In a game at Connie Mack Stadium against the Phillies on April 5, 1957, Milwaukee Braves pitcher Lew Burdette pitches a one-hitter but loses, 1-0.
The Phillies’ run scores in the 5th, when catcher Joe Lonnett doubles, advances to third on SS Chico Fernandez’ groundout, and scores on a Richie Ashburn sacrifice fly.
The Braves lose despite six hits; their best chance is in the 2nd, when they have runners at first and second, but Del Crandall lines out to 2B to end the inning.
Burdette was traded to the Braves in August 1951 for four-time 20-game winner Johnny Sain. Along with left-hander Warren Spahn and Bob Buhl, he gave the Braves one of the best starting rotations in the majors during the 1950s, winning 15 or more games eight times between 1953 and 1961.
Burdette led National League pitchers in earned run average in 1956. When Milwaukee won the 1957 World Series against the Yankees, Burdette became the first pitcher in 37 years to win three complete games in a series, and the first since Christy Mathewson in 1905 to pitch two shutouts (Games 5 and 7).