1941 Lon Warneke No-Hitter Multi-signed Photo by 9 including Warneke & HOFer – Billy Southworth

Lonnie (Lon) Warneke (D. 1976) nicknamed "The Arkansas Hummingbird", was a Major League Baseball player, Major League umpire, county judge, and businessman from Montgomery County, Arkansas, whose career won-loss record as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs (1930–36, 1942–43, 1945) and St. Louis Cardinals (1937–42) was 192–121.

Warneke pitched for the National League in the first Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 1933, hitting the first triple and scoring the first National League run in All-Star game history. He pitched in two other All-Star Games (1934, 1936) and was also selected in 1939 and 1941.

Warneke pitched in two World Series for the Cubs (1932, 1935), compiling a record of 2–1, with a 2.63 earned run average (ERA). He pitched a no-hitter for the Cardinals on August 30, 1941; opened the 1934 season with back to back one-hitters (April 17 and 22); and set a Major League Baseball fielding record for pitchers (since eclipsed) of 227 consecutive chances without an error, covering 163 games. After retiring as a player in 1945, Warneke was an umpire in the Pacific Coast League for three years and then in the National League from 1949 to 1955. Warneke is the only person who has both played and umpired in both an All-Star Game and a World Series

One of the biggest thrills of Lon’s career came on August 30 that year when he threw a 2-0 no-hitter against the Reds on August 30, 1941 at Crosley Field. He received a rousing ovation from the Cincinnati fans following the last out of the game in which he walked only one batter. This was performed In front of a paltry crowd of 9859 fans.  Warneke finished the 1941 season with a 17-9 record and a .654 won/lost percentage, his best percentage since 1934. Lon posted a 3.15 ERA and hurled four shutouts, including the no-hitter.

Offered is an original press photo that was part of Lon’s personal collection that measures approximately 8” x 10” in size and signed by Lon Warneke and 8 other members of the 1941 Cardinals as they walked off the field on 8-30-41 after he pitched his no-hitter.

In addition to the steel tipped signature of Warneke, autographs of Billy Southworth (HOF D.1969), Marty Marion Coaker Triplett, Marty Marion, Ernie Orsatti, Max Lanier, Creepi Crespi, Marty Marion Mort Cooper, and Harry Gumbert.

Historic and One of a kind!


Item: 10895

Price: $750.00
1941 Lon Warneke No-Hitter Multi-signed Photo by 9 including Warneke & HOFer – Billy Southworth