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1957 Kansas City Athletics
Major league affiliations
1957 Information
Owner(s) Arnold Johnson
Manager(s) Lou Boudreau and Harry Craft
Local television
Local radio KMBC
(Merle Harmon, Ed Edwards)

The Kansas City Athletics' 1957 season involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 94 losses. Vic Power became the first black player to lead the American League in fielding percentage at any position. He led all American League first baseman with a .998 fielding average. [1 ]



Regular season


Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Chicago White Sox 90 64 .584 8
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 16
Detroit Tigers 78 76 .506 20
Baltimore Orioles 76 76 .500 21
Cleveland Indians 76 77 .497 21.5
Kansas City Athletics 59 94 .386 38.5
Washington Senators 55 99 .357 43

Notable transactions


1957 Kansas City Athletics roster
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

= Indicates team leader


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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI


Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games played; IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Cox, GlennGlenn Cox 10 1 0 0 5.02 8

Awards and honors

League leaders

  • Vic Power, American League leader, fielding percentage, first basemen (.998)[1 ]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Phil Cavarretta
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Al Evans
A Columbia Gems Sally League Ernie White
B Abilene Blue Sox Big State League Burl Storie
C Crowley Millers Evangeline League Everett Robinson
C Pocatello Athletics Pioneer League Vince Plumbo
D Mattoon Athletics Midwest League Lew Krausse, Sr.
D Grand Island Athletics Nebraska State League Art Mazmanian
D Seminole Oilers Sooner State League Lee Anthony

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Buffalo, Grand Island


  1. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Bob Cerv page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Clete Boyer page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Lou Klimchok page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ralph Terry page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnny Groth page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Al Aber page at Baseball Reference]
  8. ^



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