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1957 Baseball Season


More 1957 Baseball Season Highlights

Check out more highlights of the 1957 baseball season below, including Hank Aaron topping the National League in several stats and Pete Ramos setting a new American League record:

  • Ernie Banks's record streak of 424 consecutive games played at start of career ends (record since broken).

  • Eddie Robinson leaves majors having played for every American League franchise except the Red Sox.

  • Aaron tops National League in runs (118), RBI (132), and total bases (369).

  • Willie Mays tops National League in triples (20) and steals (38).

  • Mickey Mantle leads American League in runs (121) and walks (146).

  • Ted Williams, at age 39, leads American League in SA (.731) and OBP (.528).

  • Minoso leads American League in doubles (36) and runs produced (187).

  • Washington's Roy Sievers leads American League in homers (42), RBI (114), and total bases (331).

  • Sievers sets Senators records for home runs and total bases.

  • The Braves hit a major league record 1.61 homers per game on the road.

  • The A's become the first team in major league history to have no pitchers with enough innings to qualify for the ERA title.

  • The Hall of Fame inducts Sam Crawford and Joe McCarthy.

  • Ted Kluszewski. is injured and is never again a top-notch slugger.

  • After the season, the Reds trade Kluszewski to Pittsburgh for Dee Fondy.

  • KC sends Art Ditmar, Clete Boyer, Shantz, and three others to the Yankees for Billy Hunter and five others.

  • The Giants trade Red Schoendienst to the Braves for three players.

  • The White Sox trade Minoso and Fred Hatfield to Cleveland for Al Smith and Early Wynn.

  • The Yankees ship Billy Martin and three other players to KC for Ryne Duren and three players.

  • KC sends Martin and five players to the Tigers for seven players.

  • Duke Snider is first major league player to post 40 homers and post less than 100 RBI.

  • A new rule states that a batter needs 3.1 plate appearances per scheduled game to qualify for the BA title.

  • Bob Riesener of Alexandria in the Evangeline League sets an OB record when he has a perfect 20-0 season.

  • Anthony Perkins stars as Jimmy Piersall in Fear Strikes Out.

  • Washington's Pete Ramos dishes up 43 homers, a new American League record.

  • The American League makes batting helmets mandatory for all players.

  • Fox leads the American League in hits (196).

  • Schoendienst, playing for two teams, leads the National League in hits with 200.

  • For the first time in history, no one in the American League reaches double figures in triples.

  • Brooklyn's Johnny Podres returns from the Navy to lead the National League in ERA (2.66) and shutouts (six).

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