Few measure up to Spahn

Warren Spahn didn't have the best single season ever. But it's hard to top his entire career.

Originally Published: November 24, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

My editors have asked me to "put the career of Warren Spahn" -- who died on Nov. 24 -- "into context."

I'll do that ... and then I'll spend some time on the interesting stuff.

Spahn won 363 games. That's impressive.

Those 363 wins place him fifth on the all-time list. That's impressive, too.

Context? Exactly zero major-league pitchers with more wins than Warren Spahn recorded one of those wins after 1930. Which is to say, Spahn is the biggest winner over the last ...

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