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Warren Spahn's 300th win...

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August 12, 1961

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, August 12, 1961

* Warren Spahn
* MLB baseball pitcher
* Milwaukee Braves

This 10 page newspaper has headlines on page 7:

* Spahn Joins Exclusive Group With 300th Win
* A Tough Game Says Spahn Of No. 300

Tells of Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn winning his 300th game.

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 won 363 games, more 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.

Regarded as a "thinking man's" pitcher who liked to outwit batters, Spahn once described his approach on the mound: "Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing."

Category: The 20th Century