Warren Spahn (1955 – Topps #31)

Warren Edward Spahn pitched for 20 years with the Braves (he was in the Military during WWII ) in Boston and Milwaukee.  He was, in my estimation, the 2nd best left handed pitcher (only Koufax was better) of his time, and was a 13-time 20 game winner.  In 1965 he was traded to the New York Mets and ended his career in San Francisco with the Giants in the same year.  He won a total of 363  games.  Spahn won the 1957 Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in all of baseball (there was only 1 award back then), was a 17-time All-Star, and threw 2 no hitters during his 21-year career. His Braves uniform number (#21) was retired in Atlanta.  Warren Spahn was inducted into baseball’s Hall Of Fame in 1973 and was voted to the All-Century Team in 1999.Warren Spahn 1955 Topps #31

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One response to “Warren Spahn (1955 – Topps #31)

  1. Now here is a pitcher that I only remember one thing about-I don’t ever remember him losing a game! It was like an automatic thing everytime he was listed in the newspaper to be the starting pitcher, I just figured it was a certain WIN for his team! That is all I remember about Warren Spahn. Sorry. He was one of the very BEST pitchers ever back in those days. PG 11/25/14 You sure have a great baseball card collection Jimmy! Wow!

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