Tuesday, July 7, 2015

no. 429 - chuck hinton

Who is the man: Chuck Hinton achieved the highest single-season batting average of his 11-year MLB career in 1970, batting .318 in 195 at-bats for the Indians.

Can ya dig it: Chief Wahoo and Yankee Stadium are on full display in this photo.

Right on: Final card of his career -- 1971 would be Hinton's last season.

You see that cat Hinton is a bad mother: Hinton led the Washington Senators in stolen bases all four years he played for them, from 1961-64.

Shut your mouth: Hinton was hit in the ear by a pitch from the Yankees' Ralph Terry in 1963. He was carried from the field and hospitalized, but returned to play eight days later.

No one understands him but his woman: Hinton came up with idea for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association in 1982 after playing in a Super Bowl golf tournament sponsored by the NFL Alumni Assocation.

(A word about the back): 1970 was the first season that Hinton didn't steal a base. He didn't steal one in 1971 either. That's probably how he knew he was done.

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