Warren Giles

Warren Giles

About Warren Giles

Warren Crandall Giles (May 28, 1896 February 7, 1979) was a National League executive in Major League Baseball. 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 rose to prominence as the president and business manager of the Rochester Red Wings of the International League, one of the top farm teams in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, from 1928 through 1936. He then served as general manager and team president of the Cincinnati Reds from 1937 to 1951, a tenure that included pennants in 1939 and 1940, and a World Series championship in 1940.

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