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Today In Brewer History: Milwaukee's First Fall Classic

Wisconsin's first World Series opened 56 years ago today.

Long before the Braves moved south, drafted Brian McCann and became the self-appointed arbiters of baseball etiquette, they represented the city of Milwaukee. And on this day in 1957, they brought Milwaukee to baseball's biggest stage.

56 years ago today the Braves played the Yankees in the first game of the 1957 World Series at Yankee Stadium. Left fielder Wes Covington went 2-for-4 with a double and scored a run but it was not enough as New York claimed a 3-1 victory. Warren Spahn was roughed up for all three runs on seven hits over just 5.1 innings.

Fortunately, the first game did not decide the series. The Braves won four of the next six games to claim Milwaukee's first World Series championship.

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