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1957 Detroit Tigers season

1957 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Knorr, John Fetzer
Manager(s) Jack Tighe
Local television WJBK
Local radio WKMH
(Van Patrick, Mel Ott)
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The 1957 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 78-76, 20 games behind the New York Yankees.


Regular season

  • April 18, 1957: Roger Maris hit the first home run of his career. It came at Briggs Stadium in Detroit and was a grand slam off Tigers pitcher Jack Crimian.[2]

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

Notable transactions


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
RF Kaline, AlAl Kaline 149 577 170 .295 23 90

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
Philley, DaveDave Philley 65 173 49 .283 2 16
Torgeson, EarlEarl Torgeson 30 50 12 .240 1 5
Small, JimJim Small 36 42 9 .214 0 0


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
Bunning, JimJim Bunning 45 267.1 20 8 2.69 182

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

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
Aber, AlAl Aber 28 3 3 1 6.81 15
Crimian, JackJack Crimian 4 0 1 0 12.71 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Frank Skaff, Don Griffin and Bill Norman
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Johnny Pesky
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Bill Adair
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Bob Mavis
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Al Lakeman
D Montgomery Rebels Alabama-Florida League Stubby Overmire
D Orlando Flyers Florida State League Marland Doolittle and John Rose
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League Stan Wasiak
D Erie Sailors New York-Penn League Chuck Kress



  1. ^ Jim Brideweser page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero, p. 87, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  3. ^ Dave Philley page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Johnny Groth page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Al Aber page at Baseball Reference


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