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Warren Harvey Ogden

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Pitcher Curly Ogden of the Washington Senators started Game 7 of the 1924 World Series against the New York Giants as a decoy to entice John McGraw to put Bill Terry (slumping vs. lefties) in the lineup. Senators skipper Bucky Harris then withdrew Ogden for lefty George Mogridge after Ogden allowed a strikeout and a walk. Washington eventually won the exciting game in 12 innings.

Ogden came up as one of the youngest players in the league in 1921. His brother Jack Ogden had been up very briefly in 1918, became a big star for Baltimore, and returned to the majors in 1928. Both Jack and Curly were born in Ogden, PA. Curly was the third player to come to the majors out of Swarthmore College. The book The Washington Senators, 1901-71 refers to him as having a "perenially sore arm".

Ogden pitched for Buffalo beginning in 1927, and in 1928 went 21-11. He was with Toledo in 1930. He played for Montreal in 1932-1934.

Ogden scouted for the St. Louis Browns and Philadelphia Athletics from 1948 to 1955. He also scouted for the Phillies.

An interview with James Strimple indicates that Ogden later became a high school football coach and taught modern European history. interview

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