On April 11, 1963, At County Stadium, 26,000 fans witnessed, Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves becomes the all-time winningest left-hander in major league history. Spahn’s 6-1 victory over the New York Mets gives him 328 career wins, moving him ahead of Eddie Plank on the all-time list. Fellow future Hall of Famer Hank Aaron homered, and drove in 3 runs.

Spahn scatter 5 hitts while going the distance and except for Duke Snider’s home run, no Mets get past second base.

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Milwaukee Braves 6, New York Mets 1

 

Game Played on Thursday, April 11, 1963 (D) at County Stadium

NY  N    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
MIL N    0  0  2    0  3  0    1  0  x  -   6 11  0

BOX+PBP
WP: Spahn (1-0)
LP: Hook (0-1)
HR: Snider (1), H. Aaron (1)

Play by Play

 

METS 1ST: Burright singled to left; Neal grounded out (second to
first) [Burright to second]; Cook was called out on strikes;
Thomas flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0,
Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Cline lined to left; Bolling popped to first; H.
Aaron lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Braves 0.

METS 2ND: Snider homered; Throneberry struck out; Sherry singled
to second; Moran lined into a double play (second to first)
[Sherry out at first]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Mathews flied out to center; Larker walked; Jones
flied out to left [Larker to second]; Torre was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 0.

METS 3RD: Hook grounded out (pitcher to first); Burright was
called out on strikes; Neal singled to left; Cook flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 0.

BRAVES 3RD: McMillan grounded out (pitcher to first); Spahn
struck out; Cline singled to pitcher; Bolling tripled to right
[Cline scored]; Hook threw a wild pitch [Bolling scored]; H.
Aaron grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 1, Braves 2.

METS 4TH: Thomas grounded out (shortstop to first); Snider
grounded out (pitcher to first); Throneberry grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Mathews popped to catcher in foul territory; Larker
grounded out (pitcher to first); Jones flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 2.

METS 5TH: Sherry grounded out (third to first); Moran flied out
to right; Hook singled to center; Burright grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 2.

BRAVES 5TH: Torre doubled to right; McMillan singled to
shortstop [Torre stayed at second]; Spahn struck out; Cline
doubled to right [Torre scored, McMillan to third]; Bolling
struck out; H. Aaron singled to left [McMillan scored, Cline
scored]; Mathews walked [H. Aaron to second]; Larker flied out
to center; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 5.

METS 6TH: T. AARON REPLACED LARKER (PLAYING 1B); Neal grounded
out (third to first); Cook was called out on strikes; Thomas
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets
1, Braves 5.

BRAVES 6TH: Jones grounded out (second to first); Torre singled
to center; McMillan singled to left [Torre to second]; Spahn
flied out to right [Torre to third]; Cline flied out to center;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 5.

METS 7TH: Snider popped to second; Throneberry popped to second;
Sherry grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Mets 1, Braves 5.

BRAVES 7TH: ROWE REPLACED HOOK (PITCHING); Bolling grounded out
(third to first); H. Aaron homered; Mathews singled to right; T.
Aaron grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Mathews out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 6.

METS 8TH: Moran grounded out (shortstop to first); KANEHL BATTED
FOR ROWE; Kanehl flied out to center; Burright struck out
(catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 6.

BRAVES 8TH: WILLEY REPLACED KANEHL (PITCHING); Jones walked;
Jones was out trying to advance to second (catcher to second);
Torre flied out to left; McMillan singled to center; Spahn
walked [McMillan to second]; Cline forced Spahn (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 1, Braves 6.

METS 9TH: Neal made an out to second; Cook singled to center;
Thomas grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Cook out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 1,
Braves 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             1   6   0    3
 Braves           6  11   0    7