Giles, Warren

Warren Crandall Giles
Born: May 28, 1896, Tiskilwa, Illinois
Died: February 7, 1979, Cincinnati, Ohio
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1979

When Warren Giles was elected president of the Moline (Illinois) club in the Three-I League in 1919, he began a 50-year career in baseball that saw him ascend all the way to the presidency of the National League. Giles also ran the Cincinnati Reds from 1937 to 1951, a tenure that included pennants in 1939 and 1940. During his 18-year reign as chief of the National League, he presided over several historic events, including the birth of expansion baseball, several franchise moves, and the construction of numerous new stadiums.

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that Warren Giles served as an infantry officer in France during World War I?
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