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Today in Baseball History
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1973 Long time Brave Warren Spahn is elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Warren Spahn had 13 20-win seasons including a string of six consecutive (1956-1961) and his 363 career wins are most ever by a lefty.
1939 Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler, and George Sisler are all elected to the Hall of Fame. Eddie Collins split his brillant career almost evenly between the Philadelphia A’s (13 years) and the Chicago White Sox (12 years). Eddie Collins won the 1914 MVP and led the league in runs scored three times and stolen bases four times. Willie Keeler played half his career in the 19th century and the other half in the 20th. His career batting average of .341 is is tied for 12th all-time and he hit as high as .424 in 1897. George Sisler was one of the best hitters during his 15 yeras in the game. His 257 hits during the 1920 season was the single season record for over 80 years until Ichiro broke it. Sisler twice eclipsed the .400 mark.