Hal Warnock

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Harold Charles Warnock

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Hal Warnock was an outfielder four years (1933-1936), three in college (1933-1935); one in the minors (1936); and a cup of coffee in 1935. He was born on Saturday, January 6, 1912, in New York, NY. He graduated from High School in 1930 at age 18. He then attended the University of Arizona where he earned his Law Degree.

He broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1935, with the St. Louis Browns. He played in 6 games and had 2 hits, both doubles, 1 run, 0 RBI and 0 stolen bases at (.286/.286/.571). He played his final MLB game on September 18, 1935 at age 23. He returned to the minors with Palestine in the East Texas League and San Antonio in the Texas League in 1936, ending his baseball career at age 24. In the minors, he had 3 home runs and 62 RBI at .299.

Warnock was a naval officer during World War II (BN). A lawyer, he was an investigator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a short while before working over 50 years for a Tucson, AZ law firm, retiring in 1993. He was President of the Pima County AZ Bar Association for a time and was active in other legal societies. He died at age 85 in Tucson, AZ on February 8, 1997.


Principal sources for Hal Warnock include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) ; and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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