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Hall of Famer Warren Spahn, the winningest left-handed pitcher of all time, was not only a dominant pitcher, but an overall solid player with his bat and fielding his position. Spahn was the anchor of the Boston/Milwaukee Braves' pitching staff for two decades, leading the National League in wins seven times and winning 20 games 13 times – a total he shares with Christy Mathewson and only exceeded by Cy Young. Spahn led the NL in strikeouts four seasons in a row from 1949-52 and pitched two no-hitters along the way.

By 1957, Spahn was 36-years-old, but that didn’t stop the lefty from leading Milwaukee Braves to the pennant with a 21-11 record and a 2.69 ERA. It also began a string of five consecutive seasons leading the NL in wins with at least 21 in each of those seasons. He won his only Cy Young award in 1957 after years of being in the running and during the 1957 World Series, he was the winning pitcher in Game 4, coming in relief as the Braves beat the powerful Yankees in seven games.

Presented here are a pair of game used road Milwaukee Braves flannel game pants and a pair of navy stirrups – all worn by the great Warren Spahn. The gray flannel pants have a size 34 waist with a pro-model two flap pockets on the back with buttons still intact. The Braves’ ornate navy/red/navy braid trim is sewn down the outsides of the legs, around the pocket flaps and around the belt loops. The waistband and crotch were lined with white linen for player comfort and the ends of the legs were tailored for diameter having not been fitted with elastic. The front has a silver Talon brand zipper on the fly and is original with a single button closure hidden inside the waist. An ivory colord Wilson size 34 tag is sewn on inside waist lining, along with an accompanying wash tag. There are two white felt rectangle patches sewn on the inside of the pants below the waistband in the center back that has embroidered in red “Spahn” on one and “1957” on the other. These pants display solid game use with wear patters characteristic of a pitcher including ground in dirt above the knees on both leg where the player would place his hands and the ball while preparing to pitch, plus a lack of heavy wear in the legs and sides due to a lack of sliding as would be seen in a position player. There are no holes or team repairs, only a slight thinning of the fabric in the bottom of the seat.

Also include are a pair of navy wool stirrups. These stirrups have a thick red stripe, bordered by navy and white stripes giving them a classic look. The elastic remains in place at the tops and are in good condition. There are some pulls and a couple of small holes in each stirrup. These items come with a LOA from noted baseball game used jersey expert William Henderson (21-0620J01), who notes in his letter that these items were sourced from noted athlete player business manager Bob Case, who received these items directly from Spahn. Case represented Spahn in a business/personal capacity for many years. According to Case, at the end of the 1957 season in which the Braves won the World Series, the Braves were given entire road uniforms to keep, which was an unusual gesture for a team as frugal as the Braves.

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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,200.00
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Monday, October 25, 2021.
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