ALL AMERICAN RETRO BASEBALL LEAGUE     |     Home
  1954   |   1955   |   1956   |   1957   |   1958   |   1959   |   1960   |   1961   |   1962   |   1963   |   1964   |   1965   |   1966   |   1967   |   1968   |   1969   |   1970   |   1971   |   1972   |   1973   |   1974   |   1975   |   1976   |   1977   |   1978   |   1979   |   1980   |   1981   |   1982   |   1983   |   1984   |   1985   |   1986   |   1987   |   1988   |   1989   |   1990   |   1991   |   1992   |   1993   |   1994   |   1995   |   1996   |   1997   |   1998   |   1999   |   2000   |   2001   |   News Archive   |   Career Stats   |   Career Pitching Leaders   |   Season Pitching Leaders   |   Career Hitting Leaders   |   Season Hitting Leaders   |   Team Leaders   |   Team Season Summary   |   Hall of Fame   |   No-Hitters   |   Tie Breakers   League History
1957 Draft   |   1957 Final Standings   |   1957 Awards   |   1957 Transactions   |   1957 Rosters & Stats   |   1957 Leaders   |   1957 Grand Totals   |   1957 Line Scores   |   1957 Record Book   |   1957 Box Scores of the Week



1957 Awards
 MVP
During the 1957 AARBL season, Ted Williams was the story as he led the So Cal Knights to their second straight Western Division Crown.  Williams won the award by clubbing 48 home runs, collecting 131 RBIs, and hitting a league record .388 while slugging a league best .769, with a league leading .522 on base percentage.  In the voting, Williams received 7 of 10 first place votes, and bested Willie Mays of the Peoria Chiefs and teammate Duke Snider for the award.
1957 AARBL MVP Ted Williams
1957 AARBL MVP
Ted Williams
So Cal Knights
AVG.
SLG.
OBP.
GM
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
HB
SH
DP
SB
CS
.388*
.769*
.522*
143
485
142*
188
33
4
48
131
137
56
2
0
12
0
1
* Denotes led league

 Cy Young
For the second consecutive year, the AARBL Cy Young race was a tight one, but in the end, the 1957 award went to Frank Sullivan of the Des Moines Dusters.  Anchoring a staff that included AARBL veterans Lew Burdette, Early Wynn, and Warren Spahn, Sullivan led the improving Dusters to a third place finish in the Eastern Division.  Sullivan compiled a 17-10 record, and led the league with a 2.20 E.R.A., which was almost half a run better than 2.63 mark posted by Peoria's Harvey Haddix.  In the Cy Young Award voting, Sullivan garnered 7 first place votes, and was named on all 10 ballots, as he bested Robin Roberts of the So Cal Knights and Jim Bunning of the North Bend Tadjers.
1957 AARBL CY Young Winner Frank Sullivan
1957 AARBL Cy Young Award Winner
Frank Sullivan
Des Moines Dusters
E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
K
2.20*
17
10
.630
36
36
8
3*
0
273.2
205
75
67
21
66
168
* Denotes led league

 Babe Ruth
In one of the finest individual seasons in AARBL history, Ted Williams tore through the 1957 season in dominant fashion.  In addition to winning the MVP award, the Splendid Splinter led his team, the So Cal Knights, to their second straight Western Division title.  Along the way, he compiled a gaudy .388 batting average with 48 home runs and 131 RBIs.  Williams also slugged a league best .769, with a league leading .522 on base percentage.  In the voting, Williams received all 10 first place votes as he easily bested teammates Roy Sievers and Duke Snider for the award
1957 AARBL Babe Ruth Award Winner Ted Williams
1957 AARBL Babe Ruth Award
Ted Williams
So Cal Knights
AVG.
SLG.
OBP.
GM
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
HB
SH
DP
SB
CS
.388*
.769*
.522*
143
485
142*
188
33
4
48
131
137
56
2
0
12
0
1
* Denotes led league

 Rolaids Reliever
During the 1957 AARBL season, Roy Face was the difference out of the bullpen for the first place Peoria Chiefs.  Pitching in pressure situations all season long, Face notched a league leading 30 saves and a perfect 8-0 record with a 2.98 E.R.A.  Face totaled 96 Rolaids Reliever points, 17 better than runner up Ed Roebuck of the Bayside Brewers who finished with 79.
1957 AARBL Rolaids Reliever Roy Face
1957 AARBL Rolaids Relief Man
Roy Face
Peoria  Chiefs
E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
K
2.98
8
0
1.000
49
0
0
0
30*
60.1
61
21
20
3
19
37
* Denotes led league

 Rookie of the Year
After cups of coffee during the 1955 and 1956 seasons, Jim Bunning, the #1 pick of the North Bend Tadjers (#4 overall) in the 1955 draft, established himself as an ace at the AARBL level.  The 1957 AARBL rookie  walked away with the award easily besting Ed Bouchee of the Kansas City Athletics.  On the season, Senator Jim shined for a North Bend Tadjers team that struggled to remain competitive in the ultra tough AARBL Western Division.  For the year, Bunning threw a remarkable league leading 292.2 innings, led the league with 10 complete games and 225 strikeouts, and tied for the top spot in shutouts with 3.  Bunning also compiled a record of 18 wins against 11 losses, and had an earned run average of 3.26.  In the Rookie of the Year voting, Bunning was a unanimous choice, claiming all 10 first place votes.
1957 AARBL Rookie of the Year Jim Bunning
1957 AARBL Rookie of the Year
Jim Bunning
North Bend Tadjers
E.R.A.
W
L
PCT.
G
GS
CG
SH
SV
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
K
3.26
18
11
.621
40
40*
10*
3*
0
292.2*
237
114
106
39
78
225*
* Denotes led league


 MVP Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Williams
So Cal
7
2
0
41
Mays
Peoria
2
3
3
22
Snider
So Cal
0
4
3
15
Mantle
Hill Valley
1
0
1
6
Aaron
Kansas City
0
1
1
4
Sievers
So Cal
0
0
1
1
Mathews
Wilmington
0
0
1
1
 Cy Young Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Sullivan
Des Moines
7
2
1
42
Roberts
So Cal
3
2
3
24
Bunning
North Bend
0
5
5
20
Urban
So Cal
0
1
1
4

 Babe Ruth Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Williams
So Cal
10
0
0
50
Snider
So Cal
0
5
2
17
Sievers
So Cal
0
1
5
8
Mantle
Hill Valley
0
2
0
6
Aaron
Kansas City
0
1
1
4
Mays
Peoria
0
1
1
4
Banks
Oneonta
0
0
1
1

 R.O.Y. Voting
Player
Team
1st
2nd
3rd
Total
Bunning
North Bend
10
0
0
50
Bouchee
Kansas City
0
6
4
22
Urban
So Cal
0
3
3
12
Skinner
Wilmington
0
1
3
6

Strat-O-Matic Awards
Strat-O-Matic Report

Strat-O-Matic Report





AWARDS VOTING FOR 1957 AA Retro League                         Date: 10/7/1957

MVP AWARD                               CY YOUNG AWARD
T.Williams(SOC) 393                     R.Roberts(SOC) 117
D.Snider(SOC) 364                       R.Face(PEO) 93
R.Sievers(SOC) 207                      F.Sullivan(DES) 50
W.Mays(PEO) 137                         B.Turley(KCA) 19
H.Aaron(KCA) 96                         E.Roebuck(BAY) 9

ALL-STAR SELECTIONS BY POSITION
C  Y.Berra(NOB) 1,086,260               S.Lopata(WIL) 975,864
1B S.Musial(BAY) 1,444,348              G.Hodges(WIL) 1,329,867
2B R.Schoendiens(ONT) 1,720,191         N.Fox(HLV) 1,591,832
3B E.Mathews(WIL) 2,004,325             D.Hoak(PEO) 1,621,297
SS E.Banks(ONT) 2,670,208               G.McDougald(SOC) 1,362,521
LF T.Williams(SOC) 3,608,065            R.Sievers(SOC) 2,547,772
CF D.Snider(SOC) 2,910,428              M.Mantle(HLV) 2,829,200
RF H.Aaron(KCA) 2,496,425               A.Kaline(BAY) 1,192,369
Pi J.Bunning(NOB) 3,463,742             R.Roberts(SOC) 3,384,254
   F.Sullivan(DES) 3,285,688            E.Roebuck(BAY) 3,219,271
   R.Face(PEO) 2,842,642                B.Turley(KCA) 2,596,208
   C.Johnson(KCA) 2,354,526             K.Lehman(DES) 2,202,207
   J.Urban(SOC) 2,139,341               L.Jackson(PEO) 2,004,009
   T.Sturdivant(KCA) 2,002,491          B.Hoeft(SOC) 1,987,361

GOLD GLOVE SELECTIONS BY POSITION
WINNER                                  RUNNER UP
P  J.Bunning(NOB)                       R.Roberts(SOC) 
C  Y.Berra(NOB)                         D.Crandall(HLV) 
1B V.Power(NOB)                         G.Hodges(WIL) 
2B N.Fox(HLV)                           R.Schoendiens(ONT) 
3B E.Mathews(WIL)                       D.Hoak(PEO) 
SS R.McMillan(KCA)                      L.Aparicio(HLV) 
OF J.Piersall(NOB)                      M.Mantle(HLV) 
OF R.Ashburn(PEO)                       M.Minoso(KCA) 
OF D.Snider(SOC)                        R.Colavito(ONT) 

SILVER SLUGGER SELECTIONS BY POSITION
WINNER                                  RUNNER UP
C  Y.Berra(NOB)                         S.Lopata(WIL) 
1B S.Musial(BAY)                        G.Hodges(WIL) 
2B R.Schoendiens(ONT)                   F.Bolling(KCA) 
3B E.Mathews(WIL)                       D.Hoak(PEO) 
SS E.Banks(ONT)                         G.McDougald(SOC) 
LF T.Williams(SOC)                      R.Sievers(SOC) 
CF D.Snider(SOC)                        M.Mantle(HLV) 
RF H.Aaron(KCA)                         J.Lemon(PEO) 

ROLAIDS FIREMAN RELIEF AWARD
R.Face(PEO) 96
E.Roebuck(BAY) 79
K.Lehman(DES) 78
V.McDaniel(WIL) 69
B.Loes(KCA) 62