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Happy birthday Warren Spahn

Warren Spahn (Image courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library)
Warren Spahn (Images courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library)
Today would be the 95th birthday of two-time no-no thrower Warren Spahn.

The southpaw from Buffalo, N.Y., spent the majority of his 21-year career with the Boston and Milwaukee Braves, compiling a 363-245 record with a 3.09 ERA. The Hall of Famers was a 14-time All Star and won the Cy Young Award in 1957. He led the American League in complete games for nine seasons, and captured the AL strikeout crown for four straight seasons from 1949-1952.

Spahn threw his two no-hitters within a 7-month stretch in 1960-’61 at Milwaukee County Stadium:

1 Warren Spahn
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Friday, September 16, 1960
Milwaukee Braves 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
(His first of two no-hitters)
2 Warren Spahn
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Friday, April 28, 1961
Milwaukee Braves 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
(His second of two no-hitters)