Quote of the day

A pitcher needs two pitches, one they’re looking for and one to cross them up.

~Warren Spahn

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Warren Spahn (Wikimedia Commons)


This day in baseball: Oldies, but goodies

On April 28, 1961, Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn threw his second no-hitter against the Giants at County Stadium.  This feat made him the second-oldest pitcher in history to throw a no-hitter, at the age of 40 years and 5 days.  At the time, the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter had been Cy Young, at 41 years old.  That spot is now held by Nolan Ryan, who threw a no-hitter at the age of 44 on May 1, 1991.

Warren Spahn (Wikimedia Commons)

Warren Spahn (Wikimedia Commons)


This day in baseball: Spahn’s no-hitter

On 16 September 1960, Warren Spahn struck out fifteen batters, setting an all-time Braves record, on his way to the first no-hitter of his career.  The thirty-nine-year-old pitcher won 4-0 over the Phillies — in his 20th season!

Photo source: Baseball In Wartime