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[edit] 1957 New York Giants / Franchise: San Francisco Giants / BR Team Page

Record: 69-85, Finished 6th in National League (1957 NL)

Managed by Bill Rigney

Ballpark: Polo Grounds IV

[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

1957 was the Giants' last year in New York. They had the lowest average attendance in the National League. They relocated to San Francisco, CA before the 1958 season.

Hoyt Wilhelm was traded on February 26th. Red Schoendienst was traded in a June 15th in a deadline deal.

Juan Marichal and Matty Alou were signed as free agents during the year, but neither played for the Giants in 1957.

Hank Sauer hit his 250th career home run in 1957.

Willie Mays led the league in triples (20), stolen bases (38), and slugging percentage (.626). Mays also posted the league's highest Adjusted OPS, the league's highest Power/Speed Number, and the league's most Runs Created.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Robert E. Murphy: After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2013. ISBN 978-0-8032-4573-0


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