Warren Spahn

Spahn’s 300th, 52 years ago tonight

August 11, 2013 // 12 Comments

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 Cubs 2-1. All but 7 of his 363 wins came in a Braves uniform. Spahn entered that game vs. the Little Bears 11-12 with an ERA near [...]

The golden anniversary of the greatest game ever pitched

July 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

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 Office remembrance)  262. That’s how many pitches were thrown by 42-year-old Warren Spahn 48 years ago today. On [...]

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