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Warren Spahn

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Warren Spahn

Full Name: Warren Edward Spahn
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 17 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; Cy Young Award 1957; 8 × NL wins leader; Boston/Milwaukee Braves

Born: April 23, 1921
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: November 24, 2003 (aged 82)

Historical Events

  • 1952-06-14 Boston Brave Warren Spahn ties NL record held by Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15 innings
  • 1957-09-03 Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn sets an NL record for a left-hander with 41st shut-out; beats Cubs, 8-0
  • 1957-11-28 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
  • 1958-09-13 Braves Warren Spahn is 1st lefty to win 20 or more games 9 times
  • 1959-09-26 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
  • 1960-09-16 Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
  • 1961-04-28 Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats SF Giants, 1-0
  • 1961-05-03 Warren Spahn pitches a 2 hitter after pitching a no hitter
  • 1961-08-11 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball HOF pitcher Warren Spahn records career victory #300; beats Cubs, 2-1 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
  • 1961-11-08 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
  • 1962-07-26 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
  • 1963-04-11 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn beats NY Mets, 6-1 for his 328th win; most by a left-hander in MLB history
  • 1963-07-02 SF Giants legend Willie Mays breaks up classic Juan Marichal vs Warren Spahn pitching dual, homering in 16th inning off Spahn for 1-0 win vs Milwaukee Braves
  • 1963-08-13 Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
  • 1963-09-08 Milwaukee Braves future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 x 20-win seasons
  • 1973-01-24 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1973-08-06 Roberto Clemente, Warren Spahn, Billy Evans, Monte Irvin, Mickey Welch and George "High Pockets" Kelly are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • 1982-07-19 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2

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