Wednesday, February 7, 2007

1957 World Series MVP Dies

Lew Burdette, the 1957 World Series MVP, died on February 6, 2007, at the age of 80. Burdette fought a long battle with lung cancer. He passed away at his Winter Garden, FL, home surrounded by family members.

Burdette was a right handed pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves during the 1957 World Series. He pitched three complete games against the New York Yankees and went 3-0 with an ERA of 0.67. He even pitched the last game of the series at Yankee Stadium which was a seven-hit shutout. The series would be Burdette's greatest baseball achievement.

During his career from 1950 to 1967, Burdette was a two-time All-Star with a 203-144 record and 3.66 ERA. He is a member of the Braves Hall of Fame.

"I make my living off the hungriness of the hitter." - Lew Burdette (1961)

Burdette's complete career stats can be viewed HERE!

Please share your favorite memories of Burdette and of the 1957 World Series here for everyone to enjoy!

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