Cleo Carlyle

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Hiram Cleo Carlyle

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Brother of Roy Carlyle, Cleo Carlyle had 324 plate appearances in his only season in the majors with the Boston Red Sox in 1927.

Cleo was born in Fairburn, GA in 1902. He attended Oglethorpe University a few years before Luke Appling was there. While Cleo got his start in minor league ball playing in the South, most of his minor-league career was actually spent on the West Coast. He played seven years for the Hollywood Stars, three for the Los Angeles Angels and one for the San Diego Padres (each one being a team in the Pacific Coast League). The book The Hollywood Stars has a photo of him in a Hollywood uniform.

Cleo came to the majors after having played two seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League. He was the same age as Toronto teammate Carl Hubbell.

While with the 1927 Red Sox, he was the # 4 outfielder on the team, playing a lot of right field and left field.

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