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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- How Minor League Baseball Teams Work
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