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1957 Baseball Season

1957 Baseball Season Highlights

The 1957 baseball season took the wind out of New York baseball as Hank Aaron and the Milwaukee Brewers became powerhouses. Not only does New York suffer a loss in the 1957 World Series, it also loses the Giants and Dodgers. Below, you will find the highlights from the 1957 baseball season:
  • 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
    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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