View Full Version : R.I.P.-- Lew Burdette

02-08-2007, 01:32 PM
I haven't seen this posted, Lew Burdette died Tuesday.

The righty led the NL with 21 wins in 1959, ERA (2.70) in 1956 and twice led the league in shutouts. He pitched a no-hitter against the Phillies on Aug. 18, 1960, and was the winning pitcher in a famous game in which Harvey Haddix lost a perfect game in the 13th inning -- Burdette went all 13 innings for the victory.


02-08-2007, 04:05 PM
Yeah, way back then pitchers could go 13 innings without tearing something in their shoulder. Burdette was a slow, deliberate worker on the mound. In the late 1950s he combined with Warren Spahn to make the most formidable one two punch in MLB. Burdette was the star of the 1957 World Series, beating the Yankees 3 times in that Series.

02-08-2007, 09:05 PM
Although I have some vague memories of the '55 Series, and remember Larsen's perfect game in '56, the first Series I have a lot of memories of is '57 and Burdette's domination of the Yankees is one of them. Being a good Sox fan then I hated the Yankees, and it was great to see them lose.