On August 8, 1960, Lew pitched the only no-hitter of his career while beating the Phillies 1-0.
On October 2, 1958, Lew tied a World Series record by giving up two home runs in an inning.
Lew is a graduate of Nitro High School and the University of Richmond.
In 1950 Lew made a record titled Three Strikes and Then You're Out.
Lew finished in the top-10 in wins in 9 consecutive season (1953-61) which includes his league-leading 21 wins in 1959.
Lew had a career .183 batting average with 12 home runs and 75 RBI's.
Lew made his Major League debut on September 26, 1950 and played his final game on July 16, 1967
Lew was a 2-time National League All-Star (1957 & 1959).
Lew threw 5 different pitches which included a sinker, slider, change, sidearm curve and a spitball.
In 1957 Lew set a World Series record with 2 shutouts in a seven-game series.
Lew's favorite hobbies away from baseball were hunting and fishing.
Lew had 203 career wins with a career high of 21 in 1959.
Lew was the 1957 World Series MVP.
Burdette: My best pitches were a sinker and slider. I'd move the ball in and out. I always tried to keep it down. I was always being accused of throwing at the hitters. Early Wynn always said that he was the meanest pitcher in the American League, and I was the meanest in the National League.
Burdette: I'm the greatest pitcher that ever lived. The greatest game that was ever pitched in baseball wasn't good enough to beat me, so I've got to be the greatest!
Burdette: I exploit the greed of all hitters.