1957 New York Yankees season

The 1957 New York Yankees season was the 55th season for the team. The team finished with a record of 98–56 to win their 23rd pennant, finishing eight games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

1957 New York Yankees
1957 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s)Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s)George Weiss
Manager(s)Casey Stengel
Local televisionWPIX
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
Local radioWINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
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In the World Series, the Yankees were defeated by the Milwaukee Braves in seven games. They lost the crucial seventh game in Yankee Stadium to the starting pitcher for the Braves, Lew Burdette, who was selected the World Series Most Valuable Player based on this and his other two victories in the Series.

Phil Rizzuto, the former team shortstop from the early 50s, joined the broadcast team for the radio and television broadcasts taking over from Jim Woods in what would be the first of many seasons as a Yankees broadcaster.


  • October 15, 1956: Bob Cerv was purchased from the Yankees by the Kansas City Athletics.[1]
  • December 11, 1956: Charlie Silvera and cash were traded by the Yankees to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. The Cubs completed the deal by sending Harry Chiti to the Yankees on December 14.[2]
  • February 19, 1957: Irv Noren, Milt Graff, Mickey McDermott, Tom Morgan, Rip Coleman, Billy Hunter, and a player to be named later were traded by the Yankees to the Kansas City Athletics for Art Ditmar, Bobby Shantz, Jack McMahan, Wayne Belardi, and players to be named later. The Yankees completed their part of the deal by sending Jack Urban to the Athletics on April 5. The Athletics completed the deal by sending Curt Roberts to the Yankees on April 4 and Clete Boyer to the Yankees on June 4.[3]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 9856 0.636 48–29 50–27
Chicago White Sox 9064 0.584 8 45–32 45–32
Boston Red Sox 8272 0.532 16 44–33 38–39
Detroit Tigers 7876 0.506 20 45–32 33–44
Baltimore Orioles 7676 0.500 21 42–33 34–43
Cleveland Indians 7677 0.497 21½ 40–37 36–40
Kansas City Athletics 5994 0.386 38½ 37–40 22–54
Washington Senators 5599 0.357 43 28–49 27–50

Record vs. opponents

Baltimore 8–1410–12–19–129–1316–5–19–1315–7
Boston 14–88–1412–1010–1216–68–1414–8
Chicago 12–10–114–814–811–1114–88–1417–5
Cleveland 12–910–128–1411–1111–119–1315–7
Detroit 13–912–1011–1111–118–1410–1213–9
Kansas City 5–16–16–168–1411–1114–83–1912–10
New York 13–914–814–813–912–1019–313–9
Washington 7–158–145–177–159–1310–129–13

Notable transactions


1957 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats

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
CYogi Berra134482121.2512482
1BBill Skowron122457139.3041788
2BBobby Richardson141539156.2891362
3BAndy Carey8524763.255633
SSGil McDougald120438136.3111356
LFElston Howard11035690.253844
CFMickey Mantle144473173.3653494
RFHank Bauer137479124.2591865

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
Tony Kubek127431128.297339
Harry Simpson7522456.250739
Enos Slaughter9620953.254534
Jerry Coleman7215742.268212
Joe Collins7914930.201210
Billy Martin4314535.241112
Jerry Lumpe4010335.340011
Darrell Johnson214610.21718
Zeke Bella5101.10000
Bobby Del Greco873.42900
Woodie Held110.00000

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
Tom Sturdivant28201.21662.54118
Bob Turley32176.11362.71152
Bobby Shantz30173.01152.4572
Don Larsen27139.21043.7481
Whitey Ford24129.11152.5784

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
Johnny Kucks37179.18103.5678
Art Ditmar46127.1833.2564
Sal Maglie626.0201.739
Ralph Terry720.2113.057

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
Bob Grim46128192.6352
Tommy Byrne304624.369
Al Cicotte202223.0336

1957 World Series

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

1Braves – 1, Yankees – 3October 2Yankee Stadium69,476
2Braves – 4, Yankees – 2October 3Yankee Stadium65,202
3Yankees – 12, Braves – 3October 5Milwaukee County Stadium45,804
4Yankees – 5, Braves – 7 (10 innings)October 6Milwaukee County Stadium45,804
5Yankees – 0, Braves – 1October 7Milwaukee County Stadium45,811
6Braves – 2, Yankees – 3October 9Yankee Stadium61,408
7Braves – 5, Yankees – 0October 10Yankee Stadium61,207

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Ralph Houk
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Eddie Lopat
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Peanuts Lowrey
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Steve Souchock
B Peoria Chiefs Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Vern Hoscheit
C Modesto Reds California League Dee Phillips
C Alexandria Aces Evangeline League Ken Silvestri
D St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Nesbit Wilson
D Kearney Yankees Nebraska State League Randy Gumpert
D Greenville Majors Sooner State League Tom Gott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Denver, Alexandria[7]


  1. Bob Cerv at Baseball Reference
  2. Harry Chiti at Baseball Reference
  3. Clete Boyer at Baseball Reference
  4. Tommy Lasorda at Baseball Reference
  5. Ralph Terry at Baseball Reference
  6. Bobby Del Greco at Baseball Reference
  7. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


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