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Full Name: Warren Edward Spahn Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/172 First Game: April 19, 1942
Birthdate: April 23, 1921 Final Game: October 1, 1965
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York MLB Experience: 21 years
Died: November 24, 2003
Deathplace: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Bat/Throw: Left/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973


Biography

Born on April 23, 1921 in Buffalo, New York, Warren Spahn (Warren Edward Spahn) played for the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets over the course of his 21 year career. Spahn broke into the bigs on April 19, 1942 with the Boston Braves, and put up a 2.94 ERA in 125.2 innings pitched in 1946, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Warren Spahn's best season was 1953, when he posted a 2.10 ERA, won 23 games and struck out 148 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1942 BOS N 4 2 0 0 5.74 7 15 10 1 0 0 15.2 25 0 11 0 0 0
1946 BOS N 24 16 8 5 2.94 67 46 41 8 0 1 125.2 107 6 36 0 4 1
1947 BOS N 40 35 21 10 2.33 123 87 75 22 7 3 289.2 245 15 84 0 5 1
1948 BOS N 36 35 15 12 3.71 114 115 106 16 3 1 257 237 19 77 0 4 1
1949 BOS N 38 38 21 14 3.07 151 125 103 25 4 0 302.1 283 27 86 0 4 3
1950 BOS N 41 39 21 17 3.16 191 123 103 25 1 1 293 248 22 111 0 8 1
1951 BOS N 39 36 22 14 2.98 164 111 103 26 7 0 310.2 278 20 109 0 7 1
1952 BOS N 40 35 14 19 2.98 183 109 96 19 5 3 290 263 19 73 0 5 6
1953 MIL N 35 32 23 7 2.10 148 75 62 24 5 3 265.2 211 14 70 0 3 1
1954 MIL N 39 34 21 12 3.14 136 107 99 23 1 3 283.1 262 24 86 8 3 1
1955 MIL N 39 32 17 14 3.26 110 99 89 16 1 1 245.2 249 25 65 4 4 2
1956 MIL N 39 35 20 11 2.78 128 92 87 20 3 3 281.1 249 25 52 12 7 3
1957 MIL N 39 35 21 11 2.69 111 94 81 18 4 3 271 241 23 78 4 2 2
1958 MIL N 38 36 22 11 3.07 150 106 99 23 2 1 290 257 29 76 7 2 2
1959 MIL N 40 36 21 15 2.96 143 106 96 21 4 0 292 282 21 70 9 2 1
1960 MIL N 40 33 21 10 3.50 154 114 104 18 4 2 267.2 254 24 74 9 1 4
1961 MIL N 38 34 21 13 3.02 115 96 88 21 4 0 262.2 236 24 64 1 4 4
1962 MIL N 34 34 18 14 3.04 118 97 91 22 0 0 269.1 248 25 55 4 4 3
1963 MIL N 33 33 23 7 2.60 102 85 75 22 7 0 259.2 241 23 49 4 4 0
1964 MIL N 38 25 6 13 5.29 78 110 102 4 1 4 173.2 204 23 52 4 6 2
1965 SF N 16 11 3 4 3.39 34 34 27 3 0 0 71.2 70 8 21 1 1 1
1965 NY N 20 19 4 12 4.36 56 70 61 5 0 0 126 140 18 35 1 1 2
1965 TOT N 36 30 7 16 4.01 90 104 88 8 0 0 197.2 210 26 56 2 2 3
Total 750 665 363 245 3.09 2583 2016 1798 382 63 29 5243.2 4830 434 1434 68 81 42

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1942 BOS N P 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1946 BOS N P 24 0 0 2 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1947 BOS N P 40 0 0 5 48 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1948 BOS N P 36 0 0 4 52 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1949 BOS N P 38 0 0 14 41 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1950 BOS N P 41 0 0 9 55 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1951 BOS N P 39 0 0 7 50 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1952 BOS N P 40 0 0 18 56 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 .937
1953 MIL N P 35 0 0 12 53 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1954 MIL N P 39 34 283.1 12 57 4 4 0 2 3 1 6 .945
1955 MIL N P 39 0 0 13 44 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1956 MIL N P 39 0 0 16 41 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1957 MIL N P 39 35 271 18 47 0 4 0 0 5 5 3 1.000
1958 MIL N P 38 36 290 11 67 2 7 0 1 1 6 3 .975
1959 MIL N P 40 36 292 14 45 3 4 0 1 1 2 1 .952
1960 MIL N P 40 33 267.2 14 59 3 7 0 2 3 2 4 .961
1961 MIL N P 38 34 262.2 16 63 2 7 0 1 2 4 3 .975
1962 MIL N P 34 34 269.1 13 55 1 5 0 2 4 3 5 .986
1963 MIL N P 33 33 259.2 11 71 3 8 0 0 4 2 2 .965
1964 MIL N P 38 25 173.2 4 36 6 2 0 1 1 7 2 .870
1965 SF N P 16 11 71.2 4 16 1 1 0 2 3 1 2 .952
1965 NY N P 20 19 126 4 25 1 1 0 0 6 2 2 .967
1965 TOT N P 36 30 197.2 8 41 2 2 0 2 9 3 4 .961
Total P 750 330 2567 222 999 58 82 0 12 33 35 33 .955

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1942 BOS N 4 6 1 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1946 BOS N 24 43 3 7 0 4 .163 .200 .186 1 0 1 14 1 2 0 0 1
1947 BOS N 41 98 6 16 0 6 .163 .212 .204 2 1 6 29 0 8 0 0 0
1948 BOS N 36 90 10 15 1 7 .167 .219 .233 3 0 6 24 0 7 0 0 2
1949 BOS N 40 111 11 18 2 10 .162 .191 .216 0 0 4 27 0 5 1 0 1
1950 BOS N 41 106 7 23 1 13 .217 .265 .245 0 0 6 33 1 5 1 0 1
1951 BOS N 42 116 8 22 1 18 .190 .230 .284 6 1 6 27 0 4 0 0 0
1952 BOS N 52 112 10 18 2 9 .161 .190 .250 2 1 4 23 0 2 1 0 0
1953 MIL N 38 105 6 23 2 12 .219 .226 .324 5 0 1 22 0 5 0 0 1
1954 MIL N 41 101 4 21 1 10 .208 .266 .297 6 0 7 17 1 3 0 0 2
1955 MIL N 40 81 7 17 4 14 .210 .247 .395 1 1 4 20 0 3 0 0 1
1956 MIL N 39 105 8 22 3 10 .210 .239 .324 3 0 4 32 0 2 1 0 3
1957 MIL N 39 94 3 13 2 8 .138 .170 .245 2 1 4 25 0 3 0 0 3
1958 MIL N 41 108 10 36 2 15 .333 .381 .463 6 1 7 24 2 4 0 0 0
1959 MIL N 40 104 11 24 2 8 .231 .243 .298 1 0 3 28 0 1 0 0 2
1960 MIL N 40 95 10 14 3 7 .147 .186 .263 2 0 5 26 0 2 0 0 3
1961 MIL N 39 94 13 21 4 15 .223 .279 .426 7 0 7 33 1 2 0 0 1
1962 MIL N 36 98 3 18 2 9 .184 .223 .276 3 0 5 30 0 3 0 0 1
1963 MIL N 33 90 7 16 2 6 .178 .219 .289 4 0 5 24 0 4 0 0 0
1964 MIL N 39 59 2 11 1 5 .186 .183 .271 2 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 1
1965 SF N 16 21 1 3 0 1 .143 .208 .143 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0
1965 NY N 21 35 0 4 0 2 .114 .279 .143 1 0 7 12 1 2 0 0 0
1965 TOT N 37 56 1 7 0 3 .125 .254 .143 1 0 9 17 1 2 0 0 0
Total 782 1872 141 363 35 189 .194 .234 .287 57 6 94 487 7 68 4 0 23

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Boston Bees (1940).
  • Sold by Milwaukee Braves to New York Mets (November 23, 1964).
  • Released by New York Mets (July 22, 1965).
  • Signed by San Francisco Giants (July 22, 1965).
  • Released by San Francisco Giants (October 15, 1965).

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