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  Lew Burdette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Facing the minimum 27 batters, Burdette pitched a 1–0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies.
In a 18-year career, Burdette posted a 203-144 record with 1074 strikeouts and a 3.66 ERA in 3067.1 innings.
Burdette was the winning pitcher when Pirates ' Harvey Haddix pitched a perfect game against the Braves for 12 innings, only to lose in the 13th.
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 Lew Burdette | BaseballLibrary.com
He was the first pitcher in 37 years to win three complete games in a single WS and the first since Christy Mathewson (1905) to throw two shutouts in a single Series.
Hall of Fame lefty Warren Spahn and righthander Burdette gave the Braves a formidable one-two punch, with 443 victories between them in 13 seasons.
Tony Gonzalez, the only Phil to reach base, is hit by a Burdette pitch in the 5th inning but erased on a DP.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/B/Burdette_Lew.stm   (1387 words)

 Goldenseal: The Pride of Nitro
Most of Burdette's success was with the Milwaukee Braves, and he was the toast of baseball after the 1957 World Series.
Lew's dominance on the mound during the 1957 World Series was even more remarkable considering the muscle he faced at the plate — Yankee sluggers Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Enos Slaughter, "Moose" Skowron, Hank Baner, Elston Howard, and the rest of one of most powerful line-ups in the history of the game.
Burdette recalls punching a coach at the school who was trying to demonstrate his boxing skills to the young man during an athletic class.
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 WVSPN.com - West Virginia Sports on the Net
Lew Burdette may have left his mark on Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher from 1950-67, but is most noted for his performance in the 1957 World Series for the Milwaukee Braves.
Burdette finished that October with a World Series ring on his finger and team MVP honors for his 3-0 record, 0.67 ERA and 24 consecutive scoreless innings against the Yankees.
Burdette was named one of the "Fifty Greatest Sports Figures from West Virginia" by Sports Illustrated in the magazine's century-ending issue in December 1999.
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 Lew Burdette Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
L ew Burdette was born on Monday, November 22, 1926, in Nitro, West Virginia.
Burdette was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 26, 1950, with the New York Yankees, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
L ew Burdette's biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable) career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this Lew Burdette baseball statistics page.
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 Knuckleball.org: 04/25/2004 - 05/01/2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Everyone remembers Harvey Haddix's lost 12 inning perfect game but what I did not know until recently was that Lew Burdette pitched 13 innings in that contest and got the win.
Lew Burdette was sitting by himself over in the corner having a drink.
Lew is quite a character and his eyes still flashed when he recalled stories of his playing days.
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 Gazette Online - Snapshots of the 20th Century
It was on to New York for Lew Burdette and his wife, Mary, shown on the
Burdette - known as "Froggy" in his hometown of Nitro - had just pitched the Milwaukee Braves to a 13-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Oct. 2, 1957.
Burdette was named the series' most valuable player.
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 Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965)
Lew Burdette shut down the Yanks again in Game 5 out dueling White Ford 1-0 to give the Braves a 3-2 series lead heading back to New York.
The 1-2 punch on the mound was Lew Burdette, and Warren Spahn who combined for 42 wins, while Hank Aaron, and Eddie Mathews combined for 61 Homers at the plate.
Burdette would even contribute at the plate smacking a 3-run HR.
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 Major League Baseball : Video : Baseball's Best   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Burdette, who was given the assignment to pitch in the Series' deciding game after staff ace Warren Spahn was stricken with the flu, had already tossed in two complete-game victories in Games 2 and 5 against a Yankees lineup that featured Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Enos Slaughter.
There were few that expected Burdette to continue his Series dominance in front of a raucous 61,207, Game 7 crowd at Yankee Stadium.
Burdette, who also blanked the Yankees in Game 5, scattered seven hits in each of this three Series starts.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Warren Spahn, Bob Buhl and Lew Burdette combined for 56 pitching victories, with Spahn reaching 20 victories for the eighth time in his major-league career.
Burdette, the fidgety righthander whose increasing success in the majors paralleled mounting charges that he was throwing a spitball, got the call in that fifth game and beat Ford, 1-0.
Burdette pitched three complete-game victories and made the most of a [real or imagined] weapon -- the spitter.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1957.html   (943 words)

 WORCESTER RUBY LEGS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Burdette led the team in wins with 15, and the third of the Rubies “young guns” Gene Conley added 10.
Lew Burdette paced the team with 18 victories and had another strong season.
Lew Burdette and Gene Conley were ineffective and went 15-34, and ended their Ruby Leg careers.
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 JS Online: No home remedy found for Game 7
Burdette walked Yogi Berra to start the inning and Elston Howard bunted to first baseman Frank Torre.
Burdette ran over to cover first, but Torre's throw was behind him and went off his glove, putting runners on first and third.
Burdette got the first two outs in the eighth, but Berra hit a drive off the right-field wall for a double.
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 1957 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Lew Burdette had been criticized throughout his career for using the "spitball" technique and many fans had suspected that the right-hander had prospered (eighty-five wins over six seasons) by practicing the illegal toss.
Did you know that Lew Burdette, the World Series Most Valuable Player who so dominated this particular Fall Classic that he won the award, happened to make his Major League debut on September 26, 1950 — with the New York Yankees ?
Prior to Game 7, the Milwaukee media asked Lew Burdette about pitching on two days rest.
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 Bob Buhl | BaseballLibrary.com
Although he won in double figures six times with the Braves, this fast worker pitched in the shadows of Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette in the 1950s.
A paratrooper in Korea in 1952, Buhl broke in with the Braves in 1953 and went 13-8 (2.97).
Lew Burdette goes all 13 innings for his 8th win, scattering 12 hits.
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 WorldSeries.com History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Game 2, the Braves scored four runs in the first four innings against Bobby Shantz, and Milwaukee right-hander Lew Burdette made it stand up, going the distance for a 4-2 victory.
Burdette faced Ford in Game 5, and both pitchers were brilliant.
Lew Burdette, already a two-time winner, started Game 7 and duplicated his Game 5 effort with another seven-hit shutout.
athletics.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/ws/history/ws_recap_year.jsp?content=ws_history_recap1957   (421 words)

 WorldSeries.com History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The next day, the Braves knocked out two Yankee hurlers in the very first inning, romping to a 7-1 lead with Lew Burdette capping things with a three-run homer.
Burdette pitched a complete game to earn a 13-5 decision.
Two batters later, Moose Skowron took Burdette deep for a three-run homer, and the Series was essentially over.
florida.marlins.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/ws/history/ws_recap_year.jsp?content=ws_history_recap1958   (479 words)

 New York Yankees History
Lew Burdette was on the winning end of that one and provided the biggest hit himself with a three-run homer that was the first World Series Ionghall by a pitcher in eighteen years.
Milwaukee also had the 1957 Series hero, Burdette, due to face Turley, who had been able to record only one out in an atrocious Game 2 perform¬ance.
Games 6 and 7 would be on the road against Spahn and Burdette, who had 45 combined victories that year, including three in the World Series.
www.rhinotickets.com /mlb/Yankees-history.htm   (639 words)

 USATODAY.com - Topps facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
From "superstar" Andy Pafko to that wily southpaw Lew Burdette, the history of the Topps baseball cards is filled with ironies, hit sets and charming errors.
I was a very dear friend of (Warren) Spahn and Burdette, they were always playing tricks on me," says Sy Berger, who helped design the first Topps cards and signed players to royalty contracts.
Burdette did it again for his card in the 1964 set.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/stories/2001-03-27-cards-facts.htm   (1825 words)

 Most Valuable Network -The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats » The Record-Making Lew Burdette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thus the perks that included Burdette—a notorious cutup in his own right as it was (among other things, Burdette and buddy Warren Spahn pulled a fast one on the Topps baseball card people one year: Spahn posed as a righthander and Burdette a lefthander)—getting to cut a would-be single.
Burdette (the former pitcher is believed retired and living in Sarasota, Florida), I shall disclaim by saying the following observation has nothing to do with the subject of the song.
But on the evidence of its first twenty-six seconds, Lew Burdette as a rock and roll singer was one helluva righthanded pitcher.
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 Amazon.com: Video: 1957 World Series (1957)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Waiting for them in the Series were the New York Yankees, appearing in the Fall Classic for what would be seventh of eight times that decade.
Lew Burdette pitched a shutout in Game 5 and when the Yankees forced a game 7 he again was given the ball where he pitched another shutout as the Braves got to Don Larsen early.
With three complete game victories, Burdette was the obvious MVP of the 1957 World Series, although speculation about whether he was throwing a spitball haunted his accomplishments.
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 Burdette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Burdette Backus, one of the unsung leaders of humanism, was a man of unusual wisdom and.
Lew Burdette baseball stats with batting stats, pitching stats and fielding stats, along with uniform numbers, salaries, quotes, career stats and biographical data presented by Baseball Almanac.
Burdette is the 242-bed acute-care medical center of the South Jersey Cape.
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 Amazon.com: Video: 1957 World Series - Milwaukee vs New York (1957)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Milwaukee Braves were the upstart team in a new big-league city, and the New York Yankees--featuring Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Tony Kubek, Gil McDougald, and Whitey Ford--were the Establishment of World Series baseball.
But in an exciting Series that went the limit, a young slugger named Henry Aaron hit.393, and a veteran pitcher named Lew Burdette, pitched two shutouts and won three games, including Game 7 on two day's rest.
Lew Burdette leads the Braves pass the Yankees in 7 games, December 1, 2001
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 Braves, Yanks staged classics in 1950s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
So Burdette and Turley each took the baseball on short rest and pitched their teams to championships.
The Braves were still in Milwaukee and the Yankees were in the midst of their Casey Stengel dynasty years when the teams met in 1957 and 1958, each time producing a seven-game classic.
Burdette won Game 2, contributing a three-run homer to a seven-run first inning.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/99play/wsfs31.htm   (1001 words)

 The Milwaukee Braves 1953-1965: Wisconsin Historical Society
Led by young sluggers Eddie Mathews and Henry Aaron and powerful pitchers Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette, the Braves became perennial National League contenders, finishing lower than second only once between 1953 and 1960.
The highlight of the Braves stint in Milwaukee came in 1957, when the team won the World Series, beating the New York Yankees four games to three.
Braves’ pitcher Lew Burdette earned three complete-game victories.
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 Famous West Virginians (B)
In October 1957, Lew Burdette shut out the New York Yankees twice in four days becoming the first pitcher in 37 years to win three complete games in a single World Series and the first since 1905 to throw two shutouts in a single Series.
The wins gave Milwaukee its only world championship, and Lew Burdette earned Series MVP honors for his 3-0 record, 0.67 ERA, and 24 consecutive scoreless innings against the Yankees.
He was the player noted by Fidel Castro in an interview not long after the Cuban revolution, in which he referred to Burdette as "Hombre el Saliva." Burdette was born in Nitro.
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 Notes from the Shadows of Cooperstown
I don't remember any details, only "former-Yankee" Lew Burdette winning three games as the Milwaukee Braves -- my team because I was a National League fan -- beat the Yankees in seven.
(Burdette had pitched just two games wearing NY pinstripes in 1950, and the media played up the revenge-for-giving-up-on-me factor.)
Looking it up, I discovered that Burdette gave up just two runs in his three CG WS wins, none of them after the third inning of his first start -- 24 straight goose-eggs after that.
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 Most Valuable Network -The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats » Harvey’s Wallbanger: Those Were The Days, 26 May
Haddix himself was quoted retrospectively as saying that Hoak had all night to make the throw despite the slow roll of Mantilla’s batted ball, but Burdette has been quoted as saying Pirates first baseman Rocky Nelson could have stretched to take the throw.
It was the eighth turned in by Haddix and, at that moment, he became the eighth pitcher in all the history of baseball to pitch a perfect no-hit, no-run game.
Competitor (and cutup) though he was, Lew Burdette graciously called Haddix in the Pirates’; clubhouse when the game was over at last.
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