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


Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB 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 MLW 44
RBI Roy Sievers WSH 114 Hank Aaron MLW 132
Wins Jim Bunning DET &
Billy Pierce CHW
20 Warren Spahn MLW 1
ERA Bobby Shantz NYY 2.45 Johnny Podres BSN 2.66
Ks Early Wynn CLE 2.42 Jack Sanford PHI 188

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

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 standings

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

Events

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April-June

  • 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-September

  • 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-December

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

Movies

Births

Deaths

  • 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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