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1957 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Ron Samford played for the 1957 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record78-76 (5th)League Rank5thMLB Rank9th
BallparkBriggs Stadium
ManagerJack TigheGeneral ManagerJohn McHale,Walter Briggs
CoachesBilly Hitchcock (Third Base Coach), Willis Hudlin (Pitching Coach), Don Lund (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance1,272,346 (Rank: 3rd)
Years Available1901-2018

Team History -- 1957 Statistics -- 1957 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1957 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1957 baseball season.

1957 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
22Al AberP6-2 195 L-L 1927-07-31 29Cleveland,Ohio MLB1950-19571950-1957West Technical (Cleveland,OH)    
16Reno Bertoia3B5-11 185 R-R 1935-01-08 22St. Vido Utine,Italy MLB1953-19621953-1962Assumption College School (Windsor,ON)    
24Frank Bolling2B6-1 175 R-R 1931-11-16 25Mobile,Alabama MLB1954-19661954-1966McGill-Toolen (Mobile,AL)Spring Hill Col    
8Ray Boone1B6-1 188 R-R 1923-07-27 33San Diego,California MLB1948-19601948-1960Hoover (San Diego,CA)    
26Steve Boros3B-SS6-0 185 R-R 1936-09-03 20Flint,Michigan MLB1957-19641957-1964Northern (Detroit,MI)Michigan    
14Jim BunningP6-3 195 R-R 1931-10-23 25Southgate,Kentucky MLB1955-19711955-1971St. Xavier (Cincinnati,OH)Xavier U.    
11Harry ByrdP6-1 188 R-R 1925-02-03 32Darlington,South Carolina MLB1950-19571950-1957      
12Mel ClarkOF6-0 180 R-R 1926-07-07 30Letart,West Virginia MLB1951-19571951-1957Wahama (Mason,WV)Ohio U.    
19Jack CrimianP5-10 180 R-R 1926-02-17 31Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1951-19571951-1957Olney (Philadelphia,PA)    
18Chuck DanielP6-2 195 R-R 1933-09-17 23Bluffton,Arkansas MLB1957-19571957-1957   Col. the Ozarks    
1Jack Dittmer3B6-1 175 L-R 1928-01-10 29Elkader,Iowa MLB1952-19571952-1957Central Elkader (Elkader,IA)Iowa    
5Jim Finigan3B5-11 175 R-R 1928-08-19 28Quincy,Illinois MLB1954-19591954-1959      
21Paul FoytackP5-11 180 R-R 1930-11-16 26Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1953-19641953-1964Technical (Scranton,PA)    
18Steve GromekP6-2 180 B-R 1920-01-15 37Hamtramck,Michigan MLB1941-19571941-1957St. Ladislaus (Hamtramck,MI)    
3Johnny GrothOF6-0 182 R-R 1926-07-23 30Chicago,Illinois MLB1946-19601946-1960Latin School of Chicago (Chicago,IL)    
44Billy HoeftP6-3 205 L-L 1932-05-17 25Oshkosh,Wisconsin MLB1952-19661952-1966Oshkosh Christian (Oshkosh,WI)    
2Frank HouseC6-2 190 L-R 1930-02-18 27Bessemer,Alabama MLB1950-19611950-1961Hueytown (Hueytown,AL)    
6Al KalineOF6-2 180 R-R 1934-12-19 22Baltimore,Maryland MLB1953-19741953-1974Southern (Baltimore,MD)    
7Harvey KuennSS6-2 190 R-R 1930-12-04 26West Allis,Wisconsin MLB1952-19661952-1966Lutheran (Milwaukee,WI)Wisconsin    
17Frank LaryP5-11 180 R-R 1930-04-10 27Northport,Alabama MLB1954-19651954-1965Tuscaloosa County (Northport,AL)Alabama    
41Don LeeP6-4 210 R-R 1934-02-26 23Globe,Arizona MLB1957-19661957-1966   Arizona    
23Duke MaasP5-10 170 R-R 1929-01-31 28Utica,Michigan MLB1955-19611955-1961Utica (Utica,MI)    
4Charlie MaxwellOF5-11 185 L-L 1927-04-08 30Lawton,Michigan MLB1950-19641950-1964Lawton (Lawton,MI)Western Michigan U.    
30Karl OlsonOF6-3 205 R-R 1930-07-06 26Kentfield,California MLB1951-19571951-1957Pleasant Hill (Pleasant Hill,CA)    
1,3Bobo OsborneOF-1B6-1 205 L-R 1935-10-12 21Chattahoochee,Georgia MLB1957-19631957-1963West Fulton (Atlanta,GA)    
9Dave Philley1B6-0 188 B-R 1920-05-16 37Paris,Texas MLB1941-19621941-1962      
9Jack Phillips1B6-4 193 R-R 1921-09-06 35Clarence,New York MLB1947-19571947-1957   Clarkson U.    
15J.W. PorterOF6-2 180 R-R 1933-01-17 24Shawnee,Oklahoma MLB1952-19591952-1959Oakland Tech (Oakland,CA)    
41Joe PreskoP6-0 170 R-R 1928-10-07 28Kansas City,Missouri MLB1951-19581951-1958North Kansas City (Kansas City,MO)    
11Eddie Robinson1B6-2 210 L-R 1920-12-15 36Paris,Texas MLB1942-19571942-1957      
27Ron SamfordSS5-11 156 R-R 1930-02-28 27Dallas,Texas MLB1954-19591954-1959Adamson (Dallas,TX)    
25Bob ShawP6-2 195 R-R 1933-06-29 24Bronx,New York MLB1957-19671957-1967   St. Lawrence U.    
19Lou SleaterP5-10 185 L-L 1926-09-08 30St. Louis,Missouri MLB1950-19581950-1958Mount Saint Joseph (Baltimore,MD)Maryland    
20Jim SmallOF6-1 180 L-L 1937-03-08 20Portland,Oregon MLB1955-19581955-1958Bellarmine Prep (San Jose,CA)    
31Jim StumpP6-0 188 R-R 1932-02-10 25Lansing,Michigan MLB1957-19591957-1959      
29Bill TaylorOF6-3 212 L-R 1929-12-30 27Alhambra,California MLB1954-19581954-1958      
28George Thomas3B6-3 190 R-R 1937-11-29 19Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1957-19711957-1971Bloomington (Bloomington,MN)Minnesota    
9Earl Torgeson1B6-3 180 L-L 1924-01-01 33Snohomish,Washington MLB1947-19611947-1961Snohomish (Snohomish,WA)    
12John TsitourisP6-0 175 R-R 1936-05-04 21Monroe,North Carolina MLB1957-19681957-1968Benton Heights (Monroe,NC)    
13Bill TuttleOF6-0 190 R-R 1929-07-04 27Elwood,Illinois MLB1952-19631952-1963   Bradley U.    
10Red WilsonC6-0 200 R-R 1929-03-07 28Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1951-19601951-1960Washington (Milwaukee,WI)Wisconsin    
29Pete WojeyP5-11 185 R-R 1919-12-01 37Stowe,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19571954-1957      
12Tom YewcicC5-11 180 R-R 1932-05-09 25Conemaugh,Pennsylvania MLB1957-19571957-1957Conemaugh Township Area (Davidsville,PA)Michigan St    
43 Players