1957 Baltimore Orioles season

The 1957 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 5th in the American League with a record of 76 wins and 76 losses.

1957 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record76–76 (.500)
League place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Jerold Hoffberger, Joseph Iglehart
General manager(s)Paul Richards
Manager(s)Paul Richards
Local televisionWMAR-TV/WAAM/WBAL-TV
Local radioWCBM
(Ernie Harwell, Herb Carneal, Larry Ray)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 56 0.636 48–29 50–27
Chicago White Sox 90 64 0.584 8 45–32 45–32
Boston Red Sox 82 72 0.532 16 44–33 38–39
Detroit Tigers 78 76 0.506 20 45–32 33–44
Baltimore Orioles 76 76 0.500 21 42–33 34–43
Cleveland Indians 76 77 0.497 21½ 40–37 36–40
Kansas City Athletics 59 94 0.386 38½ 37–40 22–54
Washington Senators 55 99 0.357 43 28–49 27–50


Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–14 10–12–1 9–12 9–13 16–5–1 9–13 15–7
Boston 14–8 8–14 12–10 10–12 16–6 8–14 14–8
Chicago 12–10–1 14–8 14–8 11–11 14–8 8–14 17–5
Cleveland 12–9 10–12 8–14 11–11 11–11 9–13 15–7
Detroit 13–9 12–10 11–11 11–11 8–14 10–12 13–9
Kansas City 5–16–1 6–16 8–14 11–11 14–8 3–19 12–10
New York 13–9 14–8 14–8 13–9 12–10 19–3 13–9
Washington 7–15 8–14 5–17 7–15 9–13 10–12 9–13


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1957 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Gus Triandos 129 418 106 .254 19 72
1B Bob Boyd 141 485 154 .318 4 34
2B Billy Gardner 154 644 169 .262 6 55
SS Willy Miranda 115 314 61 .194 0 20
3B George Kell 99 310 92 .297 9 44
LF Bob Nieman 129 445 123 .276 13 70
CF Jim Busby 86 288 72 .250 3 19
RF Al Pilarcik 142 407 113 .278 9 49

Other battersEdit

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
Tito Francona 97 274 65 .233 7 38
Billy Goodman 73 263 81 .308 3 33
Joe Ginsberg 85 175 48 .274 1 18
Dick Williams 47 167 39 .234 1 17
Joe Durham 77 157 29 .185 4 17
Jim Brideweser 91 142 38 .268 1 18
Brooks Robinson 50 117 28 .239 2 14
Bob Hale 42 44 11 .250 0 7
Carl Powis 15 41 8 .195 0 2
Jim Pyburn 35 40 9 .225 1 2
Lenny Green 19 33 6 .182 1 5
Tex Nelson 15 23 5 .217 0 5
Buddy Peterson 7 17 3 .176 0 0
Frank Zupo 10 12 1 .083 0 0
Wayne Causey 14 10 2 .200 0 1
Eddie Robinson 4 3 0 .000 0 0
Tom Patton 1 2 0 .000 0 0
Eddie Miksis 1 1 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Connie Johnson 35 242.0 14 11 3.20 177
Ray Moore 34 227.1 11 13 3.72 117
Hal Brown 25 150.0 7 8 3.90 62

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Billy Loes 31 155.1 12 7 3.24 86
Billy O'Dell 35 140.1 4 10 2.69 97
Bill Wight 27 121.0 6 6 3.64 50
Art Ceccarelli 20 58.0 0 5 4.50 30
Mike Fornieles 15 57.0 2 6 4.26 43
Jerry Walker 13 27.2 1 0 2.93 13
Don Ferrarese 8 19.0 1 1 4.74 13
Charlie Beamon 4 8.2 0 0 5.19 5
Art Houtteman 5 6.2 0 0 17.55 3

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
George Zuverink 56 10 6 9 2.48 36
Ken Lehman 30 8 3 6 2.78 32
Sandy Consuegra 5 0 0 1 1.80 0
Milt Pappas 4 0 0 0 1.00 3
Dizzy Trout 2 0 0 0 81.00 0

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
Open Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Charlie Metro
AA San Antonio Missions Texas League Joe Schultz
A Knoxville Smokies Sally League George Staller
C Phoenix Stars Arizona–Mexico League Bob Hooper
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Billy Capps and Barney Lutz
D Kingsport Orioles Appalachian League Enid Drake
D Fitzgerald Orioles Georgia–Florida League Earl Weaver
D Paris Orioles Sooner State League Barney Lutz and Billy Capps

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Phoenix

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Jim Brideweser at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Jack Fisher at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Eddie Miksis at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Morrie Martin at Baseball-Reference

ReferencesEdit

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1957 Baltimore Orioles team at Baseball-Reference
  • 1957 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com