WARREN LITTLE WORLD SERIES BASEBALL 1922  (Old Time Team) (Class of 2017)


In the first half of the twentieth century baseball was the country’s leading sport.  As a result, many communities, especially in the Northeastern United States, played fall series against neighboring towns.  In our area the two most prominent series were held between Attleboro and North Attleboro and Warren and Bristol.

From 1895 to 1949 Warren and Bristol competed in thirty-seven series, with thousands of dollars being wagered on the outcomes.  Both nines brought in players from outside the county, with National Hall of Famers Goose Goslin, Gabby Hartnett, Rabbit Maranville, Pie Traynor, and Rube Waddell playing at one time or another. 

Final result: Warren twenty-two wins; Bristol twelve wins; three ties.

In 1922 Warren Hall of Famer Chit Beauregard, whose speed produced the winning run in the opener, led the “Musseltowners” to a three-game sweep of the Bristolians.  Harry Harper, who pitched for both the Red Sox and the Yankees in a ten-year major league career, hurled all three complete game victories for the Warrenites.  In the final 3-0 win, he whiffed ten hitters, while also lacing a double.

Warren also fielded four players from the semi-pro Lynn, Massachusetts Comets and Fall River’s “Artie Butler,” who played six major league seasons under his birth name of Art Bouthillier.  Bristol dressed a number of Boston College and Holy Cross stars, Johnny Cooney of Cranston and the Boston Braves, and Ed Rommell of the Philadelphia Athletics. (Rommell later umpired in the American League).









Warren Hall of Famer Chit Bearegard































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Picture from Hall of Fame Archives