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The 1957 season of the National League was the eighty-second season of the league.

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[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Milwaukee Braves 155 95 59 1 .613 -.- 772 (4.98) 613 (3.95) 0.269 0.326 0.442 3.47 0.981
2 St. Louis Cardinals 154 87 67 0 .565 8.0 737 (4.79) 666 (4.32) 0.274 0.334 0.405 3.78 0.979
3 Brooklyn Dodgers 154 84 70 0 .545 11.0 690 (4.48) 591 (3.84) 0.253 0.324 0.387 3.35 0.979
4 Cincinnati Redlegs 154 80 74 0 .519 15.0 747 (4.85) 781 (5.07) 0.269 0.337 0.432 4.62 0.982
5 Philadelphia Phillies 156 77 77 2 .494 18.0 623 (3.99) 656 (4.21) 0.250 0.319 0.375 3.79 0.976
6 New York Giants 154 69 85 0 .448 26.0 643 (4.18) 701 (4.55) 0.252 0.310 0.393 4.01 0.974
7 Pittsburgh Pirates 155 62 92 1 .400 33.0 586 (3.78) 696 (4.49) 0.268 0.315 0.384 3.88 0.972
8 Chicago Cubs 156 62 92 2 .397 33.0 628 (4.03) 722 (4.63) 0.244 0.304 0.380 4.13 0.976

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Richie Ashburn
Ernie Banks
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
156
At Bats Don Blasingame St. Louis Cardinals 650
Runs Scored Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 118
Hits Red Schoendienst New York Giants/Milwaukee Braves 200
Doubles Don Hoak Cincinnati Redlegs 39
Triples Willie Mays New York Giants 20
Home Runs Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 44
Total Bases Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 369
Runs Batted In Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 132
Stolen Bases Willie Mays New York Giants 38
Caught Stealing Willie Mays New York Giants 19
Walks Richie Ashburn
Johnny Temple
Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati Redlegs
94
Intentional Base-on-Balls Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 19
Hit by Pitch Ed Bouchee Philadelphia Phillies 14
Strikeouts Duke Snider Brooklyn Dodgers 104
Sacrifice Hits Johnny Temple Cincinnati Redlegs 16
Sacrifice Flies Frank Thomas Pittsburgh Pirates 12
Grounded into Double Plays Granny Hamner Philadelphia Phillies 23
Batting Average Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.351
On-Base Percentage Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 0.422
Slugging Percentage Willie Mays New York Giants 0.626
On-Base plus Slugging Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 1.034
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Willie Mays New York Giants 173

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves 21
Losses Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 22
Win-Loss Percentage Willard Schmidt St. Louis Cardinals 0.769
Appearances Turk Lown Chicago Cubs 67
Games Started Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates 38
Complete Games Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves 18
Shutouts Johnny Podres Brooklyn Dodgers 6
Games Finished Turk Lown Chicago Cubs 47
Saves Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers 17
Innings Pitched Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates 277.0
Batters Faced Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates 1148
Hits Allowed Bob Friend Pittsburgh Pirates 273
Home Runs Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 40
Base-on-Balls Allowed Dick Drott Chicago Cubs 129
Intentional Base-on-Balls Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 16
Hit Batsmen Moe Drabowsky Chicago Cubs 10
Strikeouts Jack Sanford Philadelphia Phillies 188
Wild Pitches Jack Sanford Philadelphia Phillies 12
Balks Dick Drott Chicago Cubs 2
Runs Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 122
Earned Runs Allowed Robin Roberts Philadelphia Phillies 113
Earned Run Average Johnny Podres Brooklyn Dodgers 2.66
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Johnny Podres Brooklyn Dodgers 1.082

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the twenty-fourth midsummer classic at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, July 9, 1957 by a score of 6 to 5. The league's manager was Walter Alston.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Milwaukee Braves defeated the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Hank Aaron, an outfielder with the Milwaukee Braves. In the award's voting, he had 239 out of a possible 336 points and 9 first place votes.

The winner of the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball irrespective of league, was Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves (NL). In the award's voting, he had 15 out of a possible 16 points and 15 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jack Sanford (sanfoja02), a pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 16 out of a possible 24 points and 16 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the best fielders at their respective position, in both the American and National Leagues. The awards were voted upon by sportswriters.

Position Player Team
P Bobby Shantz New York Yankees (AL)
C Sherm Lollar Chicago White Sox (AL)
1B Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
2B Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox (AL)
3B Frank Malzone Boston Red Sox (AL)
SS Roy McMillan Cincinnati Redlegs (NL)
LF Minnie Miñoso Chicago White Sox (AL)
CF Willie Mays New York Giants (NL)
RF Al Kaline Detroit Tigers (AL)

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The sixteenth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 22 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Chicago White Sox of the American League by a score of 13 to 4.

[edit] Notable events

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