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Warren Spahn pitches a no-hitter...
Item # 561050
April 29, 1961
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, April 29, 1961
* Warren Spahn pitches a no-hitter
* Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves
This 14 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 10: "Spahn In No-Hitter For 290th Victory" with photo of Spahn. Tells of his 2nd no-hitter at the age of 41 years. (see)
Other news of the day. Good condition.
wikipedia notes: Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. He won 20 games each in 13 seasons, including a 23-7 record when he was aged 42. Spahn was the 1957 Cy Young Award winner, and was the runner-up three times, all during the period when just one award was given. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, with 83% of the total vote. (His eligibility was delayed, under the rules of the time by 2 years of token minor league play).
Spahn was regarded as a "thinking man's" pitcher who liked to outwit batters. He once described his approach on the mound: "Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing."
Spahn won more games (363) than any other left-handed pitcher in history, and more than any other pitcher who played his entire career in the post-1920 live-ball era. He is acknowledged as one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball history. The Warren Spahn Award, given to the major leagues' best left-handed pitcher, is named after him.
Category: The 20th Century