Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Selva Lewis Burdette, Jr.
— Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1963 —
The two-time All-Star spent parts of 11 seasons with the Milwaukee Braves, appearing in 420 games (321 starts). Burdette was pivotal to the Braves' 1957 World Series victory over the New York Yankees, earning MVP honors after going 3-0 with a 0.67 ERA (27 IP, 2 ER) in three complete-game starts, including two shutouts. Led the National League in several categories throughout his tenure with Milwaukee, including ERA (2.70) and shutouts (6) in 1956; winning percentage (.667) in 1958; wins (21), starts (39) and shutouts (4) in 1959; complete games (18) in 1960; and innings (272.1) in 1961. Finished third in Cy Young Award voting in 1958. Tossed a no-hitter on August 18, 1960 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies.
Location. 43° 1.747′ N, 87° 58.19′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on Miller Park Way (State Highway 175) south of Interstate 94, on the right when traveling south. The marker is part of the Braves Wall of Honor which is on display on the northeast wall (left field) of Miller Park. It is near the Hot Corner entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Havon Bruton (here, next to this marker); 1957 World Series Champions (here, next to this marker); Henry Aaron (here, next to this marker); Felix Mantilla (here, next to this marker); Del Crandall (here, next to this marker); Robert Ray Buhl (here, next to this marker); Joe Adcock (here, next to this marker); Johnny Logan (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.