
TV partner(s)NBC, CBS
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Mickey Mantle (NYY)
NL: Hank Aaron (MIL)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsMilwaukee Braves
  NL runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsMilwaukee Braves
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
World Series MVPLew Burdette (MIL)
MLB seasons

The 1957 Major League Baseball season was played from April 15 to October 10, 1957. The National League's Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants played their final seasons as New York City-based franchises before their moves to California for the 1958 season, leaving New York without a National League team until the birth of the Mets in 1962.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ted Williams BOS .388 Stan Musial STL .351
HR Roy Sievers WSH 42 Hank Aaron MIL 44
RBI Roy Sievers WSH 114 Hank Aaron MIL 132
Wins Jim Bunning DET
Billy Pierce CHW
20 Warren Spahn MIL 21
ERA Bobby Shantz NYY 2.45 Johnny Podres BKN 2.66
SO Early Wynn CLE 184 Jack Sanford PHI 188
SV Bob Grim NYY 19 Clem Labine BKN 17
SB Luis Aparicio CHW 28 Willie Mays NYG 38

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 3
  NL Milwaukee Braves 4

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Paul Richards
Boston Red Sox Pinky Higgins
Chicago White Sox Marty Marion
Cleveland Indians Kerby Farrell
Detroit Tigers Jack Tighe
Kansas City Athletics Lou Boudreau and Harry Craft
New York Yankees Casey Stengel
Washington Senators Chuck Dressen and Cookie Lavagetto

National League

Team Manager Comments
Brooklyn Dodgers Walter Alston
Chicago Cubs Bob Scheffing
Cincinnati Reds Birdie Tebbetts
Milwaukee Braves Charlie Grimm and Fred Haney
New York Giants Bill Rigney
Philadelphia Phillies Mayo Smith
Pittsburgh Pirates Bobby Bragan and Danny Murtaugh
St. Louis Cardinals Fred Hutchinson

Records and notable events

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Milwaukee Braves[2] 95 3.3% 2,215,404 8.3% 28,403
New York Yankees[3] 98 1.0% 1,497,134 0.4% 19,443
Detroit Tigers[4] 78 -4.9% 1,272,346 21.0% 16,524
St. Louis Cardinals[5] 87 14.5% 1,183,575 14.9% 15,371
Boston Red Sox[6] 82 -2.4% 1,181,087 3.9% 15,339
Philadelphia Phillies[7] 77 8.5% 1,146,230 22.6% 14,695
Chicago White Sox[8] 90 5.9% 1,135,668 13.6% 14,749
Cincinnati Redlegs[9] 80 -12.1% 1,070,850 -4.9% 13,907
Baltimore Orioles[10] 76 10.1% 1,029,581 14.2% 13,371
Brooklyn Dodgers[11] 84 -9.7% 1,028,258 -15.3% 13,354
Kansas City Athletics[12] 59 13.5% 901,067 -11.2% 11,702
Pittsburgh Pirates[13] 62 -6.1% 850,732 -10.4% 11,048
Cleveland Indians[14] 76 -13.6% 722,256 -16.5% 9,380
Chicago Cubs[15] 62 3.3% 670,629 -6.9% 8,598
New York Giants[16] 69 3.0% 653,923 3.9% 8,493
Washington Senators[17] 55 -6.8% 457,079 5.9% 5,936

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December


See also

References

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