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'People were crazy about him'

Updated: November 25, 2003, 9:48 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- More than a decade before the Milwaukee Brewers came to town, the World Series champion Braves were the pride of the city and Warren Spahn was its favorite star.

Spahn, who died Monday at his Broken Arrow, Okla., home at the age of 82, spent 12 seasons pitching for the Braves during the team's glory years in the 1950s.

"He was the most popular guy here," said Lou Chapman, who covered the Braves for the Milwaukee Sentinel. "He was a little cocky but people were ...

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