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1957 American League

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The 1957 season of the American League was the fifty-seventh season of the league.

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Season summary[edit]


Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
1 New York Yankees 154 98 56 0 .636 -.- 723 (4.69) 534 (3.47) 0.268 0.338 0.409 3.00 0.980
2 Chicago White Sox 155 90 64 1 .581 8.0 707 (4.56) 566 (3.65) 0.260 0.339 0.375 3.35 0.982
3 Boston Red Sox 154 82 72 0 .532 16.0 721 (4.68) 668 (4.34) 0.262 0.340 0.405 3.88 0.976
4 Detroit Tigers 154 78 76 0 .506 20.0 614 (3.99) 614 (3.99) 0.257 0.321 0.378 3.56 0.980
5 Baltimore Orioles 154 76 76 2 .494 21.0 597 (3.88) 588 (3.82) 0.252 0.317 0.353 3.46 0.982
6 Cleveland Indians 153 76 77 0 .497 21.5 682 (4.46) 722 (4.72) 0.252 0.329 0.382 4.06 0.974
7 Kansas City Athletics 154 59 94 1 .383 38.5 563 (3.66) 710 (4.61) 0.244 0.294 0.394 4.19 0.979
8 Washington Senators 154 55 99 0 .357 43.0 603 (3.92) 808 (5.25) 0.244 0.313 0.363 4.85 0.979

League leaders[edit]

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record


Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 155
At Bats Billy Gardner Baltimore Orioles 644
Runs Scored Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 121
Hits Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 196
Doubles Billy Gardner
Minnie Minoso
Baltimore Orioles
Chicago White Sox
Triples Hank Bauer
Gil McDougald
Harry Simpson
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
Kansas City Athletics/New York Yankees
Home Runs Roy Sievers Washington Senators 42
Total Bases Roy Sievers Washington Senators 331
Runs Batted In Roy Sievers Washington Senators 114
Stolen Bases Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox 28
Caught Stealing Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 15
Walks Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 146
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 33
Hit by Pitch Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 21
Strikeouts Jim Lemon Washington Senators 94
Sacrifice Hits Gil McDougald New York Yankees 19
Sacrifice Flies Vic Wertz Cleveland Indians 11
Grounded into Double Plays Jackie Jensen Boston Red Sox 22
Batting Average Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.388
On-Base Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.526
Slugging Percentage Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 0.731
On-Base plus Slugging Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 1.257
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ted Williams Boston Red Sox 233


Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Jim Bunning
Billy Pierce
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
Losses Chuck Stobbs Washington Senators 20
Win-Loss Percentage Dick Donovan
Tom Sturdivant
Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
Appearances George Zuverink Baltimore Orioles 56
Games Started Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 37
Complete Games Dick Donovan
Billy Pierce
Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
Shutouts Jim Wilson Chicago White Sox 5
Games Finished George Zuverink Baltimore Orioles 37
Saves Bob Grim New York Yankees 19
Innings Pitched Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers 267.1
Batters Faced Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 1146
Hits Allowed Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 270
Home Runs Allowed Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 43
Base-on-Balls Allowed Ray Moore Baltimore Orioles 112
Intentional Base-on-Balls George Zuverink Baltimore Orioles 13
Hit Batsmen Frank Lary Detroit Tigers 12
Strikeouts Early Wynn Cleveland Indians 184
Wild Pitches Cal McLish Cleveland Indians 8
Balks 8 players tied 2
Runs Allowed Chuck Stobbs Washington Senators 140
Earned Runs Allowed Chuck Stobbs
Early Wynn
Washington Senators
Cleveland Indians
Earned Run Average Bobby Shantz New York Yankees 2.45
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Frank Sullivan Boston Red Sox 1.055

All-Star Game[edit]

The American League won 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 Casey Stengel.


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

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Mickey Mantle, an outfielder with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 233 out of a possible 336 points and 6 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 Tony Kubek, a shortstop with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 23 out of a possible 24 points and 23 first place votes.

Gold Gloves[edit]

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)

Hall of Fame Game[edit]

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 American League's Chicago White Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League by a score of 13 to 4.

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