1957 Detroit Tigers season

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 television WJBK
Local radio WKMH
(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.

Offseason

Regular season

  • 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.[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees9856.636--
Chicago White Sox9064.5848
Boston Red Sox8272.53216
Detroit Tigers7876.50620
Baltimore Orioles7676.50021
Cleveland Indians7677.49721.5
Kansas City Athletics5994.38638.5
Washington Senators5599.35743

Record vs. opponents

1957 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–1410–12–19–129–1316–5–19–1315–7
Boston 14–88–1412–1010–1216–68–1414–8
Chicago 12–10–114–814–811–1114–88–1417–5
Cleveland 12–910–128–1411–1111–119–1315–7
Detroit 13–912–1011–1111–118–1410–1213–9
Kansas City 5–16–16–168–1411–1114–83–1912–10
New York 13–914–814–813–912–1019–313–9
Washington 7–158–145–177–159–1310–129–13

Notable transactions

Roster

1957 Detroit Tigers
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
RFAl Kaline149577170.2952390

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
Dave Philley6517349.283216
Earl Torgeson305012.24015
Jim Small36429.21400

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
Jim Bunning45267.12082.69182

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

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
Al Aber283316.8115
Jack Crimian401012.711

Farm system

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

  1. Jim Brideweser at Baseball Reference
  2. 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
  3. Dave Philley at Baseball Reference
  4. Johnny Groth at Baseball Reference
  5. Al Aber at Baseball Reference
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