November 1, 1957- The 3,300 citizens of Nitro, West Virginia are having a hero’s welcome for a famous native, Lew Burdette. Mayor W. W. Alexander has issued a proclamation urging all residents to welcome, “the stalwart Milwaukee Braves pitcher, Lew Burdette, whose hurling achievements led that team to its current position as winner of the 1957 World Series.”