On January 24, 1973, Warren Spahn was elected to the Hall of Fame, making him only the sixth player elected in his first year of eligibility. He received more than 82% of the votes cast by the BBWAA. Warren Spahn recorded thirteen 20-win seasons with the Braves, making him the winningest left-handed pitcher in big league history with 363 victories.
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From my home town Buffalo, NY. My kids went to the same high school as he!
That’s pretty cool! I bet that high school is pretty proud of that.
they’ve since changed the name…i doubt many people other than we old timers know (i’m not referring to you)…he’s in my book, a local boy named Lefty Spain
Aha… I’m going to have to back and look at that. It’s been a bit since I read it.