|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1916|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2006|
Major League Baseball Player. He was an outfielder for eleven seasons (1938 to 1941, 1946 to 1951) with the Philadelphia Athletics and Cleveland Indians. An excellent defensive fielder, his best offensive year was in 1941 when he had 178 hits, 25 homeruns with 106 RBIs and had a .322 batting average. He was named to the 1946 American League All Star Team. During World War II, Chapman served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945 and trained as a pilot. A versatile athlete, Chapman played football at the University of California where he was an All-American tailback in addition to playing baseball. After retiring from the major leagues, Chapman played for Oakland in the Pacific Coast League. In 1368 career games, Chapman had 1329 hits, 180 homeruns and 773 RBIs with a lifetime .266 batting average. He died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. (bio by: C.S.)
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Dec 26, 2006
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