HOVG REWIND: April 23, 2016

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY courtesy of National Pastime 1921 – Warren Spahn is born in Buffalo, New York. The future Hall of Fame southpaw, a mainstay with the Braves in the 1950’s, is named after Warren Harding, a right-hander who was just recently sworn in as the president of the United States. 1954 – At Busch Stadium, Hank Aaron hits the first of his 755 career home runs...
Via Hall of Very Good
13 days ago  |  Discuss

CC passes Spahn for 25th with 2,584th K

Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia recorded the 2,584th strikeout of his career to end the third inning on Friday night against the Rays, passing Hall of Fame left-hander Warren Spahn to claim sole possession of 25th place on the all-time list.
13 days ago

CC ties Spahn for 25th with 2,583rd strikeout

Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia recorded the 2,583rd strikeout of his career in the second inning on Friday night against the Rays, tying Hall of Fame left-hander Warren Spahn for 25th place on the all-time list.
14 days ago

Colon breaks mark held by Cy Young, Warren Spahn as Mets roll

  Bartolo Colon is hardly feeling his age these days, particularly after pitching so many consecutive scoreless innings. "I'm really proud and surprised myself because I didn't know, at this stage of my career, that I could still do that kind of stuff," he said. "So I'm really proud, but more than that, I'm helping the team." Colon's scoreless streak ended at 31 innings while he...
Via Associated Press
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Check out this huge GIF gallery showing classic baseball swings and windups

Well this should get you ready for the Major League Baseball's fast approaching Opening Day: a collection of 61 GIFs showing the mechanics of mostly Hall of Fame players including Cy Young, Christy Mathewson, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Warren Spahn and many more. Reddit user OleMissCub prepared the gallery which you can check out here. When's the last time you checked out Luis Tiant...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1966 Warren Spahn

1966 TOPPS CHECKLIST WARREN SPAHN The ghost of Warren Spahn haunts the 1966 Topps set. Spahn appeared on a 1965 card as a Mets pitcher/coach, head balding and face well lined. He was 44 at the time, and had by then won 356 games, thrown 5,046 innings, and given three prime years of his life to service in World War II. Spahn went 4-12 with a 4.36 ERA for the Mets that year, the high...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Spahn and Sain, and pray for rain !

The Yankees are trying, already, to drive on fumes.Derek and Roberts need rest and the rain gods gave them another day.  Even Solarte looks a little beaten down, and could do with a game off.  He got it.The bullpen is stretched so thin you can see holes in the cheese.  Robertson needs weeks of rest ( we all know how those groin injuries plague one ) but a Cubs game put off until...
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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