1957 Milwaukee Braves season: Wikis

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1957 Milwaukee Braves
1957 NL Champions
1957 World Series Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1957 Information
Owner(s) Louis R. Perini
General Manager(s) John Quinn
Manager(s) Fred Haney
Local television none
Local radio WEMP
WTMJ
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)

The 1957 season was the year that the Milwaukee Braves won their first World Series championship in Milwaukee. Led by NL MVP Hank Aaron and NL Cy Young Award Winner Warren Spahn, the Braves won 95 games to clinch the pennant. Longtime Brooklyn Dodger Andy Pafko and World Series hero Bobby Thomson were also part of the team.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Season standings

Team Wins Losses Win Percentage GB
Milwaukee Braves 95 59 .617 0
St.Louis Cardinals 87 67 .565 8.0
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 .545 11.0
Cincinnati Reds 80 74 .519 15.0
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 .500 18.0
New York Giants 69 85 .448 26.0
Chicago Cubs 62 92 .403 33.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 .403 33.0

Roster

1957 Milwaukee Braves roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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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
C Crandall, DelDel Crandall 118 383 97 .253 15 46
1B Torre, FrankFrank Torre 129 364 99 .272 5 40
2B Schoendienst, RedRed Schoendienst 93 394 122 .310 6 32
3B Mathews, EddieEddie Mathews 148 572 167 .292 32 94
SS Logan, JohnnyJohnny Logan 129 494 135 .273 10 49
LF Covington, WesWes Covington 96 328 93 .284 21 65
CF Bruton, BillBill Bruton 79 306 85 .278 5 30
RF Aaron, HankHank Aaron 151 615 198 .322 44 132

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Pafko, AndyAndy Pafko 83 220 61 .277 8 27
O'Connell, DannyDanny O'Connell 48 183 43 .235 1 8
Thomson, BobbyBobby Thomson 41 148 35 .236 4 23
Mantilla, FélixFélix Mantilla 71 182 43 .236 4 21
Sawatski, CarlCarl Sawatski 58 105 25 .238 2 17
Jones, NippyNippy Jones 30 79 21 .266 2 8
Tanner, ChuckChuck Tanner 22 69 17 .246 2 6
Cole, DickDick Cole 15 14 1 .077 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Burdette, LewLew Burdette 37 256.2 17 9 2.72 78
Buhl, BobBob Buhl 34 216.2 18 7 2.74 117

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Conley, GeneGene Conley 35 148 9 9 3.16 61
Crone, RayRay Crone 11 42.1 3 1 4.46 15

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Paine, PhilPhil Paine 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

World series

Summary

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

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Braves – 1, Yankees – 3 October 2 Yankee Stadium 69,476
2 Braves – 4, Yankees – 2 October 3 Yankee Stadium 65,202
3 Yankees – 12, Braves – 3 October 5 Milwaukee County Stadium 45,804
4 Yankees – 5, Braves – 7 (10 innings) October 6 Milwaukee County Stadium 45,804
5 Yankees – 0, Braves – 1 October 7 Milwaukee County Stadium 45,811
6 Braves – 2, Yankees – 3 October 9 Yankee Stadium 61,408
7 Braves – 5, Yankees – 0 October 10 Yankee Stadium 61,207

Note: It was the Braves' first championship since the "Miracle Braves" of 1914.

Composite Box

1957 World Series (4-3): Milwaukee Braves (N.L.) over New York Yankees (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Milwaukee Braves 0 2 5 6 3 1 2 1 0 3 23 47 3
New York Yankees 4 1 5 2 1 2 6 0 3 1 25 57 6
Total Attendance: 394,712   Average Attendance: 56,387
Winning Player’s Share: – $8,924   Losing Player’s Share – $5,606

Awards and honors

1957 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Wichita Braves American Association Ben Geraghty
AA Atlanta Crackers Southern Association Bud Bates
AA Austin Senators Texas League Sibby Sisti
A Jacksonville Braves Sally League Mickey Owen, Grady Wilson and Joe Just
A Topeka Hawks Western League Red Smith and Bill Dossey
B Corpus Christi Clippers Big State League Joe Just and Jack Wilkinson
B Evansville Braves Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bob Coleman
C Salinas Packers California League Leo Thomas and Bill Krueger
C Eau Claire Braves Northern League Gordon Maltzberger
C Boise Braves Pioneer League George McQuinn
D Leesburg Braves Florida State League Tommy Giordano
D Waycross Braves Georgia-Florida League Mike Fandozzi
D McCook Braves Nebraska State League Bill Steinecke
D Wellsville Braves New York-Penn League Alex Monchak
D Lawton Braves Sooner State League Travis Jackson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Atlanta, Evansville, Salinas

Notes

References

Preceded by
Brooklyn Dodgers
1956
National League Championship Season
1957
Succeeded by
Milwaukee Braves
1958
Preceded by
New York Yankees
1956
World Series Champions
Milwaukee Braves

1957
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1958

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