1957 Kansas City Athletics season

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1957 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arnold Johnson
General manager(s) George Selkirk
Manager(s) Lou Boudreau, Harry Craft
Local television none
Local radio KMBC
(Merle Harmon, Ed Edwards)
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The 1957 Kansas City Athletics season, the third for the team in Kansas City and the 57th in MLB, involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 94 losses, 38½ games behind the American League Champion New York Yankees.

Offseason

Regular season

First baseman Vic Power became the first black player to lead the American League in fielding percentage at any position. He led all American League first basemen with a .998 fielding average.[4]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Chicago White Sox 90 64 .584 8
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 16
Detroit Tigers 78 76 .506 20
Baltimore Orioles 76 76 .500 21
Cleveland Indians 76 77 .497 21.5
Kansas City Athletics 59 94 .386 38.5
Washington Senators 55 99 .357 43

Record vs. opponents

1957 American League Records

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 transactions

Roster

1957 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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
1B Vic Power 129 467 121 .259 14 42

[8]

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
Bob Cerv 124 345 94 .272 11 44

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games played; 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 played; 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
Glenn Cox 10 1 0 0 5.02 8
Al Aber 3 0 0 0 12.00 0
Ed Blake 2 0 0 0 5.40 0

Awards and honors

League leaders

  • Vic Power, American League leader, fielding percentage, first basemen (.998)[4]

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Phil Cavarretta
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Al Evans
A Columbia Gems Sally League Ernie White
B Abilene Blue Sox Big State League Burl Storie
C Crowley Millers Evangeline League Everett Robinson
C Pocatello Athletics Pioneer League Vince Plumbo
D Mattoon Athletics Midwest League Lew Krausse, Sr.
D Grand Island Athletics Nebraska State League Art Mazmanian
D Seminole Oilers Sooner State League Lee Anthony

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Buffalo, Grand Island

References

  1. ^ Bob Cerv page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Clete Boyer page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Lou Klimchok page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. ^ Ralph Terry page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnny Groth page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Al Aber page at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/KCA/1957.shtml

External links

  • 1957 Kansas City Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1957 Kansas City Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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