Lew Burdette

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Birthday
22, 1926
Birthplace
Nitro, WV
Death Date
Feb 6, 2007 (80)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1926
Birthplace
Nitro, WV
Death Date
Feb 6, 2007 (80)

About

He teamed with left-hander Warren Spahn to form a powerful pitching tandem for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves.

Before Fame

He was signed by the New York Yankees but was traded to the Boston Braves after making only two relief appearances.

Trivia

On May 26, 1959, he defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates after Harvey Haddix pitched a perfect game for 12 innings.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Mary Ann.

Associated With

He threw two shutouts in the 1957 World Series, becoming the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since Christy Mathewson.