Warren Edward Spahn
Born: April 23, 1921, Buffalo, New York
Died: November 24, 2003, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Boston Braves (1942, 1946-1952), Milwaukee Braves (1953-1964), New York Mets (1965), San Francisco Giants (1965)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1973
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1939, a baseball game is aired on television for the first time. W2XBS, an experimental station in New York City, broadcasts a college game between Princeton and Columbia. Bill Stern announces Princeton’s 2-1 victory in 10 innings.