On Aug. 11, 1961, 40,775 Milwaukee fans watched 40-year-old Warren Spahn become the first, and last, pitcher of the modern era to win 300 games as a Brave, defeating the … Continue Reading Spahn’s 300th, 52 years ago tonight
Thanks to Chris Jaffe at Hardball Times for reminding me today is the 50th anniversary of the epic mound duel between Warren Spahn and Juan Marichal. (excerpted from a 2011 … Continue Reading The golden anniversary of the greatest game ever pitched
I’m thrilled that the last pitcher chosen in ESPN’s ranking of the 100 greatest players in MLB history is the perpetually underrated Knucksie, #100 overall. Not so much with the highest-ranked pitcher: Roger Clemens. … Continue Reading Maddux slighted again, and was Smoltzie better than Glavine?