1957 Detroit Tigers season

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1957 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Knorr, John Fetzer
General manager(s)Walter Briggs, Jr., John McHale
Manager(s)Jack Tighe
Local televisionWJBK
Local radioWKMH
(Van Patrick, Mel Ott)
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The 1957 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 78–76, 20 games behind the New York Yankees. The team scored 614 runs and allowed 614 runs for a run differential of zero.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • April 18, 1957: Roger Maris hit the first home run of his career. It came at Briggs Stadium in Detroit and was a grand slam off Tigers pitcher Jack Crimian.[3]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Chicago White Sox 90 64 .584 8
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 16
Detroit Tigers 78 76 .506 20
Baltimore Orioles 76 76 .500 21
Cleveland Indians 76 77 .497 21.5
Kansas City Athletics 59 94 .386 38.5
Washington Senators 55 99 .357 43

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1957 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–14 10–12–1 9–12 9–13 16–5–1 9–13 15–7
Boston 14–8 8–14 12–10 10–12 16–6 8–14 14–8
Chicago 12–10–1 14–8 14–8 11–11 14–8 8–14 17–5
Cleveland 12–9 10–12 8–14 11–11 11–11 9–13 15–7
Detroit 13–9 12–10 11–11 11–11 8–14 10–12 13–9
Kansas City 5–16–1 6–16 8–14 11–11 14–8 3–19 12–10
New York 13–9 14–8 14–8 13–9 12–10 19–3 13–9
Washington 7–15 8–14 5–17 7–15 9–13 10–12 9–13


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1957 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
RF Al Kaline 149 577 170 .295 23 90

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Dave Philley 65 173 49 .283 2 16
Earl Torgeson 30 50 12 .240 1 5
Jim Small 36 42 9 .214 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Bunning 45 267.1 20 8 2.69 182

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Al Aber 28 3 3 1 6.81 15
Jack Crimian 4 0 1 0 12.71 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Frank Skaff, Don Griffin and Bill Norman
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Johnny Pesky
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Bill Adair
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Bob Mavis
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Al Lakeman
D Montgomery Rebels Alabama–Florida League Stubby Overmire
D Orlando Flyers Florida State League Marland Doolittle and John Rose
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia–Florida League Stan Wasiak
D Erie Sailors New York–Penn League Chuck Kress

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Durham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1957 Baseball Standings". MLB.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Jim Brideweser at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 87, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  4. ^ Dave Philley at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Johnny Groth at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Al Aber at Baseball Reference

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