Warren Gill

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Warren Gill
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First baseman
Born: (1878-12-21)December 21, 1878
Ladoga, Indiana
Died: November 26, 1952(1952-11-26) (aged 73)
Laguna Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 26, 1908, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1908, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .224
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 14
Teams

Warren Darst Gill (December 21, 1878 in Ladoga, Indiana – November 26, 1952 in Laguna Beach, California) nicknamed "Doc", was a professional baseball player who played first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1908 Major Leagues.

Gill is best known for failing to touch second base in a game against the Chicago Cubs on September 4, 1908. With the game tied at 0 in the bottom of the 10th, Chief Wilson stroked a two-out single that scored the winning run. However, Johnny Evers saw that Gill didn't touch second base. Umpire Hank O'Day, the only umpire working the game that day, said he didn't see it and called the game over with a Pirates victory.

Three weeks later on September 23, 1908, New York Giants player Fred Merkle repeated Gill's error during a game against the Cubs. The Cubs' capitalization of this error was followed by a losing streak which became known as the Curse of Fred Merkle.

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