Burdette pitched in 18 major league seasons, most of them with the Braves, but also with the Yankees, Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies, and Angels. Burdette's shining moment came in the 1957 World Series when he won three games to the lead the Milwaukee Braves to their only championship. Burdette threw two shutouts against the Yankees in that series.
The linked article spells Burdette's first name as "Lou" although that was not used during his playing days. Most references use "Lew." But the story explains:
Burdette's family said Tuesday that "Lou" was the spelling of choice and would be placed that way on his gravesite.