“The greatest game ever pitched” (Milwaukee Braves vs. San Francisco Giants, 1963) was an event that may best describe the baseball story of Warren Spahn. For in that game, playing for the Braves, he displayed the strength and the stamina that earned him the title of the greatest major league left-handed pitcher of all time.
Warren’s 363 wins on the baseball field made him the all-time winningest left-handed hurler in the game and in 1973 he was admitted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He wasn’t just a sports hero, though—he was also a hero on the battlefields of World War II. Warren’s bravery was honored with a Purple Heart for a shrapnel wound and a battlefield commission.
Warren managed the Tulsa Oilers baseball team for five seasons, winning the Pacific Coast League Championship in 1968.
He also owned and ran the Diamond Star Ranch south of Hartshorne, Oklahoma, before retiring to live on the Indian Springs Golf Course in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
He was eighty-two when he died at this home on November 24, 2003
Interview with Warren Spahn
Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Date Created: August 7, 2014
Date Published: March 29, 2017
Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.
Tags: Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Joe Torre, Willie Mays, Pee Wee Reese, Casey Stengel, Johnny Sain, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Yogi Berra, Tulsa Oilers, baseball, Milwuakee Braves, New York Mets, Diamond Star Ranch, Greg Spahn