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17. Lew Burdette

Lew Burdette was a consistent Pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves where he would win 179 Games for the franchise.  Burdette first became noticed in the 1953 season when he went 15 and 5 and was 7th in ERA.  The hurler remained solid for a couple of years and in the last half of the 50’s he would go on his best run where from 1956 to 1961 he never had less than 17 Wins and in three of those seasons he was the National League leader in BB/9.  Burdette would also win the ERA Title (1956) and the Wins leader in 1959.

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