1957 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1957 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 76th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 66th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 87–67 during the season and finished second in the National League, eight games behind the Milwaukee Braves.

1957 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record87–67 (.565)
League place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Frank Lane
Manager(s)Fred Hutchinson
Local televisionKTVI
Local radioKMOX
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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. opponentsEdit


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 transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1957 St. Louis Cardinals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Hal Smith 100 333 93 .279 2 37
1B Stan Musial 134 502 176 .351 29 102
2B Don Blasingame 154 650 176 .271 8 58
SS Al Dark 140 583 169 .290 4 64
3B Eddie Kasko 134 479 131 .273 1 35
LF Wally Moon 142 516 152 .295 24 73
CF Ken Boyer 142 544 144 .265 19 62
RF Del Ennis 136 490 140 .286 24 105

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
Joe Cunningham 122 261 83 .318 9 52
Hobie Landrith 75 214 52 .243 3 26
Bobby Smith 93 185 39 .211 3 18
Walker Cooper 48 78 21 .269 3 10
Ducky Schofield 65 56 9 .161 0 1
Eddie Miksis 49 38 8 .211 1 2
Jim King 22 35 11 .314 0 2
Irv Noren 17 30 11 .367 1 10
Tom Alston 9 17 5 .294 0 2
Gene Green 6 15 3 .200 0 2
Don Lassetter 4 13 2 .154 0 0
Chuck Harmon 9 3 1 .333 0 1

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
Lindy McDaniel 30 191.0 15 9 3.49 75
Sam Jones 28 182.2 12 9 3.60 154
Von McDaniel 17 86.2 7 5 3.22 45
Murry Dickson 14 74.0 5 3 4.14 29

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
Larry Jackson 41 210.1 15 9 3.47 96
Herm Wehmeier 36 165.0 10 7 4.31 91
Vinegar Bend Mizell 33 149.1 8 10 3.74 87
Willard Schmidt 40 116.2 10 3 4.78 63
Morrie Martin 4 10.2 0 0 2.53 7
Frank Barnes 3 10.0 0 1 4.50 5
Tom Cheney 4 9.0 0 1 5.00 10
Lynn Lovenguth 2 9.0 0 1 2.00 6

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
Lloyd Merritt 44 1 2 7 3.31 35
Hoyt Wilhelm 40 1 4 11 4.25 29
Billy Muffett 23 3 2 8 2.25 21
Jim Davis 10 0 1 1 5.27 5
Bob Smith 6 0 0 1 4.66 11
Bob Miller 5 0 0 0 7.00 7
Bob Kuzava 3 0 0 0 3.86 2

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Cardinals American Association Johnny Keane
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Cot Deal
AA Houston Buffaloes Texas League Harry Walker
A Columbus Foxes Sally League Skeeter Newsome
B Winston-Salem Red Birds Carolina League George Kissell
C Winnipeg Goldeyes Northern League Vern Benson
C Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Ed Lyons
D Wytheville Cardinals Appalachian League Johnny Grodzicki
D Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Homer Ray Wilson
D Albany Cardinals Georgia–Florida League Chase Riddle
D Decatur Commodores Midwest League Al Unser
D Ardmore Cardinals Sooner State League J. C. Dunn and Mike Ryba

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Houston, Winnipeg, Billings, Albany, Decatur, Ardmore[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hank Sauer at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Schuster, Joe, Charlie Peete, Society for American Baseball Research Biography Project
  3. ^ a b Bob Smith at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ a b Eddie Miksis at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ a b Hoyt Wilhelm at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Cal Browning at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Ed Mayer at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Morrie Martin at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External linksEdit