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Warren Crandall Giles (28 May 1896 - 7 February 1979) was an American executive in Major League Baseball. May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Smashing Pumpkins song, see 1979 (song). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Giles served as an infantry officer in France during World War I. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Franz...


Giles was elected president of the Moline, Illinois baseball club in the Three-I League in 1919 and began a 50-year career in baseball that saw him rise all the way to the presidency of the National League. Giles also served as team president of the Cincinnati Reds from 1937 to 1951, a tenure that included pennants in 1939 and 1940. Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... The Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League was a Minor League Baseball organization that operated for the better part of 60 years, mostly in those three states. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ...


During his 18-year reign as chief of the National League (1951 to 1969), he presided over several historic events, including the birth of expansion baseball, several franchise moves — most notably, the opening of the West Coast territory by the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in 1958 — and the construction of numerous new stadiums. Giles' presidency also saw the NL widen its advantage over the American League in the signing of African-American and Latin American players, resulting in a dominance of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In clubhouse meetings before the midsummer classic, Giles famously would exhort the NL players to uphold their league's honor, and he lobbied against the trade of NL superstars to the Junior Circuit to preserve the NL's hegemony. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,4,11,24,27,30,36,44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Troy Union Cities / Trojans (1879-1882) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... An African American (also Afro-American or Black American) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classicis an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years...


He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1979, shortly after his death in Cincinnati at age 82. Giles is interred in Riverside Cemetery in Moline, Illinois. The National League Championship Series Trophy is named in his honor. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The following are the events of the year 1979 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ...


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Preceded by
Larry MacPhail
Cincinnati Reds General Manager
19371951
Succeeded by
Gabe Paul
Preceded by
Ford Frick
National League president
1951–1969
Succeeded by
Chub Feeney

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Warren Giles at AllExperts (243 words)
Giles served as an infantry officer in France during World War I.
Giles was elected president of the Moline, Illinois baseball club in the Three-I League in 1919 and began a 50-year career in baseball that saw him rise all the way to the presidency of the National League.
Giles is interred in Riverside Cemetery in Moline, Illinois.
Long v. Giles, 123 NC App 150 (95-591) 07/02/1996 (769 words)
Giles was involved in an automobile collision in which he was killed and both plaintiffs were severely injured.
Giles was acting within the scope of his employment at the time of the accident.
Giles was not dismissed as defendant, and no final judgment has been entered as to her.
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