From BR Bullpen
Rex Ralston Cecil
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut August 13, 1944
- Final Game May 28, 1945
- Born October 8, 1916 in Lindsay, OK USA
- Died October 30, 1966 in Long Beach, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Oklahoma native Rex Cecil spent fourteen active seasons in professional baseball from 1937 to 1953. He appeared in parts of two seasons in the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 1944 and 1945. Rex appeared in 18 games during his Major League career, winning 6 and losing 10 with a 5.10 ERA.
Spending the rest of his 14-year career in the minor leagues, he built a 161-147 record with a .359 ERA while appearing in 419 games. He also managed the Bakersfield Badgers for part of the 1942 season.
The book "Baseball Necrology" lists year of birth as 1917 and his date of death as October 23rd. (p 66), although much of the information in the book has changed following information dug up by SABR researchers.
He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was later a roofer for a construction company. He died from cirrhosis of the liver in a Veterans Administration hospital.