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10 Outstanding Athletes Who Went On To Become War Heroes

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I know about numbers 10, 9, 7 and 4.

Today’s professional athletes are often viewed as overpaid and selfish, with recent sports headlines being dominated by scandals involving domestic abuse and performance-enhancing drugs. 2,236 more words

July 2 1963: Marichal 1, Spahn 0....in 16 innings

It is probably one of the greatest pitching duels ever:

“On July 2, San Francisco sent 25-year-old Juan Marichal out against Warren Spahn, 17 years his senior, in the Tuesday night opener of a three-game set.”   …

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On This Day In Baseball History: July 2, 1963

One of baseball’s most memorable games; a 16-inning game between the Milwaukee Braves and San Francisco Giants that features 7 future Hall of Famers, Hank Aaron… 65 more words

On This Day In Baseball History

Braves Retired Numbers: Warren Spahn

#21 Warren Spahn

Years with Braves: 1942, 1946-1964

Locations: Boston (1942, 1946-1952); Milwaukee (1953-1964)

Date Number Retired: December 11th, 1965 (Milwaukee)

Fast Facts: Of the 10 players/managers that have their number retired by the Braves, Warren Spahn is the only one who never played for the team in Atlanta. 1,704 more words

Pick of the Day: Big Bartolo

Remember when  it use to be common place to bet on Bartolo Colon? Well he’s once again winning the majority of his decisions as he sits at 9-5 with the Mets. 86 more words


"Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing." ~Warren Spahn

Warren Spahn had a pretty straight forward approach to pitching. He once described his approach on the mound: “Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.” He seemed to have something there. 107 more words

Milwaukee Braves (1953 - 1965)

On This Day In Baseball History: May 28, 1951

New York Giants centerfielder Willie Mays gets his first big league hit, a homer off of future Hall of Famer Warren Spahn, after starting his career 0-12. 81 more words

On This Day In Baseball History