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 Lonnie Warneke

Lonnie Warneke

Birth
Mount Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
Death 23 Jun 1976 (aged 67)
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Mount Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 3627 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. Born in Mount Ida, Arkansas, he was nicknamed the Arkansas Hummingbird, was a right handed pitcher making his debut on April 18, 1930 for the Chicago Cubs. For fifteen seasons, he played with the (1930-36, 1942-43, 1945) and St. Louis Cardinals (1937-42). Warneke pitched for the National League in the first All-Star Game in 1933, also hitting the first triple and scoring the first National League run in All-Star game history. He appeared in a total five All-Star Games, as well pitching in two World Series for the Chicago Cubs 1932 and 1935, with a record of 2 wins, 1 loss and a 2.63 earned average. He also pitched back to back one-hitters for the Chicago Cubs in the 1934 season and a no-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1941. As one of the most dominating pitchers of his era, he ended his career with a record of 192 wins, 121 loss, 192 complete games, 30 shutouts, 13 saves, 1140 strikeouts and a 3.18 earned run average. After retiring as a player, he became an umpire and is the only Major Leaguer who has both played and umpired in both an All Star Game and the World Series. He was elected to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1961 and still leads all Arkansas players in many Major League pitching categories. He died at age 67 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 30 Sep 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3627
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lonnie Warneke (28 Mar 1909–23 Jun 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3627, citing Owley Cemetery, Mount Ida, Montgomery County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .