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Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox Brooklyn Dodgers Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Kansas City Athletics Milwaukee Braves New York Giants New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals Washington Senators The Nishitetsu Lions sweep the IN THE NEWS: Yomiuri Giants in the Japanese World Series.
The AP poll names Phillies P IN THE NEWS: Jack Sanford its National League Rookie of the Year with 16 votes, beating out teammate 1B Ed Bouchee.
IN THE NEWS: Frank Lane resigns as GM of the Cardinals, who replace him with Bing Devine.
The AP names IN THE NEWS: Henry Aaron as the 1957 National League MVP with 239 votes. Stan Musial is a close 2nd with 230, and Red Schoendienst is 3rd with 221.
IN THE NEWS: Shigeo Nagashima, a star at Rikkyo University, signs with the Yomiuri Giants for a record bonus of $69,000. He will go on to have one of the great careers in Japanese baseball.
The KC Athletics trade infielder
Billy Martin, outfielders Gus Zernial and Lou Skizas, pitchers Maury McDermott and Tom Morgan, and C Charlie Thompson to Detroit. In exchange, the Tigers send outfielders Bill Tuttle, Jim Small, pitchers Duane Maas and John Tsitouris, C Frank House, SS Kent Hadley, and a player to come later.
IN THE NEWS: Mickey Mantle edges Ted Williams 233 to 209 votes to win the American League MVP. Williams, at 39 years of age, led the league in hitting with a .388 average, hit 38 home runs, and compiled a slugging average of .731. Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey brands the voting "incompetent and unqualified," noting that two Chicago writers listed Williams in the 9th and 10th places on their ballots.
National League umpire Larry Goetz is unwillingly "retired" after 36 seasons in the ML.
Yoshio (Kaiser) Tanaka, an American citizen of Japanese descent, is named manager of the IN THE NEWS: Hanshin Tigers. He is the first American to manage a Japanese ML team.
IN THE NEWS: Warren Spahn of the Braves wins the Cy Young Award as ML Pitcher of the Year almost unanimously. His only competition for the title is the White Sox, Dick Donovan, who received one vote.
Mayor Robert Wagner forms a 4-member committee to find a replacement for the Dodgers and Giants in New York City.
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