The ability to sustain success in baseball can be a challenge. The Milwaukee Braves saw that over the years. In 1897 – 1898 they saw back to back championships. 1914 was a miracle but nothing to speak of in 1915. 1948 was a great pennant year but nothing in 1949.
And so, in 1958 the Braves equaled there greatness of 1957. They had a 92-62 year finishing first, 8 games up. Fred Haney was in his third year as manager.