Monday, October 20, 2014

The Negro League baseball history fact for today - Ciscero Warren

Born on October 20, 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland, Ciscero Thomas Warren was one of the last battery mates for Josh Gibson.  The 5’9”, 155 left handed Warren was a relief pitcher for the Homestead Grays in 1946 and 1947.  The 1946 season was the last for Gibson, the Grays Hall of Fame catcher, who died in January of 1947.  The last year of Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder James “Cool Papa” Bell’s career was also 1946 with the Grays.  Warren’s 1947 Grays’ teammates included Luke Easter and Bob Thurman who both went on to play in the Major Leagues during the 1950s.

In 1948, Warren played his last season in Negro League baseball with the Memphis Red Sox. 

What Memphis Red Sox teammate of Ciscero Warren went on to hit .293 in a nine year Major League career?

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