Carlson: How Warren Spahn came to make his home in Oklahoma

From Jenni Carlson at The Oklahoman on January 14, 2015:

Warren Spahn was born and bred in Buffalo, N.Y., then played baseball in Boston, Milwaukee, New York and San Francisco.

But he made his home in Oklahoma.

The story goes that the lanky leftie settled near Hartshorne because his wife was from Oklahoma — and that’s true.

But that’s not the whole story. The rest of the tale includes a random reunion with a childhood chum, a couple of gal pals from Tulsa and a bit of sage advice from one of those women.

To understand why the Spahn Award will be given out here Wednesday night, you must know how Warren and Red came to meet LoRene and Brooksie.

It was a night that changed all of their lives.

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Originally published: January 14, 2015. Last Updated: January 14, 2015.