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Spahnie, Our Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes....

Some mysteries are simply too easy to solve. Take The Case of the Disappearing CG Stat.

In this era of 100 pitch count limits on starters – and an emphasis upon the need for pitchers to work the corners of the plate and run up pitch counts – who in the world is going to be around deep enough to even have a shot at a complete game? 190 more words

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1950s All-Decade Team

The 1950s was the beginning of some legendary baseball careers. Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays all began their careers. Franchises were on the move as the… 522 more words

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Warren Spahn signs with the Braves (June 4, 1940)

It isn’t every day you can do this. It turns out, in fact to be rare.

On June 4, 1940 the Braves sign South Park High School (Buffalo, NY) standout Warren Spahn, who will make his major league debut in 1942 when he appears in two games as a 20 year-old for Boston before serving three years in the Army during World War II. 44 more words

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Warren Spahn - His New York Mets Career 1965

Warren Spahn, the winningest left-handed pitcher in baseball history, was sold to the New York Mets by the Milwaukee Braves prior to the 1965 season.  Though his best days were clearly behind him the Mets were hoping to squeeze a few wins out of him while he mentored some of their young pitchers by serving as a player-coach.  172 more words

New York Mets

King of the Hill

Perhaps all baseball fans believe that the players they watched as children or teens were the best of all time. Certainly books like Roger Kahn’s… 452 more words

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Warren Spahn signs with the Braves (June 4, 1940)

June 4, 1940, was a great day. The Boston Bees (also know as the Braves) sign South Park High School (Buffalo, NY) standout Warren Spahn, who will make his major league debut in 1942. 67 more words

Boston Bees (1936 - 1940)

Hit and Miss

      Following up on my February salute to Yogi Berra for his highly productive season in 1950, a few sluggers are certainly on a pace to average about one strikeout per game in 2017. 456 more words

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