Warren Spahn’s funeral held Saturday

Sunday, November 30th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Warren Spahn's fans and former teammates fondly recalled his trademark high kick Saturday. But they credited smarts for making him baseball's winningest left-handed pitcher.

Hank Aaron, Lew Burdette and Commissioner Bud Selig were among the 200 people to pay their respects to the Hall of Fame player. Spahn died on last Monday at his Broken Arrow home at age 82.

Spahn led the dominant Milwaukee Braves teams of the late 1950s. He had 363 wins and won 20 games 13 times, tying Christy Matthewson for the most in National League history. He pitched professionally for 24 seasons in a career broken up by three years of service in World War II.

He helped pitch the Braves to a 1957 World Series championship and National League pennants in 1948 and 1958.