George Giles (baseball)

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George Franklin Giles
First baseman
Born: (1909-05-02)May 2, 1909
Junction City, Kansas
Died: March 3, 1992(1992-03-03) (aged 82)
Topeka, Kansas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
Teams

George Franklin Giles (May 2, 1909 – March 3, 1992) was a Negro Leagues First baseman in the latter part of the first Negro National League. He started with Gilkerson's Union Giants[1] at the age of 17, and signed with the Kansas City Monarchs[2] at the age of 18. The last known team he played for was the Satchel Paige All Stars of 1939.

Giles' grandson, Brian Giles, was a second baseman for the New York Mets of the National League in the early 1980s.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Gilkerson Union Giants Swamp Knights of Columbus Nine 11 to 4" Davenport Democrat and Leader, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Evening, June 21, 1926, Page 7, Columns 1 and 2
  2. ^ a b "Miners Edge Out Win Over Monarchs" Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO, Sunday, September 11, 1927, Page 10, Columns 1 and 2
  3. ^ "Greeley Advertisers Downed by Colored Club; Score 12-1" Negro Star, Wichita, Kansas, Friday, August 10, 1934, Page 3, Columns 1 to 6
  4. ^ Holway, John (2001). The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues: The Other Half of Baseball History. Fern Park, Florida: Hastings House Publishing. p. 223. ISBN 0-8038-2007-0. 

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