An Indian Summer: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves, Champions of Baseball

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This is the story of one of the all-time great teams of major league baseball, the 1957 Milwaukee Braves. The Braves boasted a lineup packed with power and a pitching staff anchored by three aces. Four future Hall of Famers led the team to the National League pennant, and a fidgety right-hander pitched the Braves past the mighty Yankees in the World Series. Covering the Braves' magical season in remarkable detail, the author chronicles the winning streaks and the tough stretches, comments on the key transactions ...

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About the Book This is the story of one of the all-time great teams of major league baseball, the 1957 Milwaukee Braves. The Braves boasted a lineup packed with power and a ... pitching staff anchored by three aces. Four future Hall of Famers led the team to the National League pennant, and a fidgety right-hander pitched the Braves past the mighty Yankees in the World Series. Covering the Braves’ magical season in remarkable detail, the author chronicles the winning streaks and the tough stretches, comments on the key transactions and costly injuries, and recalls the unforgettable players (such as Bob "Hurricane" Hazle) and the events (the Shoe Polish Incident) that have since become part of baseball lore. Read more Show Less

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This is the story of one of the all-time great teams of major league baseball, the 1957 Milwaukee Braves. The Braves boasted a lineup packed with power and a pitching staff anchored by three aces. Four future Hall of Famers led the team to the National League pennant, and a fidgety right-hander pitched the Braves past the mighty Yankees in the World Series. Covering the Braves' magical season in remarkable detail, the author chronicles the winning streaks and the tough stretches, comments on the key transactions and costly injuries, and recalls the unforgettable players (such as Bob "Hurricane" Hazle) and the events (the Shoe Polish Incident) that have since become part of baseball lore.

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thorough...a great read and a must for any Milwaukee Braves fan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786430116
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/22/2007
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Freelance sportswriter Thad Mumau has written for the Fayetteville Observer for more than 35 years and for the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Journal for 22. His previous books include the first-ever biography of Dean Smith and a history of N.C. State football. He lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     1
From Beaneaters to Braves     3
Getting a Fast Start     18
The Big Three     36
Filling a Big Hole     57
Catching the Cardinals     80
A Powerful Pair     96
Spahn Keys Torrid August     112
The Clincher     129
Bring On the Yankees     148
October Sunshine     161
Almost a Dynasty     184
Breaking Up the Old Gang     197
Chapter Notes     207
Bibliography     211
Index     213
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