1957 Season News

Ted Williams set an American League record after being intentionally walked thirty-three times during the regular season. It was the highest American League total since the league had started compiling the statistic in 1955.

On August 17th, Richie Ashburn of the Phillies proved that lightning could strike twice after hitting spectator Alice Roth twice in the same at bat. The first foul struck the wife of Earl Roth, sports editor at the Philadelphia Bulletin in the face and the second hit her body while she was being removed from her seat on a stretcher. Mrs. Roth went on to the hospital to be treated for a broken nose and Philadelphia went on beat the New York Giants 3-1.

Milwaukee Braves' ace Warren Spahn hurled the forty-first shutout of his career during an 8-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on September 3rd setting a new National League record for left-handed pitchers.

The Dodgers became the first Major League baseball team to own their own plane after they purchased a forty-four passenger, twin-engine airliner for $775,000 to transport the club during the season.
1957 American League
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 98-56 -
Chicago White Sox 90-64 8.0
Boston Red Sox 82-72 16.0
Detroit Tigers 78-76 20.0
Baltimore Orioles 76-76 21.0
Cleveland Indians 76-77 21.5
Kansas City Athletics 59-94 38.5
Washington Senators 55-99 43.0
1957 National League
Team Record GB
Milwaukee Braves 95-59 -
St. Louis Cardinals 87-67 8.0
Brooklyn Dodgers 84-70 11.0
Cincinnati Redlegs 80-74 15.0
Philadelphia Phillies 77-77 18.0
New York Giants 69-85 26.0
Chicago Cubs 62-92 33.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 62-92 33.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Yankees 98 56 0.636 723 4.69 534 3.47 145 110 0.268 0.338 0.409 3.00 580 810 0.980 183
Chicago White Sox 90 64 0.584 707 4.59 566 3.68 106 124 0.260 0.339 0.375 3.35 470 665 0.982 169
Boston Red Sox 82 72 0.532 721 4.68 668 4.34 153 116 0.262 0.340 0.405 3.88 498 692 0.976 179
Detroit Tigers 78 76 0.506 614 3.99 614 3.99 116 147 0.257 0.321 0.378 3.56 505 756 0.980 151
Baltimore Orioles 76 76 0.500 597 3.93 588 3.87 87 95 0.252 0.317 0.353 3.46 493 767 0.982 159
Cleveland Indians 76 77 0.497 682 4.46 722 4.72 140 130 0.252 0.329 0.382 4.06 618 807 0.974 154
Kansas City Athletics 59 94 0.386 563 3.68 710 4.64 166 153 0.244 0.294 0.394 4.19 565 626 0.979 162
Washington Senators 55 99 0.357 603 3.92 808 5.25 111 149 0.244 0.313 0.363 4.85 580 691 0.979 159
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Milwaukee Braves 95 59 0.617 772 5.01 613 3.98 199 124 0.269 0.326 0.442 3.47 570 693 0.981 173
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 0.565 737 4.79 666 4.32 132 140 0.274 0.334 0.405 3.78 506 778 0.979 168
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 0.545 690 4.48 591 3.84 147 144 0.253 0.324 0.387 3.35 456 891 0.979 136
Cincinnati Redlegs 80 74 0.519 747 4.85 781 5.07 187 179 0.269 0.337 0.432 4.62 429 707 0.982 139
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 623 4.05 656 4.26 117 139 0.250 0.319 0.375 3.79 412 858 0.976 117
New York Giants 69 85 0.448 643 4.18 701 4.55 157 150 0.252 0.310 0.393 4.01 471 701 0.974 180
Chicago Cubs 62 92 0.403 628 4.08 722 4.69 147 144 0.244 0.304 0.380 4.13 601 859 0.976 140
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 0.403 586 3.81 696 4.52 92 158 0.268 0.315 0.384 3.88 421 663 0.972 143