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1957 New York Yankees season

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Start date  1957
General manager  George Weiss
Owners  Dan Topping, Del Webb
Manager  Casey Stengel
Local television  WPIX
Local radio  WINS (AM) (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
Similar  1922 New York Yankees, 1960 New York Yankees, 1926 New York Yankees, 1953 New York Yankees, 1949 New York Yankees

The 1957 New York Yankees season was the 55th season for the team in New York, and its 57th season overall. The team finished with a record of 98–56 to win their 23rd pennant, finishing eight games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

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In the World Series, the Yankees were defeated by the Milwaukee Braves in seven games. They lost the crucial seventh game in Yankee Stadium to the starting pitcher for the Braves, Lew Burdette, who was selected the World Series Most Valuable Player based on this and his other two victories in the Series.

Offseason

  • October 15, 1956: Bob Cerv was purchased from the Yankees by the Kansas City Athletics.
  • December 11, 1956: Charlie Silvera and cash were traded by the Yankees to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. The Cubs completed the deal by sending Harry Chiti to the Yankees on December 14.
  • February 19, 1957: Irv Noren, Milt Graff, Mickey McDermott, Tom Morgan, Rip Coleman, Billy Hunter, and a player to be named later were traded by the Yankees to the Kansas City Athletics for Art Ditmar, Bobby Shantz, Jack McMahan, Wayne Belardi, and players to be named later. The Yankees completed their part of the deal by sending Jack Urban to the Athletics on April 5. The Athletics completed the deal by sending Curt Roberts to the Yankees on April 4 and Clete Boyer to the Yankees on June 4.
  • Notable transactions

  • May 26, 1957: Tommy Lasorda was purchased from the Yankees by the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • June 15, 1957: Ralph Terry, Woodie Held, Billy Martin, and Bob Martyn were traded by the Yankees to the Kansas City Athletics for Ryne Duren, Jim Pisoni, and Harry Simpson.
  • September 10, 1957: Bobby Del Greco was purchased by the Yankees from the Chicago Cubs.
  • Starters by position

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

    Other batters

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

    Starting pitchers

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

    Other pitchers

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

    Relief pitchers

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

    1957 World Series

    NL Milwaukee Braves (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3)

    Awards and honors

  • Mickey Mantle, American League MVP
  • All-Star Game

    Farm system

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Denver, Alexandria

    References

    1957 New York Yankees season Wikipedia


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