Hard Cover. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1960. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's red boards with titles in black to front board and spine; original white dust jacket with photo of Burdette pitching, titles in blue and red lettering, jacket design by Jim Roki. Fine book with just a touch of discoloration to bottom edge of front board; very good unclipped dust jacket with some toning to spine, small chip to spine head, and some spotting to jacket flap edges. Overall, an excellent copy. Lew Burdette of the Braves is a biography of the great Boston/Milwaukee Braves pitcher. Burdette got his start as a pitcher for the company baseball team at an American Viscose Rayon plant in his hometown, where he worked along with his father, sister and brother. The highlight of Burdette's career was when he won the World Series MVP in 1957 against the Yankees, winning three complete games in the series, a feat that had not been achieved since 1920.