This day in baseball: Warren Spahn elected to HoF

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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Quote of the day

Baseball is not a game played on paper. On paper, they win.

~Larry Walker

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23 days until pitchers and catchers report

The Packers’ season is officially over, which marks the official end of football season, as far as I’m concerned.  Thank goodness baseball is right on the horizon!

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Quote of the day

I have no problem with cheating. Whatever you can get away with.

~Joe Torre

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This day in baseball: Stargell elected to HoF

On January 12, 1988, Pirates slugger Willie Stargell was the only player elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA.  Stargell helped bring two world championships to Pittsburgh and was the National League’s co-MVP in 1979, as well as the World Series MVP that same year.  Stargell was the 17th player to be elected to the Hall in his first year of eligibility.

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Quote of the day

I never rush myself. See, they can’t start the game without me.

~Satchel Paige

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34 days until Spring Training

It’s crazy to think we’re just over a month away.

76 days until Opening Day!