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My All-Time Baseball Team

Starting Pitcher: Warren Spahn

1942-1965, primarily for the Boston/Milwaukee Braves

363 career victories (most by a lefthanded pitcher and sixth all time)

Career victories is most by any pitcher whose career was beyond the 1920 live ball era

3.09 career earned run average (ERA)

2,583 career strikeouts

Pitched 382 lifetime complete games

63 career shutouts is sixth most all time and most by anyone from the live ball era

World Series champion in 1957

17-time National League All-Star

8-time NL win leader

3-time NL ERA leader

4-time NL strikeout leader

Pitched 2 career no-hitters

Major league Cy Young Award winner in 1957 (given to one pitcher, not separated by American League and National League, as it is today)

Inducted into Baseball hall of Fame in 1973

Warren Spahn Award is named for best lefthanded pitcher

Named to Major League Baseball’s all-century team in 1999

Ranked number 21 in The Sporting News’ list of Baseball’s Greatest Players

C: Yogi Berra

1B: Lou Gehrig

2B: Rogers Hornsby

SS: Honus Wagner

3B: Mike Schmidt

LF: Ted Williams

CF: Willie Mays

RF: Babe Ruth

SP: Walter Johnson

SP: Christy Mathewson

SP: Warren Spahn