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 Carlton William East

Carlton William East

Birth
Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Death 15 Jan 1953 (aged 58)
Whitesburg, Carroll County, Georgia, USA
Burial Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 17303103 · View Source
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Carl East - former major league baseball player and minor league baseball star. He was president of the Georgia-Alabama League in 1946. Broke into baseball in 1912 with Lindale, Ga team which was managed by a woman, Lillian Duke who may be the only woman to manage in professional baseball. He is 4th on all time highest batting average in minor leagues. Played 1912-1917, WWI service in 1918, Sioux City in 1919, Wichita in 1920, 21 and 22. Minneapolis Millers in 1923, Washington Senators in 1924 (Major Leagues).04-28-1924- Traded by Minneapolis (American Association) (with Clarence Fisher) to Washington Senators for Clarence Fisher. Played independent ball in the Mid-West league 1924-1928. Birmingham in 1928, Chattanooga 1929 and wound up his playing career in Anniston of the GA-AL league in 1930 with .433 batting average, following start as manager in Carrollton in 1930 (he moved to Anniston in July 1930). He was awarded the Silver Bat. The trophy was awarded to the Minor League batting champions from 1934 to 1948.

Passed away at age 58 on Jan 15, 1953. He was survived by one daughter, Buelah East Tornquist, three sisters, one brother and one grandson.

Complete Career Timeline:
Year Team Position
1912 Rome Romans Pitcher
1913 Rome Romans Pitcher/Outfielder
1914 Montgomery Rebels Pitcher/Outfielder
Thomasville Hornets Pitcher/Outfielder
1915 St. Louis Browns Pitcher
1916 Lincoln Tigers Pitcher
Lincoln Links Pitcher/Outfielder
1917 Lincoln Links Pitcher/Outfielder
1918 U.S. Army
1919 Sioux City Indians Pitcher/Outfielder
1920 Wichita Jobbers Pitcher/Outfielder
1921 Wichita Witches Outfielder
1922 Wichita Witches Outfielder
1923 Minneapolis Millers Outfielder
1924 Washington Senators Outfielder
1928 Minneapolis Millers Outfielder
1929 Chattanooga Looks Outs Outfielder
1930 Anniston Nobles Outfielder
1931 Spartanburg Spartans Outfielder
1946 President of the GA-AL Minor League


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  • Created by: DFEast
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17303103
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carlton William East (27 Aug 1894–15 Jan 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17303103, citing Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by DFEast (contributor 46858208) .