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Warren Spahn breaks SO record....

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August 14, 1963

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan MI August 14, 1963 

* Pitcher Warren Spahn breaks strikeout record 
* Milwaukee Braves 
* MLB Baseball 

This 50+ page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page of the sports section (inside): "Waddell's Record Broken by Spahn"

Tells of Warren Spahn breaking the MLB record for the most strikeouts by a left handed pitcher at the time.

Other news of the day throughout. A few binding holes along the spine, otherwise in nice 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