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Harry Duquesne Markell
born Harry Duquesne Makowsky

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1½", Weight 209 lb.

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Duke Markell was the only major leaguer born in France who played in the majors between 1915 and 1978. He came up to the St. Louis Browns in 1951 for five games, going 1-1.

He threw three no-hitters in the minor leagues, including two in the International League.

The book Baseball in Oklahoma City says that he was sold to St. Louis (after the Oklahoma City Indians' 1951 season) as part of a couple of trades that enabled the team to keep running for another season.

He played for the Schenectady Blue Jays of the Can-Am League in 1948; Tommy Lasorda was a teammate. The book Beisbol Cubano has him with Cienfuegos in the winter of 1952-53. The Santurce Crabbers book says he played for Santurce in the winter of 1956-57.

While with the Rochester Red Wings, he pitched in the 1955 Junior World Series. He was still with Rochester in 1957.

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