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The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world.  

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MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  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 MLW 44
RBI Roy Sievers WSH 114 Hank Aaron MLW 132
Wins Jim Bunning DET &
Billy Pierce CHW
20 Warren Spahn MLW 21
ERA Bobby Shantz NYY 2.45 Johnny Podres BSN 2.66
Ks Early Wynn CLE 2.42 Jack Sanford PHI 188

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American League final standingsEdit

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   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

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Milwaukee Braves 95 59 .617 --
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 .565 8
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 .545 11
Cincinnati Reds 80 74 .519 15
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 .500 18
New York Giants 69 85 .448 26
Chicago Cubs 62 92 .403 33
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 .403 33

EventsEdit

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April-JuneEdit

  • April 21 - The Cincinnati Redlegs are involved in a bizarre play in a game against the host Milwaukee Braves. With Don Hoak on second and Gus Bell on first, Wally Post hits a ground ball to Milwaukee shortstop Johnny Logan. Hoak breaks up a potential double play by fielding the ball himself and flipping it to Logan. Hoak is called out for interference, but Post is given a single on the play. The day before, Johnny Temple let Bell’s ground ball hit him with the same result, Temple being called out for interference and Bell being awarded a single. The two incidents prompt league presidents Warren Giles and Will Harridge to jointly announce a rule change that declared both the runner and batter out if the runner intentionally interfered with a batted ball, with no runners allowed to advance.
  • May 7 - Cleveland Indian pitcher Herb Score is hit in the face by a line drive by New York Yankee Gil McDougald, the ball breaking numerous bones in Score's face and leaving him quite bloodied. McDougald vows to quit if Score is blinded as a result. Score regains his 20/20 vision, but will miss the remainder of the 1957 season.
  • May 28 - The National League approves the proposed moves of the Brooklyn Dodgers and The Giants to the West Coast, provided both clubs make their request before October 1 and move at the same time.
  • May 29 - New York mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants and Dodgers about the proposed move, but that the city will not be "blackjacked" into anything.

July-SeptemberEdit

  • July 18 - Horace Stoneham says the Giants will quit New York after the season. He says he has not heard anything more from San Francisco and that his move is not contingent on that of the Dodgers. He sees a new stadium or joint occupancy with the New York Yankees as the only reason for the Giants to stay in New York.
  • August 19 - As Horace Stoneham cites poor attendance as the reason for The Giants' move, The Giants board of directors votes 8-1 to move to California in 1958, as San Francisco promises a new stadium in the Bayview area. The only dissenting vote is by M. Donald Grant.

October-DecemberEdit

  • October 8 - Walter O'Malley announces that the Dodgers will be moving to Los Angeles for the 1958 season.

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  • April 15 - Jack Coombs, 74, pitcher with 158 career victories including a 31-9 campaign for the 1910 Athletics; pitched a complete 24-inning game on September 1, 1906, winning 4-1; later the baseball coach at Duke University from 1929 to 1952
  • July 3 - Dolf Luque, 66, Cuban pitcher who won 194 games in the National League

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