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On October 3, 1957 – In Game 3 of the World Series, Lew Burdette wins the first of his three decisions against the Yankees. Burdette and the Milwaukee Braves beat Bobby Shantz, 4 – 2.

Hank Aaron led off the second inning with a triple, then made it safe at home on Joe Adcock’s single. The Yankees responded with one of their own in the bottom half of the second. Again in the third inning, the Yankees and Braves each scored one run, leaving the score 2–2 heading to the fourth inning. Both managers were worried about their starting pitchers, and after three straight singles from Adcock, Andy Pafko, and Wes Covington and with two runs in, Yankees manager Casey Stengel replaced Bobby Shantz with reliever Art Ditmar. Ditmar had finished the regular season with an 8–3 record, a 3.25 ERA and six saves.

Ditmar was able to prevent the Braves from scoring any more runs, but the score was 4–2 in favor of the Braves. After that, Braves starter Lew Burdette’s pitching improved significantly. He only gave up four hits for the rest of the game, two of them coming in the ninth inning. After a ground out, Tony Kubek singled to right to start things off. Stengel decided to pinch hit lefty Joe Collins, who was 30–for–149 (.201) that year and was playing what turned out to be his final year, for the right-handed Coleman, who was a better 42–for–157 (.263) and also playing in his final season, to face right-handed pitcher Burdette. Collins popped to Johnny Logan at shortstop for the second out. Then, Stengel again opted to pinch hit for the pitcher, Bob Grim. Howard came up in his spot and singled to advance Kubek to second. Bobby Richardson pinch ran for Howard. Burdette recorded the final out as he got Bauer, the next batter, to ground to short, where Logan forced out Richardson.

The Braves’ win in Game 2 was the first World Series game won by a non-New York City team since 1948. In every World Series between 1948 and 1957, either both teams were from New York City or a New York City team won in a sweep (1950 and 1954).

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World Series Game 2 Played on Thursday, October 3, 1957 (D) at Yankee Stadium I

MIL N    0  1  1    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  8  0
NY  A    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  2
BOX+PBP
WP: Burdette (1-0)
LP: Shantz (0-1)
HR: Logan (1), Bauer (1)

Play by Play

 

BRAVES 1ST: Schoendienst was called out on strikes; Logan was
called out on strikes; Mathews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Braves 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Bauer was called out on strikes; McDougald flied
out to right; Mantle grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Yankees 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Aaron tripled to center; Adcock singled to center [Aaron scored, Adcock to second (error by Mantle)]; Pafko flied out to right; Covington lined to third; Crandall walked; Burdette grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Berra grounded out (second to first); Slaughter walked; Simpson struck out; Kubek singled to left [Slaughter to third]; Coleman singled to third [Slaughter scored, Kubek to second]; Shantz lined to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 1, Yankees 1. BRAVES 3RD: Schoendienst flied out to center; Logan homered; Mathews flied out to center; Aaron popped to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Yankees 1. YANKEES 3RD: Bauer homered; McDougald flied out to left; Mantle flied out to center; Berra flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Yankees 2. BRAVES 4TH: Adcock singled to left; Pafko singled to left [Adcock to second]; Covington singled to left [Adcock scored, Pafko scored (error by Kubek) (unearned), Covington to third]; DITMAR REPLACED SHANTZ (PITCHING); Crandall popped to first; Burdette popped to first; Schoendienst grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. YANKEES 4TH: Slaughter struck out; Simpson flied out to center; Kubek grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. BRAVES 5TH: Logan was hit by a pitch; Mathews grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Logan out at second]; Aaron popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. YANKEES 5TH: Coleman walked; Ditmar struck out; Bauer grounded out (shortstop to first) [Coleman to second]; McDougald grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. BRAVES 6TH: Adcock flied out to right; Pafko popped to first; Covington struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. YANKEES 6TH: Mantle walked; Berra forced Mantle (first to shortstop); Slaughter doubled to left [Berra to third]; Simpson grounded out (pitcher to first); Kubek grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. BRAVES 7TH: On a bunt Crandall singled; Burdette out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Crandall to second]; Schoendienst grounded out (second to first) [Crandall to third]; Logan flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. YANKEES 7TH: Coleman grounded out (third to first); LUMPE BATTED FOR DITMAR; Lumpe singled to right; Bauer popped to shortstop; McDougald flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. BRAVES 8TH: GRIM REPLACED LUMPE (PITCHING); Mathews was called out on strikes; Aaron struck out; Adcock flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. YANKEES 8TH: TORRE REPLACED ADCOCK (PLAYING 1B); Mantle popped to third in foul territory; Berra grounded out (third to first); Slaughter was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. BRAVES 9TH: Pafko flied out to left; Covington singled to left; Crandall grounded out (third to first) [Covington to second]; Burdette grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. YANKEES 9TH: Simpson grounded out (pitcher to first); Kubek singled to right; COLLINS BATTED FOR COLEMAN; Collins popped to shortstop; HOWARD BATTED FOR GRIM; Howard singled [Kubek to second]; RICHARDSON RAN FOR HOWARD; Bauer forced Richardson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 4, Yankees 2. Final Totals R H E LOB Braves 4 8 0 5 Yankees 2 7 2 8