Today In Brewer History: Milwaukee's Lone World Championship

On this day in 1957, the Braves brought Milwaukee the first and to date only World Series championship in the city's history. In Game 7 at Yankee Stadium the Braves picked up a 5-0 victory to clinch the series four games to three.

The Braves got on the board early on this day, scoring four runs in the first off Yankees starter Don Larsen and reliever Bobby Shantz. They added one more on Del Crandall's home run in the eighth but Lew Burdette didn't need the help: He pitched a complete game, seven hit shutout on just two days' rest to secure the victory. It was his third complete game and second shutout of the series, and he picked up three of the Braves' four wins.

The Braves also might not have won the series without an excellent performance by Hank Aaron: He had hits in all seven games and clubbed three home runs. Eddie Mathews also had a walkoff home run in the series.

With help from Brewerfan.net, happy birthday today to Wisconsin Timber Rattler Brandon Macias. He turns 23.

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