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1957 New York Giants
Final Season in New York
Major league affiliations
Location
1957 Information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General Manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Bill Rigney
Local television WPIX
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney, Jim Woods)
Local radio WMCA
(Russ Hodges, Bob DeLaney, Jim Woods)

The 1957 New York Giants season involved the team finishing in sixth place in the National League with a 69-85 record, 26 games behind the NL and World Champion Milwaukee Braves in their 75th and final season in New York City before the team's relocation to San Francisco, California for the following season.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Milwaukee Braves 95 59 -- .617
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 8 .565
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 11 .545
Cincinnati Redlegs 80 74 15 .519
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 18 .500
New York Giants 69 85 26 .448
Chicago Cubs 62 92 33 .403
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 33 .403

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Roster

1957 New York Giants roster
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
LF Sauer, HankHank Sauer 127 378 98 .259 26 76

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

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

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

Relocation to San Francisco

While seeking a new stadium to replace the crumbling Polo Grounds, the Giants began to contemplate a move from New York, initially considering Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis-St. Paul, which was home to their top farm team, the Minneapolis Millers. Under the rules of the time, the Giants' ownership of the Millers gave them priority rights to a major league team in the area.

At this time, the Giants were approached by San Francisco mayor George Christopher. Despite objections from shareholders such as Joan Whitney Payson, majority owner Horace Stoneham entered into negotiations with San Francisco officials around the same time that Dodgers' owner Walter O'Malley was courting the city of Los Angeles. O'Malley had been told that the Dodgers would not be allowed to move to Los Angeles unless a second team moved to California as well. He pushed Stoneham toward relocation. In the summer of 1957, both the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers announced their moves to California, and the golden age of baseball in the New York area ended.

Awards and honors

League leaders

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Red Davis
AA Dallas Eagles Texas League Salty Parker
A Springfield Giants Eastern League Mike McCormick and Ray Murray
B Danville Leafs Carolina League Dave Garcia and Mike McCormick
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Pete Pavlick
D Selma Cloverleafs Alabama-Florida League Buddy Kerr
D Michigan City White Caps Midwest League Richie Klaus
D Hastings Giants Nebraska State League Leo Schrall
D Muskogee Giants Sooner State League Andy Gilbert

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Notes

  1. ^ Hank Sauer page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Manny Mota page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Hoyt Wilhelm page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bill Sarni page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ John Orsino page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Ray Katt page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Red Schoendienst page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.95, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References


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