Warren Spahn Passes Away

Braves pitching great <B>Warren Spahn</B> passed away today at the age of 82. Spahn, who was the winningiest left-handed pitcher in all of major league baseball, played for both the Boston and Milwaukee Braves from 1942 to 1964.

Spahn, who was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, was a fourteen time All-Star and won the Cy Young award in 1957. His career record stands at 363-245.

A 14-time National League All-Star, Spahn holds or shares nine Braves franchise records, including most games started (635), complete games (374), innings pitched (5,046) and shutouts (63). He won 20 or more games in a season 13 times, a N. L. record, and led the league in wins eight times, in ERA three times and in complete games nine times.

Notable Games in Spahn's career:

  • On Sept. 16, 1960, at the age of 39, Spahn earned his 11th 20-win season with a no-hitter against the Phillies. Spahn also sets a Milwaukee club record with 15 strikeouts in the victory.

  • On October 5, 1958 Spahn shut out the Yankees on two hits in Game Four of the World Series. Spahn stopped Hank Bauer's 17-game WS hitting streak.

  • In 1963, at the age of 42, Spahn becomes the oldest 20-game winner. it is his 13th 20-win season, tying Christy Mathewson.

    The staff of BravesCenter.Com send our condolences to the family of Mr. Spahn.

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