He was destined to be a leader. The Braves managed to score only once, when Wes Covington scored in the seventh on a single by Schoendienst.

Burdette won Game 2 but, with chances to close out the championship, lost Game 5 and Game 7. In the ninth, after Milwaukee made it 5–0 on a Del Crandall homer, the Yankees attempted to mount a rally. The Braves' win in Game 2 was the first World Series game won by a non-New York City team since 1948. He was 80 and had lung cancer.

But there’s no denying the camaraderie in this 1958 Topps card of the Yanks Bobby Shantz and Burdette or probably it was staged or maybe not, maybe there’s always room for peace?

With two outs and McDougald on first base, Jerry Coleman singled to right. Mathews followed with a towering two-run home run to win it for the Braves, 7–5, and tied the series at two games apiece.

Maybe peace and love, “why can’t we be friends?” is built on fake smiles and lion laying down with the lamb biblical propaganda, ya know the nice talk, “how ya doing?” we have to commit at work, marriages, and funerals. I loved baseball. Bobby Richardson pinch ran for Howard. We burned it all, a bonfire with all the screaming, dancing, and spontaneous chanting of any ancient ritual. That was when he was beating the Yankees for the Milwaukee Braves in Games 2, 5 and 7 of the 1957 World Series. But he was never caught and never admitted having done it. June 28, 2020 by Steve Myers 5 Comments. 555 N. Central Ave. #416 [1], NL Milwaukee Braves (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3).

In what turned out to be his final appearance, Jones was part of a pivotal play in the inning. His name was Dirk. At the start of the sixth inning, the game was still scoreless. Or was it in reference to Sturtevant, a small town south of Milwaukee? The game thus went on to extra innings. The 1957 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees of the American League playing against the Milwaukee Braves of the National League.After finishing just one game behind the N.L. Ditmar had finished the regular season with an 8–3 record, a 3.25 ERA and six saves. This is the first of four Yankees-Braves matchups, and the only Series that was won by the Braves; they lost in 1958, 1996 and 1999, with the last two instances occurring with the Braves based in Atlanta. Above all, though, Burdette is best remembered for turning in one of the most dominant performances in postseason history when his three complete-game victories over the New York Yankees helped lead the Milwaukee Braves to the 1957 World Series title.