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Braves Thump Phillies, 8-1, as Spahn Notches 320th Career Win

Aug. 5, 1962 - Warren Spahn scored the 320th victory of his major league career today in pitching the Milwaukee Braves to an 8-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Joe Adcock drove in five runs with two homers. The 41-year-old Spahn’s 11th triumph of the season came on a 6-hit performance. A passed ball by Del Crandall in the fifth gave Philadelphia its only run. Spahn needs just seven more victories to surpass Eddie Plank as the leading left-hander in major league history. Adcock’s first-inning homer drove in three. His second homer, a two-run inside-the-park drive in the seventh, was his 22nd of the season. John Callison, the Phils’ right fielder, was injured going after Adcock’s second homer, which hit the right-field fence just about the time Callison ran into it. Adcock circled the bases while the Phillies ignored the ball to help the injured player. Callison suffered facial cuts and a bruised knee and left the game.


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