Cardinals sign 18-yr old
The Cardinals send 18-yr old Von McDaniel to the mound on June 21 to face the Dodgers. McDaniel, just out of high school, gets a 2-0 win in the game. BOXSCORE
Rookie One Hitter
In July, he (McDaniel) pitches a one hitter against the Pirates as a bloop hit falls in from the bat of Gene Baker.
Musial wins 7th batting title
Stan Musial bats .351 for the season and garners his seventh and final batting title of his career.
second place finish
The Cardinals finish the season in second place with a 87-67 record The Cardinals lose the last three games of the season to the Cubs to ruin any chance of a pennant.
starting lineup by position
(number of starts in parentheses)
- C Hal Smith (97)
- 1B Stan Musial (130)
- 2B Don Blasingame (154)
- 3B Eddie Kasko (120)
- SS Alvin Dark (139)
- LF Wally Moon (89)
- CF Ken Boyer (105)
- RF Del Ennis (53)
- Larry Jackson
- Sam Jones
- Lindy McDaniel
- Vinegar Bend Mizell
- Herm Wehmeier
- Hoyt Wilhelm
Bing Devine replaces Frank Lane
In November, Frank Lane resigns and he is replaced by Bing Devine. He had been in the front office and hoped to get the job two years earlier.
16-yr old Bob Gibson signs contract
Before the season the Cardinals sign a young pitcher named Bob Gibson and assign him to the minor leagues.
Signed Bud Bloomfield as an amateur free agent.
Signed Cal Browning as an amateur free agent.
Signed Jack Damaska as an amateur free agent.
Signed Bob Gibson as an amateur free agent.
Signed Julio Gotay as an amateur free agent.
Signed Jack Hamilton as an amateur free agent.
Signed Gordie Richardson as an amateur free agent.
Signed Dave Ricketts as an amateur free agent.
John Romonosky sent to Syracuse (Eastern) in an unknown transaction.
February 26, 1957
Traded Whitey Lockman to the New York Giants. Received Hoyt Wilhelm.
April 20, 1957
Traded Bobby Del Greco and Ed Mayer to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jim King.
April 21, 1957
Signed Walker Cooper as a free agent.
May 10, 1957
Traded Chuck Harmon to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Glen Gorbous.
May 14, 1957
Sold Bob Smith to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
May 23, 1957 (Standings)
Signed Von McDaniel as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).
June 4, 1957
Jim Davis selected by the New York Giants off waivers.
June 20, 1957
Signed Bob Miller as an amateur free agent (bonus baby).
July 14, 1957
Traded Herb Moford to the Detroit Tigers. Received Bob Thorpe.
August 31, 1957
Selected Irv Noren off waivers from the Kansas City Athletics.
September 19, 1957
Purchased Bob Kuzava from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Purchased Morrie Martin from the Baltimore Orioles.
Eddie Miksis selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.
September 21, 1957
Hoyt Wilhelm selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.
October 15, 1957
Released Walker Cooper.
Released Murry Dickson.
December 2, 1957
Drafted Tom Flanigan from the Chicago White Sox in the 1957 rule 5 draft.
Gary Geiger drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1957 rule 5 draft.
Drafted Ellis Burton from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1957 minor league draft.
Drafted Karl Spooner from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1957 minor league draft.
Drafted Lee Tate from the San Francisco Giants in the 1957 minor league draft.
December 5, 1957
Traded Marty Kutyna, Willard Schmidt and Ted Wieand to the Cincinnati Redlegs. Received Curt Flood and Joe Taylor.