1957 Cincinnati Redlegs season

The 1957 Cincinnati Redlegs season consisted of the Redlegs finishing in fourth place in the National League, with a record of 80–74, 15 games behind the NL and World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves. The Redlegs were managed by Birdie Tebbetts and played their home games at Crosley Field.

1957 Cincinnati Redlegs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s)Gabe Paul
Manager(s)Birdie Tebbetts
Local televisionWLW
(George Bryson)
Local radioWKRC
(Waite Hoyt, Jack Moran)
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Braves 95 59 0.617 45–32 50–27
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 0.565 8 42–35 45–32
Brooklyn Dodgers 84 70 0.545 11 43–34 41–36
Cincinnati Redlegs 80 74 0.519 15 45–32 35–42
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 0.500 18 38–39 39–38
New York Giants 69 85 0.448 26 37–40 32–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 62 92 0.403 33 36–41 26–51
Chicago Cubs 62 92 0.403 33 31–46 31–46

Record vs. opponents

1957 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BR CHC CIN MIL NYG PHI PIT STL
Brooklyn 17–5 12–10 10–12 12–10 9–13 12–10 12–10
Chicago 5–17 7–15 9–13 9–13 8–14–1 12–10–1 12–10
Cincinnati 10–12 15–7 4–18 12–10 16–6 14–8 9–13
Milwaukee 12–10 13–9 18–4 13–9 12–10–1 16–6 11–11
New York 10–12 13–9 10–12 9–13 10–12 9–13 8–14
Philadelphia 13–9 14–8–1 6–16 10–12–1 12–10 13–9 9–13
Pittsburgh 10–12 10–12–1 8–14 6–16 13–9 9–13 6–16
St. Louis 10–12 10–12 13–9 11–11 14–8 13–9 16–6

Notable transactions

Roster

1957 Cincinnati Redlegs
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
3B Don Hoak 149 529 155 .293 19 89

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
Joe Taylor 33 107 28 .262 4 9
Pete Whisenant 67 90 19 .211 5 11
Bobby Durnbaugh 2 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Don Gross 43 148.1 7 9 4.31 73
Art Fowler 33 87.2 3 0 6.47 45
Warren Hacker 15 43.1 3 2 5.19 18
Vicente Amor 9 27.1 1 2 5.93 9

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
Hersh Freeman 52 7 2 8 4.52 36
Tom Acker 49 10 5 4 4.97 67
Bill Kennedy 8 0 2 3 6.39 8

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
Open Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Lefty O'Doul
AAA Havana Sugar Kings International League Nap Reyes
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Dick Sisler
A Savannah Redlegs Sally League Jimmy Brown
B Port Arthur/Temple Redlegs Big State League Al Barillari
B Wenatchee Chiefs Northwest League Don Lundberg and Bert Haas
B Clovis Pioneers Southwestern League Bert Haas
C Visalia Redlegs California League Bruce Edwards
C Wausau Lumberjacks Northern League Walt Novick
D Graceville Oilers Alabama–Florida League Bob Wellman and Charley Grant
D Palatka Redlegs Florida State League Johnny Vander Meer
D Hornell Redlegs New York–Penn League Dave Bristol

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Graceville
Port Arthur franchise transferred to Temple, May 30, 1957, then folded, August 20; Clovis franchise folded, June 16; Hornell replaced disbanded Bradford franchise in mid-season and began play May 28
[4]

References

  1. ^ Ray Jablonski at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Maury Wills at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Warren Hacker at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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