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|1957 Baseball News and Highlights
Two National League franchises moved in 1957 -- the Giants moved from New York to San Francisco and the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Herb Score was struck in the eye by a line drive off the bat of New York Yankee Gil McDougald on May 7. Score was sidelined for the rest of the season.
Dean interviews Von (center) and Lindy McDaniel, brother
pitchers for the St. Louis Cardinals. Dean and his
brother Paul were a pitching combination for the
Cardinals in the 1930's, with 49 wins between them. In
1957 the McDaniel brothers (one a rookie, the other in
his second year) won 22 games between them.
Hall of Fame Inductees
Sam "Wahoo" Crawford, outfielder for
Cincinnati and Detroit
The American League defeated the National League 6-5 in the 24th annual All-Star Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 9, 1957. Detroit pitcher Jim Bunning was credited with the win, while Philadelphia pitcher Curt Simmons got the loss.
Mid-Season Manager Changes
In May, Washigton replaced Charley Dressen with Cookie Lavagetto. In August, Pittsburgh fired Bobby Bragan in favor of Danny Murtaugh, and Kansas City replaced Lou Boudreau with Harry Craft.
In-Season Player Trades
In February, the New York Yankees traded pitchers Mickey McDermott, Tom Morgan, and Rip Coleman, outfielder Irv Noren, and infielders Billy Hunter and Milt Graff (and others) to Kansas City in exchange for pitchers Bobby Shantz and Art Ditmar (among others).
In June, the Yankees traded second baseman Billy Martin, pitcher Ralph Terry, and outfielders Bob Martyn and Woody Held to Kansas City in exchange for first baseman-outfielder Harry Simpson, outfielder Jim Pisoni, and pitcher Ryne Duren.
On June 15, Milwaukee traded infielder Danny O'Connell, outfielder Bobby Thompson, and pitcher Ray Crone to the New York Giants in exchange for second baseman Red Schoendienst.
Final Major League Standings
The Milwaukee Braves went on a ten-game winning sreak in August, and finished the season with an eight-game lead over the St, Louis Cardinals to win their first National League pennant. Prior to the streak, the Braves had been in a five-team battle for the championship with St. Louis, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia. The race for the American League pennant was between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox remained within striking distance all season, but the Yankees ended up with their 23rd pennant.
Lew Burdette pitched Milwaukee to the World Championship by beating New York in three complete games, including two shutouts and 24 consecutive scoreless innings. He became the tenth man in Major League history to win three times in a World Series and the first to do it against the Yankees. The Series, played October 2-10, went the full seven games for the third straight year. Total attendance for the series was 394,712, and gate receipts totaled $24,475,978.94; both numbers were records.
* denotes home team for each game
Individual Honors and Performance Leaders
The University of California won the NCAA Championship with a 1-0 victory over Penn State in the final game at Omaha, Nebraska, on June 12.
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