55th anniversary of Burdette no-hitter

The Milwaukee Braves’ Lew Burdette threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies, 55 years ago today.

Burdette on Thursday, August 18, 1960 no-hit the Phillies at Milwaukee County Stadium for a 1-0 win. Tony Gonzalez became the lone Philadelphia base runner after Burdette hit him with a pitch in the fifth inning. Gonzalez was quickly sent back to the dugout when Lee Walls lined into a 5-3 double-play.

Burdette, who spent five years in the New York Yankees’ minor league system, is best known for his performance in the 1957 World Series. He beat the Yankees in Game 2, Game 5 and Game 7 to lead the Braves to a title and win the MVP.