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Today In Brewer History: Warren Spahn The Ageless Wonder

On this day in 1960 the Milwaukee Braves beat the Phillies 4-0 behind a performance for the ages by starting pitcher Warren Spahn. He went 1-for-3 in the game and scored a run while also pitching a complete game no-hitter. He walked two and struck out 15 in the game.

The win was Spahn's 20th of the season and the 287th of his major league career. It was the first no-hitter of his career, and at the time he was the second oldest pitcher ever to throw one:

Pitcher Team Date Age
Sal Maglie Dodgers September 25, 1956 39 years, 152 days
Warren Spahn Braves September 16. 1960 39 years, 146 days
Bob Keegan White Sox August 20, 1957 (second game) 37 years, 16 days
Hoyt Wilhelm Orioles September 20, 1958 36 years, 56 days
Virgil Trucks Tigers August 25, 1952 35 years, 121 days

Spahn would later move to the top of this list when he threw his second no-hitter the following April. He held that record for 29 years before Nolan Ryan broke it in 1990.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:

  • 1998 Brewer Bronswell Patrick, who turns 42.
  • Hall of Famer and 1974-93 Brewer Robin Yount, who turns 57. We covered his birthday in this space last year.
  • 1973-76 Brewer Ed Sprague, who turns 67.