1957 October

2nd  Whitey Ford wins 3–1 over Warren Spahn in Game 1 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium.

NL President Warren Giles says that the 1958 schedule has no provision in it for a New York team.

3rd  In Game 2 Lew Burdette defeats Yankee Bobby Shantz 4–2.

5th  The Yankees score 5 in the 7th to cap a 12–3 win, as Don Larsen, in relief of Bob Turley, defeats Bob Buhl. Tony Kubek of the Yankees becomes only the 2nd rookie in WS history to hit 2 HRs in a WS game.

6th  With the score tied at 5–5, Eddie Mathews of the Braves evens the WS at 2 games with a 2-run HR in the bottom of the 10th. In the WS first famous “shoeblack incident,” pinch hitter Nippy Jones convinces umpire Augie Donatelli that Tommy Byrne’s pitch hit him on the foot.

7th  Lew Burdette wins his 2nd against New York—a brilliant 1–0 shutout—to give Milwaukee a 3-2 Series lead.

The Los Angeles City Council approves the Chavez Ravine site for Dodger Stadium by a vote of 10 to 4.

8th  The Yankees stay alive as Hank Bauer homers off the foul pole in LF to give the Yankees a 3–2 win behind the 4-hit pitching of Bob Turley. The WS is even at 3 apiece.

9th  With Warren Spahn stricken by the flu, Lew Burdette, pitching with 2 days rest, achieves his 3rd complete game and 2nd shutout to beat New York 5–0 The Braves win their first WS championship since the “Miracle Braves” of 1914 beat Connie Mack’s Athletics.

15th  The Giants trade their Minneapolis franchise to the Red Sox for the San Francisco Seals—franchises only, not the players.

16th  Bill Rigney signs a 2-year deal to manage the San Francisco Giants.

In Cleveland, Hank Greenberg is fired by the owners of the Indians. Greenberg, one of the architects of the strong Cleveland teams of the early 1950s, will be replaced by Frank “Trader” Lane, but will continue as a minority shareholder in the team.

21st  The Giants purchase the Class A Phoenix team and will convince the PCL to accept the city as a location for the Seals.

The Senators reject the initial overtures of Minneapolis and St. Paul to move the team there.

22nd The National Association turns down a request by the Florida State League to allow them to reduce the 3 strikes-4 balls rule to 2 strikes-3 balls.

24th  The Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move their franchise to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City.

28th  Crooner Bing Crosby seeks to sell his stock in the Pirates to his son, while he investigates purchasing additional stock in the Detroit Tigers.

29th  The Dodgers sign former manager Charley Dressen as a coach.

31st  Yogi Berra says that the Yankees returned the money collected in fines to the players involved in the Copacabana fight.