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warren spahn aka meat nose
« on: November 17, 2020, 10:49:52 AM »
With a 5-4 record, 62 strikeouts in 66 innings, and a 2.83 ERA in his brief stay, however, Spahn had showed promise. He recovered by the next season, only to run into more bad luck. In a 1941 appearance at spring training in San Antonio with the Braves, he suffered a broken and permanently disfigured nose courtesy of a teammate’s errant throw. He also got some nicknames he didn’t appreciate: Hooks and The Great Profile. Even his father called him Meatnose.

“When Dad’s nose was broken, John Berardino’s nose was also broken the same day,” Spahn’s son, Greg, recalls. “They sent John to a specialist to have it fixed. They called Dad in and told him, ‘Warren, we will send you to a specialist to have your nose fixed, but most people that have that done end up with sinus problems and you’re not a very good-looking guy.’ The ballclub didn’t want to spend the money on Dad’s nose. John Berardino being an actor, that was a different story.”
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Re: warren spahn aka meat nose
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 09:54:38 AM »
On this day (11/24) in 2003:
Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn passes away at the age of 82.
One of the greatest pitchers in MLB history, he spent almost his entire career with the Boston/Milwaukee Braves. He was a 13X 20-game winner, led the NL in wins 8X, strikeouts 4X, and ERA 3X. He also won the Cy Young Award in 1957, was an All-Star in 14 seasons, pitched 2 no-hitters, and was a key member of the 1957 World Series champion Milwaukee Braves.
Spahn served in the Army in World War II, seeing action in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Purple Heart.
In his 21-year career (1942, 1946-1965), Warren had 363 wins (6th all-time), 2583 strikeouts, 63 shutouts, & 3.09 ERA. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973 (82.8% on the 1st ballot).
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Re: warren spahn aka meat nose
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 11:11:32 AM »
"Spahn and Sain and pray for rain."