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Warren Spahn


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​​Warren Spahn pitched a few games in 1942 before missing the 1943, 1944 & 1945 seasons to Military Service, then pitching the next 20 years in the National League, most of them with the Boston/Milwaukee Braves.  He had 363 wins (6th all-time) and a 3.09 earned run average.  He had 382 complete games (21st all-time) in 665 starts (14th all-time), 5243 innings (8th all-time), and 2583 strikeouts. 

Spahn had 17 consecutive seasons with more than 245 innings, including two years over 300 innings.  He won 20 games or more 13 different times (including 6 years in a row from 1956-1961.  He lead the league in complete games 9 times.

Spahn was voted NL Pitcher of the year 4 times, and he made the All-Star team 17 times.  He also won 4 games in 8 World Series appearances (with 3 complete games in 6 starts) totally 56 innings.  He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.