1957 Chicago Cubs season

1957 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Philip K. Wrigley
General manager(s) John Holland
Manager(s) Bob Scheffing
Local television WGN-TV
(Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
Local radio WIND
(Milo Hamilton, Jack Quinlan, Gene Elston)
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The 1957 Chicago Cubs season was the 86th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 82nd in the National League and the 42nd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates for seventh in the National League with a record of 62–92.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Braves 9559 0.617 45–32 50–27
St. Louis Cardinals 8767 0.565 8 42–35 45–32
Brooklyn Dodgers 8470 0.545 11 43–34 41–36
Cincinnati Redlegs 8074 0.519 15 45–32 35–42
Philadelphia Phillies 7777 0.500 18 38–39 39–38
New York Giants 6985 0.448 26 37–40 32–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 6292 0.403 33 36–41 26–51
Chicago Cubs 6292 0.403 33 31–46 31–46

Record vs. opponents

1957 National League Records

Sources:
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 17–512–1010–1212–109–1312–1012–10
Chicago 5–177–159–139–138–14–112–10–112–10
Cincinnati 10–1215–74–1812–1016–614–89–13
Milwaukee 12–1013–918–413–912–10–116–611–11
New York 10–1213–910–129–1310–129–138–14
Philadelphia 13–914–8–16–1610–12–112–1013–99–13
Pittsburgh 10–1210–12–18–146–1613–99–136–16
St. Louis 10–1210–1213–911–1114–813–916–6

Notable transactions

Roster

1957 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Other batters

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
Charlie Silvera265311.20802

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Poholsky2884174.9328
Elmer Singleton513.1016.756
Ed Mayer37.2005.873

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dick Littlefield482345.3551
Jim Brosnan415503.3873
Bob Anderson80107.717
John Briggs301012.461

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Bill Sweeney, Frank Carswell
and Bill Posedel
AA Memphis Chicks Southern Association Lou Klein
AA Fort Worth Cats Texas League Lee Handley
A Des Moines Bruins Western League Lou Stringer and Hersh Martin
B Burlington Bees Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Ken Raffensberger
C Bakersfield Bears California League Dick Wilson and Babe Herman
C Lafayette Bulls Evangeline League Walt Dixon
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Burdette Thurlby and Walt Dixon
D Pulaski Cubs Appalachian League Vedie Himsl, Jim Bottomley,
Halley Wilson and Burdette Thurlby
D Paris Lakers Midwest League Verlon Walker
D Ponca City Cubs Sooner State League Don Biebel

Lafayette franchise folded, June 20, 1957

Notes

  1. Ray Jablonski at Baseball-Reference
  2. Eddie Miksis at Baseball-Reference
  3. Harry Chiti at Baseball-Reference
  4. Lou Jackson at Baseball-Reference
  5. Ray Katt at Baseball-Reference
  6. Jim King at Baseball-Reference
  7. Dee Fondy at Baseball-Reference
  8. Jackie Collum at Baseball-Reference
  9. Chuck Tanner transactions at Baseball Almanac
  10. Bobby Del Greco at Baseball-Reference

References

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