June 25, 1990 -- Warren Spahn was one of the greatest athletes in Buffalo's sports history. How appropriate it was, then, for him to bookend his career with a performance in his home town.
Spahn, who won an amazing 363 games in major league baseball, pitched National Old Timers baseball classic on this day. Fittingly, the Bufflao native was the winning pitcher in a 3-0 victory by the National League.
Lou Brock supplied all the offense that was needed when he led off the game with a triple off Bob Feller. Brock then came in to score when Enos Slaughter grounded out against Early Wynn.
The National League team added two more runs in the second on singles by Don Kessinger and Don Blasingame followed by a double to Charlie Neal and a bounce out by Andy Pafko.
Sandy Koufax started the game and pitched to one batter, and got an out. Then Spahn came on in relief, and earned the win.
It was the last time Spahn ever took the mound in "competition." More than 17,000 fans in Pilot Field got to see it.
--- Budd Bailey