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1957 World Champions Milwaukee Braves 1957 World Champions Milwaukee Braves

Loaded with hitting-power and standout pitching the Milwaukee Braves won it all in 1957

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Milwaukee Braves - 1957 World Champions
It was a banner year for the Milwaukee Braves in 1957. Who among veteran fans can forget the hootin' and hollerin' as the Braves hoisted first the pennant and then the World Championship flags in front of sold out crowds in Milwaukee.

After pulling away from the rest of the National League teams in August and streaking to win the pennant, Milwaukee rose to the occasion and beat the powerful New York Yankees in seven games to win the World Series.

Final 1957 NL Standings:

Milwaukee Braves 95-59 ... St. Louis Cardinals 87-67, 8 GB... Brooklyn Dodgers 84-70, 11 GB... Cincinnati Reds 80-74, 15 GB... Philadelphia Phillies 77-77, 18 GB... New York Giants 69-85, 26 GB... Chicago Cubs 62-92, 33 GB... Pittsburgh Pirates 62-92, 33 GB


Milwaukee featured a lineup of four Hall of Famers - outfielder Hank Aaron, third baseman Eddie Mathews, second baseman Red Schoendienst and pitcher Warren Spahn, along with stars Johnny Logan at shortstop, Del Crandall doing the catching, Joe Torre, C-1B, Wes Covington OF and all-star pitchers Lew Burdette and Bob Buhl.

NL Most Valuable Player Voting: Hank Aaron, Braves 239 points... Stan Musial, Cardinals 230... Red Schoendienst, Braves 221... Willie Mays, NY Giants 174... Warren Spann, Braves 131... Ernie Banks, Cubs 60... Gil Hodges, Dodgers 54... Eddie Mathews, Braves 45... Frank Robinson, Reds 42... Jack Sanford, Phillies 39... Don Hoak, Reds 31


Leading the Charge!

Hank Aaron, RH, Outfielder - Born Mobile, Alabama - just 23-years-old, Aaron captured the attention of the baseball fans by leading the majors with 44 home runs and in RBIs with 132... led the NL with 118 runs scored... finished third in the NL in batting with .322... and was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player.

Red Schoendienst, Second Baseman - recently acquired from the Cardinals, the switch-hitting Schoendienst proved to be one of the magic ingredients in the Braves' surprising victory for the pennant... the big redhead hit .310 in 648 at bats... lined 31 doubles and scored 91 runs.

Eddie Mathews, Bats LH, T RH, Third Baseman - the big 6' 1", 200-pounder, was one of the top offensive stars during the '50s. In 1957 Mathews batted .292, smashed 32 homers, scored 109 runs, along with 94 RBIs and was a key man in the Braves' late-run for the pennant.

Pitchers: Warren Spahn 21-11, 2.69 ERA... Bob Buhl 18-7, 2.74 ERA... Lew Burdette 17-9, 3.72 ERA... Gene Conley 9-9, 3.16 ERA... Ernie Johnson 7-3, 3.88 ERA... Dave Jolly 1-1, 5.02 ERA... Don McMahon 2-3, 1.54 ERA... Joey Jay, 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 1 game... Taylor Phillips 3-2, 5.55 ERA... Ray Crone 3-1, 4.46 ERA... Red Murff 2-2, 4.85 ERA... Bob Throwbridge 7-5, 3.64 ERA... Juan Pizzaro 5-6, 4.62 ERA... Phil Paine 0-0, 0.00 ERA in 1 Game...


And the Milwaukee Braves won the pennant the following season - 1958 but lost to the Yankees in the World Series.

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