Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/24/12
        On this date in 2003, Hall of Fame LHP Warren Spahn passed away at age 82. His 363 wins ranks 6th all time in baseball history and trail only Christy Mathewson among left handed pitchers. While it is hard to knock what Mathewson accomplished, he did it in the complete dead ball era, netting most of his wins from 1901-1914. Spahn set a standard that has been hard to duplicate, winning 20 or more games 13 times (same as Mathewson). It is fair to say Spahn had tougher competition.       Deservedly so, Bob Feller and Ted Williams are applauded for risking their lives and playing careers to serve their country. Spahn gave up three seasons (1943-1945) to serve this country in World War II. It is safe to say, he could have become just the third pitcher to win 400 games for his career had he pitched those three seasons in the big leagues.      Spahn led the NL in wins 8 times, ERA 3 times, complete games  9 times, shutouts 4 times, innings pitched 4 times, strikeouts 4 times and ...
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