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Saturday August 31,1957This date in baseball
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Paul Hinrichs celebrated a birthday on this date.
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Games on 1957-08-31

Top1957 Playoffs
LgVisiting TeamRHome TeamRLinksInnAttend.TimeVis StarterHome StarterWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave PitcherVis ManagerHome ManagerStadium
ALBoston Red Sox1Baltimore Orioles4Boxscore - PBP914,5892:13Willard NixonHal BrownHal Brown (6-7)Willard Nixon (8-9)-Pinky HigginsPaul RichardsMemorial Stadium
ALDetroit Tigers8Cleveland Indians7Boxscore - PBP107,8863:40Frank LaryEarly WynnJim Stump (1-0)Vito Valentinetti (1-1)Duke Maas (4)Jack TigheKerby FarrellCleveland Stadium
ALChicago White Sox8Kansas City Athletics3Boxscore - PBP913,7562:45Jim WilsonTom GormanDixie Howell (4-4)Tom Gorman (3-7)-Al LopezHarry CraftMunicipal Stadium
ALWashington Senators I6New York Yankees5Boxscore - PBP922,8382:58Russ KemmererArt DitmarPedro Ramos (10-12)Bob Grim (11-5)Chuck Stobbs (1)Cookie LavagettoCasey StengelYankee Stadium I
NLNew York Giants5Brooklyn Dodgers7Boxscore - PBP914,2220:00Al WorthingtonSal MaglieEd Roebuck (7-2)Marv Grissom (3-4)-Bill RigneyWalter AlstonEbbets Field
NLSt. Louis Cardinals3Chicago Cubs2Boxscore - PBP913,4372:56Herm WehmeierDon ElstonHerm Wehmeier (7-6)Turk Lown (5-4)Billy Muffett (4)Fred HutchinsonBob ScheffingWrigley Field
NLMilwaukee Braves14Cincinnati Reds4Boxscore - PBP921,9472:55Lew BurdetteJoe NuxhallJuan Pizarro (5-6)Joe Nuxhall (8-8)-Fred HaneyBirdie TebbettsCrosley Field
NLPittsburgh Pirates1Philadelphia Phillies7Boxscore - PBP95,1412:17Bob FriendDon CardwellDon Cardwell (4-6)Bob Friend (8-15)-Danny MurtaughMayo SmithShibe Park
8 Games on this date

Standings as of 1957-08-31.

TopRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1957 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees1298247.636--61846215645-2337-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP George WeissYankee Stadium I25169.640
223Chicago White Sox1297653.5896.059347012334-2642-27W1T S R Log Off Def SP Charlie ComiskeyComiskey Park251411.560
336Boston Red Sox1196158.51316.05605154529-3332-25L1T S R Log Off Def SP Joe CroninFenway Park352114.600
449Detroit Tigers1296465.49618.0507526-1924-3740-28W1T S R Log Off Def SP John McHaleBriggs Stadium251411.560
5510Baltimore Orioles1296366.48819.0502504-230-3931-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP Paul RichardsMemorial Stadium231310.565
6611Cleveland Indians1306367.48519.5567628-6127-3336-34L1T S R Log Off Def SP Hank GreenbergCleveland Municipal Stadium231310.565
7714Kansas City Athletics1194772.39530.0442534-9217-4130-31L1T S R Log Off Def SP George SelkirkMunicipal Stadium341222.353
8815Washington Senators I1264977.38931.5517667-15024-4325-34W2T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithGriffith Stadium28622.214
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1957 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Milwaukee Braves1287949.617--65051613444-2435-25W2T S R Log Off Def SP Fred HaneyJohn QuinnCounty Stadium261610.615
224Brooklyn Dodgers1297356.5666.55834948932-2841-28W3T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiEbbets Field251114.440
335St. Louis Cardinals1287256.5637.05865464040-2732-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP Frank LaneSportsman's Park261511.577
447Philadelphia Phillies1306664.50814.0518535-1731-2934-36W2T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyConnie Mack Stadium241113.458
558Cincinnati Reds1286464.50015.0615668-5331-3733-27L2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field261610.615
6612New York Giants1175265.44421.5509535-2627-3325-32L2T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyPolo Grounds371720.459
7713Chicago Cubs1104466.40026.0424480-5620-3623-31L3T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field441826.409
8816Pittsburgh Pirates1144272.36830.0404515-11115-3827-34L2T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field402020.500

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Irv NorenOF32.275Claimed on waivers by Cardinals from Athletics.