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1. In the scorebook, position 1 is the pitcher. This big right hander won more games in Milwaukee than any Brave other than Hall of Famer Warren Spahn. He was the MVP of the 1957 World Series and claimed three of the Champions' four wins. Who was he?
2. Catcher -- My favorite backstop in Milwaukee was an eleven-time All Star who held the position for almost the entire Braves' stay in Brew City. Who was he?
3. First base -- My favorite here spent ten years in Milwaukee out of his 17-year career. Who was this two-time All-Star who set a record by hitting four home runs and a double in one game?
4. Second base -- Here I'm looking at a real utility player whose 11-year career included 326 games at second, 180 games at shortstop, 143 at third, and 156 in the outfield. In 1953 he roomed with Henry Aaron on the Jacksonville Braves before becoming teammates in Milwaukee. Who was he?
5. Third base -- Hall of Famer Ed Mathews dominated that position for the Braves in Milwaukee, so I'm going to touch a pitcher here, and even one who was not with the world champs in 1957. He first joined the team in 1961, and in the Braves' last season in Milwaukee in '65 he won 24 games, the most single season wins by any Braves hurler in the franchise's stay in the Cream City. Who was this Brave who became the only pitcher to hit two grand slams in one game in the 20th Century?
6. My favorite Milwaukee shortstop played his first 11 seasons in Boston and Milwaukee. In 1955 he led the NL in doubles and in the '57 Series he and Aaron led the Braves in runs scored with 5 each. Who was this son of a Russian immigrant?
7. This outfield Milwaukee Brave fave was a swift center fielder who led the NL in stolen bases three consecutive years, in triples twice and in runs scored once. Who was this Alabama native who led off a game with a home run twelve times?
8. In August of 1957 a rookie came up with the Braves and batted .556 in his first twelve games and totaled 5 home runs and 19 RBI. Who was this South Carolina native who batted .403 in 41 games and earned the nickname "Hurricane" based on his play and the storm that struck his home state in 1954?
9. This outfielder played in Milwaukee for the first five full seasons of an 11-year career. Who was this Braves outfielder who batted .330 in 1958 with 24 home runs and 74 RBI?
10. This Brave broke into Major League Baseball as a catcher in 1962 as a Milwaukee Brave. Although he caught in Milwaukee in '62-3, in St. Louis in '64-5, in Philadelphia in '66-7, finishing in Atlanta in 1967, you may know him best by his voice, like his quote as Harry Doyle: "Juuuust a bit outside." Which of these four golden-throated ones finishes our quiz?
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