Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
History of the World Series: 1957

Baseball Reference: 1957 World Series


Read More About It

"Hank Aaron" by George Sullivan

"The Milwaukee Braves" by Harold Kaese

"The Milwaukee Braves: A Baseball Eulogy" by Bob Buege


Vocabulary:

clinched
pennant


Interesting Fact:

The Braves and Yankees met in the World Series the following year, but the Yankees came out on top, winning the Series in seven games.


Study Questions:

  • Who was the winning pitcher in the pennant clinching game?
  • How many games did the Braves win during the 1957 regular season?
  • How many home runs did Aaron hit during the '57 season?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the Milwaukee Braves:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on September 23:

    1806: The Lewis and Clark expidition returns to St. Louis.
    1952: Vice President Richard Nixon goes on television to deliver his "Checkers" speech.
    1957: Nine black students at Little Rock Central High School are force to withdraw because of an angry white mob outside of the school.



  • September 23

    September 23, 1957: The Milwaukee Braves clinched the National League pennant when Hank Aaron hit a two-out home run in the bottom of the 11th-inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2. The Braves went on to win the World Series, 4 games to 3, against the New York Yankees.


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