Baseball Bats

Nov. 11, 1957

One Red Sox player was chosen for the Major League All Star Team, as chosen by the Baseball Writers Association.

If you didn’t guess Ted Williams as the one, take a refresher course in baseball history.

Williams hit .388, well ahead of Mickey Mantle at .365. The gap between Mantle and the No. 3 hitter was even wider – Gene Woodling batted .321 for the Indians.

It was the fifth of six American League batting crowns. Williams won it again in 1958.

Generally it was a pretty good season for the Red Sox at a time in the team’s history when pretty good was a great achievement. Boston went 82-72, good for third place, 16 games behind the Yankees.

Third baseman Frank Malzone was on the second team after taking his first of three Gold Glove awards.

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