The year 1957 consisted of Sports Championship winners Boston Celtics (NBA), Milwaukee Braves (MLB), Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
The 1957 NBA
Championship Final Series was a best-of-seven series between the Boston Celtics
and the St Louis Hawks
. The Celtics had a dominant regular season, winning a then-record 49 games and claiming the Eastern Division title. The Hawks, led by Bob Pettit, had a more difficult regular season, but managed to win the Western Division and advance to the Finals. The series was a hard-fought battle, with the Celtics taking the first two games at home before dropping the next two to the Hawks in St Louis
. The Celtics then won the next two games to clinch the championship in Game 6. The series was marked by great performances from both teams, with Bob Cousy leading the Celtics in scoring and Bob Pettit leading the Hawks. In the end, the Celtics were able to take the championship 4-2.
The 1957 MLB
World Series was a classic matchup between two of the most successful franchises in baseball history, the Milwaukee Braves
and the New York Yankees
. The series went the full seven games, with the Braves winning the deciding game 5-0. The Braves were led by their star players, Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews, who combined for seven home runs and 20 RBIs throughout the series. The Yankees were led by Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra, who combined for eight home runs and 23 RBIs. The Braves pitching staff was dominant throughout the series, allowing only seven runs in the seven games. The Braves won the series 4-3 and became the first team from Milwaukee
to win a World Series.
Stanley Cup Finals saw the Montreal Canadiens
take on the Boston Bruins
in a best-of-seven series. The Canadiens had won the Stanley Cup the previous year and were looking to make it two in a row. The Bruins had won the Cup in the previous two seasons and were looking to make it three. The series went the full seven games, with the Canadiens prevailing in the end. Montreal
won the first two games in Boston
, before the Bruins took the next two in Montreal
. The Canadiens then won the fifth game in Boston
, before the Bruins won the sixth game in Montreal
to force a seventh and deciding game. The Canadiens won the seventh game in Boston
to win the series 4-3 and the Stanley Cup.