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Harold Burton Warstler
Birth: Sep. 13, 1903
North Canton
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 31, 1964
North Canton
Stark County
Ohio, USA

Professional Baseball Player. Nicknamed "Rabbit", he played Major League Baseball for 11 seasons. He was a middle infielder, playing both shortstop and second base, and made his debut on July 24, 1930 with the Boston Red Sox when he was 26 years old. He was known as a slick fielder, with a .951 career fielding percentage, but did not bat very well, although he had memorable moments at the plate. He hit the second of back-to-back homeruns to start a game in 1936, the first time the feat was accomplished in the 20th century. He finished second in his league in sacrifice hits four years in a row. After four years with the Red Sox, he was involved in a trade to the Philadelphia Athletics that brought Lefty Grove to Boston. He also played for the Boston Braves and the Chicago Cubs. He helped to field an assisted triple play, a baseball rarity, with the Braves against the Cubs in 1937. Rabbit toured Japan in 1934 with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx on a team called the "American All-Stars". His baseball career ended when he was released by the Cubs a couple of days before the season opened in 1941. He played in a total of 1,205 games, had over 4,000 plate appearances, scored 431 runs, stole 42 bases, and recorded a .229 lifetime batting average. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Grace S Warstler (1904 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  John Edward Warstler (1925 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Canton Cemetery
North Canton
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 67, Space 1
 
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Originally Created by: K Guy
Record added: Apr 01, 2007
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