On August 11, 1961, 1n front of 40,000+ fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee, Braves lefty Warren Spahn scatters six hits to beat the Cubs, 2-1, for his 300th victory. Spahn becomes the 13th major leaguer to win 300 games. The 40 year-old southpaw, will finish his career with 363 wins, the most of any left-hander in the history of the game, is the thirteenth major league hurler to reach the milestone.

Spahn a great hitting pitcher, had driven in the only run for Milwaukee through 7 innings as the game was tied 1-1, until Gino Cimoli took Jack Curtis deep in the bottom of the 8th. Spahn will survie an error in the top of 9th to seal the 2-1 win over the Cubs,

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