This day in baseball: 1957 NL pennant

Thanks to Hank Aaron’s 11th inning home run, the Milwaukee Braves defeated the Cardinals 4-2 to clinch the 1957 National League pennant.  It was the first time since the 1950 season that a team not from New York state finished first in the National League.  From 1951 to 1956, NL pennants were split between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants.

 

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Hank Aaron (Baseball Digest)

 



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