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The 1956-60 Milwaukee Braves: They Should Have Done Better, Or Maybe Not

mil When Brooklyn's run of success effectively ended in 1957, as age caught up with the core players on the 1949-56 Dodgers, the Milwaukee Braves were poised to begin their own extended dominance of the National League. The 1956 to 1960 Milwaukee Braves had three of the greatest players in history at the beginning - outfielder Hank Aaron; the middle - third baseman Eddie Mathews; or the end - pitching ace Warren Spahn - of an impressive string of best consecutive seasons that gave them high century-plus legacies, according to me, and a secure place in baseball's Hall of Fame, according to voters from the Baseball Writers Association of America. In addition to these all-time greats, the 1956-60 Braves had Lew Burdette and Bob Buhl teamed with Spahn to give Milwaukee the most formidable starting rotation in the league - (okay, they weren't exactly Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz from the end-of-the-century Atlanta Braves, but they were tough to beat)—a solid relief ace in Don McMahon, and quality position players in catcher Del Crandall, first baseman Joe Adcock, shortstop Johnny Logan, and center fielder Bill Bruton.

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