A lefthanded streak hitter, Hazle was called up by the Braves when outfielder Bill
Bruton was injured in July 1957. Red hot, he batted .403 in 41 games and helped Milwaukee
win the pennant.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 27, 1957:
Hurricane Bob Hazle, hitting .526 since being recalled from Wichita, hits two 2-run HRs, as the Braves beat the Phillies 7-3 for Warren Spahn's 219th career win, moving him to a 6th on the career
list. Spahn also hits his 18th career HR, also good for sixth (tie with Schoolboy Rowe) on the career list
»September 2, 1957:
The Braves sweep the Cubs 23-10 and 40.
The Braves' Bob Hazle has 4 hits in the first
game, and teammate Frank Torre scores 6 runs to tie
the ML record.