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Warren Spahn

(Photo by Jeremy Dawson ©)

Subject(s): Warren Spahn
Sport: Baseball

Location: Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park, Cobb County, GA (From 2003-2017 sited at Turner Field. Statue is one of three casts; others are at Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma and Hartshorne School, Oklahoma)
Unveiled: 12/8/2003
Sculptor: Shan Gray
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth: WARREN SPAHN

Plaque 1: 21. WARREN SPAHN. BOSTON BRAVES. 1942, 1946-62. MILWAUKEE BRAVES 1953-64. Sculptor: Shaun Gray. Dedicated: August 12, 2003. Winningest left-hander in major league history with 363 victories, fifth on the all-time list. Set the record despite missing close to four seasons while serving his country in World War II, earning a Purple Heart. Won Cy Young Award and World Series with Milwaukee in 1957. Selected to 14 All-Star teams and holds the National League record with 20 or more wins in 13 seasons. Led the NL in victories (8 times), complete games (9 times) and strikeouts four straight years (1949-52). Threw two no-hitters at ages 39 and 40 and won a career-high 23 games at age 42. Ranks sixth all-time with 63 shutouts and eighth with 5,243.2 IP, and led the NL in both categories four times. Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973 and Braves Hall of Fame in 1999.

Plaque 2: Warren Spahn Statue Contributors. Hall of Fame Club. Bill Bartholomay Foundation. 300 Win Club. Jane Forbes Clark. Philip, Nathaniel & Ben Haberkorn. Elton John. Randy Johnson. Kevin M. Keating. Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner Bud Seretean. Cy Young Club. Steve Andersen. Atlanta Braves Foundation. Bank of America Foundation. Carmen & Yogi Berra. Tilt Brown. Gary & Lane Caruso. Coca-Cola North America. Bobby Cox. Disabled American Veterans. Bob Doerr. Jack Galardi. Tom Glavine. Richard Hendricks. Lois & Ernie Johnson. Chipper Jones. Robin & Dave Klug Family. Jack Krasula. Dan Krueckeberg. Greg Maddux. The Eddie Mathews Family. Tom & Phyllis Millin. Michael E. Mills. Stan Musial. Nancy & Phil Niekro. Oklahoma Sports Museum. Scott & Jenny Quakenbush. Jon H. Roberts. Nolan Ryan. Red Schoendienst. Ronald, Lisa, Scott & Mark Selby. Sarah Shils & Bret Kovacs. The Sillerman Family. Janet Marie Smith. John Smoltz. Sports Illustrated. Esther N. Stadler. Virgil & Ann Stadler. Sidney W. Stolz. Joe Torre. Ted Turner. Major League Baseball Players Alumni Assoc. - Atlanta Chapter.

Links: Sculptor Project

(Photo by Jeremy Dawson ©)

(Photo by Jeremy Dawson ©)

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