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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1958

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1958 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Milwaukee Braves NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Bob Turley Babe Ruth Award – Elston Howard Awards – Major League Cy...

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Los Angeles clinches the National League pennant on the next to last day of the season at Dodger Stadium when Sandy Koufax gets his 26th victory

Los Angeles clinches the National League pennant on the next to last day of the season at Dodger Stadium when Sandy Koufax gets his 26th victory, defeating the Braves in the clincher, 3-1. The Dodgers, winning 14 of their last 15 games, finishes the campaign with a 97-65 record, two games ahead of the second-place Giants.

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Don Larsen tosses a five-hitter in the Texas heat to best Warren Spahn It is Larsen’s first complete game in five years.

1964 – Don Larsen, of World Series no-hit fame, tosses a five-hitter in the Texas heat to best Warren Spahn and the Milwaukee Braves, 7-1. It is Larsen’s first complete game in five years. Bob Aspromonte and Walt Bond launch solo bombs to pace the Colts. Rookie catcher Jerry Grote adds two hits, including a two-run double.

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Milwaukee’s Warren Spahn sets a modern National League record—his 601st start surpassing Grover Alexander—while going all the way to defeat the Dodgers for his 343rd career win, but only after spending the better part of the day in Los Angeles filming what will prove to be the first and last performance of his acting career, on the popular World-War-II-set TV series, Combat. Spahn, himself a decorated WW II veteran and avowed fan of the series, appears in an uncredited but heavily publicized bit part as a German patrol. As one refreshingly frank TV critic will warn us prior to the November 5 air date, “This is Warren Spahn’s much-heralded appearance as a German soldier. If the National League saw as little of him as you will, he probably never would have won a game.”

Milwaukee’s Warren Spahn sets a modern National League record—his 601st start surpassing Grover Alexander—while going all the way to defeat the Dodgers for his 343rd career win, but only after spending the better part of the day in Los Angeles filming what will prove to be the first and last performance of his acting career, on the popular World-War-II-set TV series, Combat. Spahn, himself a decorated WW II veteran and avowed fan of the series, appears in an uncredited but heavily publicized bit part as a German patrol. As one refreshingly frank TV critic will warn us prior to the November 5 air date, “This is Warren Spahn’s much-heralded appearance as a German soldier. If the National League saw as little of him as you will, he probably never would have won a game.”

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In the second game of a doubleheader, the Phillies snap a 23-game losing streak when the Braves beat the Braves at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, 7-4. The winning pitcher John Buzhardt, who wears jersey #23, throws a complete game, ending the team’s skid at 23 straight losses, a major league mark for the most consecutive defeats by a team.

In the second game of a doubleheader, the Phillies snap a 23-game losing streak when the Braves beat the Braves at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, 7-4. The winning pitcher John Buzhardt, who wears jersey #23, throws a complete game, ending the team’s skid at 23 straight losses, a major league mark for the most consecutive defeats by a team.

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The Milwaukee Braves set a major-league record with four consecutive home runs in the 7th inning against Cincinnati

1961 – The Milwaukee Braves set a major-league record with four consecutive home runs in the 7th inning against Cincinnati. Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron hit back-to-back home runs off starter Jim Maloney; Joe Adcock greets reliever Marshall Bridges with another home run, and Frank Thomas sets the record. When these four teammates end their major-league careers, they will have hit a combined total of 1,889 homers. For all the bombardment, the Braves lose, 10 – 8.

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Warren Spahn second oldest to fire no hitter

On April 28, 1961, 40-year-old Warren Spahn becomes the second oldest man to pitch a no-hitter in major league history. The Milwaukee Braves’ ace masters the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, for his 290th career win and second career no-hitter. Spahn strikes out nine batters and walks only two. Fellow Hall of Famer Hank Aaron drives in the game’s lone run with a single in the first inning.

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The Reds acquire pitchers Joey Jay  and 3B Gene Freese both players will help propel Cincy to the 1961 World Series

The Reds acquire pitchers Joey Jay and Juan Pizarro from the Braves for SS Roy McMillan and a player to be named later. Cincy then trades Pizarro and P Cal McLish to the White Sox for 3B Gene Freese. The two pitchers will win 24 games between them for the Sox in 1961, while Freese will have one good year in Cincy.

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Facing just 27 batters, Lew Burdette pitches a 1 – 0 no-hitter against the Phillies. Tony Gonzalez, the only Phil to reach base, is hit by a Burdette pitch in the 5th inning but erased on a double play. The Milwaukee pitcher also scores the only run of the game.

Facing just 27 batters, Lew Burdette pitches a 1 – 0 no-hitter against the Phillies. Tony Gonzalez, the only Phil to reach base, is hit by a Burdette pitch in the 5th inning but erased on a double play. The Milwaukee pitcher also scores the only run of the game.

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In the first of two games at Crosley Field, Frank Robinson and Eddie Mathews exchange punches after Robbie slides in hard at third base in the 7th inning. Robbie comes out on the short end with a swollen eye, bloody nose, and jammed thumb, but comes back in the nitecap with a double and homer to lead the Reds to a 4 – 0 win. Bob Purkey wins the shutout, despite allowing 11 hits.

In the first of two games at Crosley Field, Frank Robinson and Eddie Mathews exchange punches after Robbie slides in hard at third base in the 7th inning. Robbie comes out on the short end with a swollen eye, bloody nose, and jammed thumb, but comes back in the nitecap with a double and homer to lead the Reds to a 4 – 0 win. Bob Purkey wins the shutout, despite allowing 11 hits.

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With an eight-inning 12-hit effort in the Braves’ 8-6 victory over Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, lefty Warren Spahn earns his 20th victory for the fourth consecutive season and for the tenth time in his career. The southpaw will compile 13 seasons with twenty or more wins during his 21-year Hall of Fame tenure in the major leagues.

With an eight-inning 12-hit effort in the Braves’ 8-6 victory over Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, lefty Warren Spahn earns his 20th victory for the fourth consecutive season and for the tenth time in his career. The southpaw will compile 13 seasons with twenty or more wins during his 21-year Hall of Fame tenure in the major leagues.

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Bill Bruton, in both the first and the sixth inning of the nightcap of a twin bill at County Stadium, hits a three-run triple. The Braves center fielder’s pair of three-baggers with the bases loaded contributes to the team’s 11-5 victory over St. Louis.

Bill Bruton, in both the first and the sixth inning of the nightcap of a twin bill at County Stadium, hits a three-run triple. The Braves center fielder’s pair of three-baggers with the bases loaded contributes to the team’s 11-5 victory over St. Louis.

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