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Chuck Hinton
Birth: May 3, 1934
Rocky Mount
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2013
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Major League Baseball Player. For eleven seasons (1961 to 1971), he played at the outfielder, first-baseman and second-baseman positions with the Washington Senators, California Angels and Cleveland Indians. Born Charles Edward Hinton, he earned an athletic scholarship to Shaw University in North Carolina and participated in football, basketball and baseball. He was signed as an amateur free agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 1956 and following service with the United States Military, Hinton enjoyed an accomplished Minor League career as league MVP and multiple batting champion. He was selected in the 1961 Expansion Draft by the Washington Senators and marked his Major League debut with them during their inaugural season on May 14th, 1961; he recorded 88 hits in 106 games as Washington's starting left-fielder. In 1962, he yielded a career high 168 hits with a .310 batting average. He holds the distinction of being the last Washington Senator to bat .300 in a season. He topped the 20 stolen bases mark in his first three years (1961 to 1963) and produced six consecutive double-digit home runs seasons (1962 to 1967), while receiving All-Star status in 1964. In 1,353 regular season games, he compiled 1,048 hits with a .264 lifetime batting average. After his retirement as a player, Hinton served as baseball coach at Howard University and worked for the DC Department of Recreation. He authored the book "My Time At Bat" (2002) which recounted his career and provided advice for success. Hinton also spent his time being involved with charitable causes and was a voice for promoting baseball to youths. Additionally, Hinton was founder of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. He died of complications from Parkinson's disease. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Quantico National Cemetery
Quantico
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 25 Site 175
 
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Record added: Jan 28, 2013
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