Spahn, Warren

Warren Edward Spahn
Born: April 23, 1921, Buffalo, New York
Died: November 24, 2003, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Played For: 
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

Stylish Warren Spahn is the winningest left-hander in history with 363 victories, all but seven coming with the Boston/Milwaukee Braves. He was a 20-game winner 13 times, including six years in a row; and led the National League in wins eight times and complete games on nine occasions. He still holds the National League lifetime mark for innings pitched over his 21-year career, during which he hurled two no-hitters and won the 1957 Cy Young Award. He earned the prestigious Purple Heart and Bronze Star in World War II.

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Did You Know: 
that Warren Spahn holds the National League record for most career home runs by a pitcher with 35?
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