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Professional Sports 1957

 

New York narcotics investigator, Dr. Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes

 

1957 Baseball

 

Yankees involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade

 

World Series – Milwaukee Braves defeat New York Yankees four games to three.

 

Jackie Robinson retires rather than move across town from the Dodgers to the Giants, to whom he had been
traded in December.

 

Horace Stoneham announces that the Giants are moving from New York  to San Francisco, California.

 

Walter O'Malley announces that the Dodgers are going to move from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, California.

 

1957 Football

 

NFL Championship – Detroit Lions won 59-14 over the Cleveland Browns.

 

1957 Basketball

 

NBA Finals: Boston Celtics won 4 games to 3 over the St. Louis Hawks

 

1957 Hockey

 

scorer during the regular season: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings

 

Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings

 

Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 1 over the Boston Bruins

 

World Hockey Championship: Sweden defeated the Soviet Union



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Athletes of the Year 1957

 

Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Ted Williams, baseball

Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Althea Gibson, tennis

 

Professional Sports 1957


1957 Boxing

 

Carmen Basilio won the World Middleweight Championship by a 15 round decision over Sugar Ray
Robinson.

 

1957 Golf

 

Masters Tournament - Doug Ford
U.S. Open - Dick Mayer
British Open - Bobby Locke
PGA Championship - Lionel Hebert
PGA Tour money leader - Dick Mayer - $65,835


Ryder Cup - Britain wins 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 over the United States in team golf.

 

Women's Western Open - Patty Berg
LPGA Championship - Louise Suggs
U.S. Women's Open - Betsy Rawls
Titleholders Championship - Patty Berg
LPGA Tour money leader - Patty Berg - $16,272

 

1957 Tennis Grand Slam

 

Australian Open - Ashley Cooper
French Open - Sven Davidson
Wimbledon championships - Lew Hoad
US Open - Malcolm Anderson

 

Australian Open - Shirley Fry
French Open - Shirley Bloomer
Wimbledon championships - Althea Gibson
US Open - Althea Gibson

 

Davis Cup – Australia won 3-2 over the United States in world tennis.

 

 

1957 Horseracing

 

Kentucky Derby – Iron Liege
Preakness Stakes – Bold Ruler
Belmont Stakes – Gallant Man

 

College Sports 1957

Football 1957

 

1957 Heisman Trophy - John David Crow, Texas A&M HB

 

1957 SUGAR BOWL: #7 Mississippi Rebels 39 over #11 Texas Longhorns 7


1957 COTTON BOWL: #5 Navy Midshipmen 20 over #8 Rice Owls 7


1957 ROSE BOWL: #2 Ohio State Buckeyes 10 over Oregon Ducks 7


1957 ORANGE BOWL: #4 Oklahoma Sooners 48 over #16 Duke Blue Devils 21

 

1957 college football champions - Auburn 

 

 

Basketball 1957

 

NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship: North Carolina wins 54-53 over Kansas

  

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