Warren Giles

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Birthdate 5/28/1896
Death Date 2/7/1979
Debut Year
Year of Induction 1979
Teams MLB, National League, Reds
Positions Executive, League President

The Warren Giles Trophy is awarded each year to the National League Champion. Giles served as NL president from 1951-1969.

In the collection:

1965 National League president Warren Giles responds to autograph request of Morgan Bulkeley, the first NL president

1965 National League president Warren Giles responds to autograph request of Morgan Bulkeley, the first NL president

Collectors of Hall of Fame autographs search far and wide for signatures. In this letter National League President Warren Giles responds to a fan’s request about obtaining the autograph of the league’s first president,
Congratulatory telegrams sent by Warren Giles to Warren Spahn after his 300th win

Congratulatory telegrams sent by Warren Giles to Warren Spahn after his 300th win

After Warren Spahn earned his 300th victory the congratulatory telegrams came rolling in. Shown here is one such telegram that originates from the Warren Spahn estate. National League president Warren Giles chimes in saying, “Again congratulations on another
Warren Giles invites HoFer Max Carey to Cooperstown dinner

Warren Giles invites HoFer Max Carey to Cooperstown dinner

One of the perks of being National League president is interacting with former players. In this letter dated March 8, 1969 NL boss Warren Giles writes to Max Carey saying in part, “The Commissioner’s Office, the National and American Leagues are jointly entertaining all living members of
As Reds GM, Warren Giles writes to Bucky Walters re: contracts

As Reds GM, Warren Giles writes to Bucky Walters re: contracts

Inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1958, Bucky Walters was the second of three consecutive Reds to win the NL MVP Award. First came Ernie Lombardi in 1938, then Walters, then Frank McCormick in 1940. Shown here is a letter from then-Vice President and General Manager of the Red, Hall
Warren Giles writes about Wes Ferrell's HoF qualifications

Warren Giles writes about Wes Ferrell's HoF qualifications

A strong Hall of Fame case can be made for Wes Ferrell. The six twenty-win seasons were complimented by an appearance in the sport’s first All Star game in 1933. In the collection is National League president Warren Giles’ response to a fan about Ferrell’s Cooperstown candidacy. A Hall of
Giles writes to Dodger VP Bavasi to help Pete Alexander's wife

Giles writes to Dodger VP Bavasi to help Pete Alexander's wife

Ten years after Grover Cleveland Alexander retired, his widow was in dire financial straights as revealed here in a letter from Hall of Fame executive Warren Giles to Dodger VP Buzzie Bavasi. Giles quotes a letter received from Mrs. Alexander as he writes, “Frankly I am desperate and hope you
NL chief and HoFer Warren Giles writes about a George Wright single-signed baseball

NL chief and HoFer Warren Giles writes about a George Wright single-signed baseball

Shown here is a letter signed by then-National League president and future Hall of Famer Warren Giles in which he discusses a baseball autographed by the first batter in NL history, George Wright. In the correspondence dated June 10, 1965, Giles thanks Jefferson W.
Warren Giles signed contract for Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP season

Warren Giles signed contract for Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP season

In his capacity as National League president Warren Giles signed many documents. This contract holds historical significance because it’s for an MVP year. Ken Boyer’s Hall of Fame credentials are many. A 7-time All Star, 5-time Gold Glover, and 1964 Most Valuable Player, Boyer hit over .
Signature page for Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year contract

Signature page for Ken Boyer's 1964 MVP year contract

The third page of the standard four-page document holds the signature of Bing Devine in his position as General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and that of Hall of Fame executive Warren Giles. Ken Boyer has also penned his name on the deal dated February 20, 1964. The season was the zenith for

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