Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Former Brave passes away

Lou Burdette, former Milwaukee Braves pitcher and 1957 World Series MVP, passed away today in Florida. He was 80.

Burdette was a two-time All Star and went 203-144 with a 3.66 ERA during 17 Major League seasons. He's best known for his performance during the '57 Series, when he went 3-0 with a 0.67 ERA in three complete games against the Yankees. During his Game Seven win, he threw a seven-hit shutout and capped off a run of 24 straight scoreless innings.

Other career highlights: 20 wins in 1958; 21 wins in '59; pitched a no-hitter against the Phillies in 1960.

1 comment:

Jim H. said...

I did a search on baseballreference for "Lou Burdette" and it came back with Lew Burdette, containing the same stats for the same guy, go figure.