1957 Baseball Season Highlights
- The 1957 Braves win National League flag.
- The Yanks take third in row in American League.
- The Braves triumph in the 1957 World Series in seven games.
- Brave Lew Burdette has three CG 1957 World Series wins, including two shutouts.
- Gold Gloves go to White Sox Nellie Fox (second base), Red Sox Frank Malzone (third), and Red Roy McMillan (short).
Nellie Fox gets a Gold Glove
at second base.
- Hank Aaron leads 1957 World Series batters with 11 hits, seven RBI, and .393 BA.
- Fred Haney manages World Champs two years after piloting Pirates to third straight cellar finish.
- Aaron named the National League MVP.
- Mickey Mantle repeats as the American League MVP.
- Ted Williams tops the American League with .388 BA, highest in major league since his own .406 in 1941.
- For the second time in his career, Williams loses the MVP by one vote.
- Aaron wins his first National League homer crown with 44.
- Warren Spahn leads the majors with 21 wins.
- Stan Musial wins his last bat crown (.351).
- Musial bats over .300 for the 15th consecutive year.
- Senators steal 13 bases -- the fewest ever by an major league team.
- Herb Score is hit in eye by line drive, nearly killed, and never regains his overpowering fastball.
- Brooklyn's Danny McDevitt shuts out Pirates 3-0 on Sept. 28 in last major league game at Ebbets Field.
- The Giants and Dodgers play their final games as New York-based teams.
- For first time in major league history, no pitcher in either league completes as many as 20 games.
- American League wins the All-Star Game 6-5 at St. Louis.
- Spahn wins the Cy Young Award.
- Tony Kubek is the American League Rookie of the Year.
- Jack Sanford of Phils is the National League ROTY.
- Gold Glove Awards are originated, but only one is given at each position in 1957.
- Willie Mays, Al Kaline, and White Sox Minnie Minoso win first three Gold Gloves for outfielders.
- Gold Gloves go to Dodger Gil Hodges (first base), White Sox Sherm Lollar (catcher), and Yankee Bobby Shantz (pitcher).
- Williams reaches base a record 16 times in 16 consecutive plate appearances.
- Bob Keegan of the White Sox no-hits Washington on August 20.
- Black infielder John Kennedy debuts with Phils -- the last National League team to break the color line.
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