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Raymond Johnson Chapman
Birth: Jan. 15, 1891
Beaver Dam
Ohio County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1920
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Major League Baseball Player. Cleveland Indians shortstop. Was the only modern day ball player to have died as the direct result of being hit by a pitch. On August 16th 1920, at the Polo Grounds, Chapman was struck in the temple by a pitch from Yankee Carl Mays. He collapsed on the field and was rushed to the hospital. Despite emergency surgery he died, never regaining consciousness. Chapman led the Indians in stolen bases four times, setting a team record with 52 in 1917 that stood until 1980. He led the AL in runs scored and walks in 1918. He was hitting .303 with 97 runs scored when he died. It was because of his death that spitballs were declared illegal. The Cleveland Indians went on to win the World Series that year wearing black armbands in honor of their teammate. 
Family links: 
  Robert Everett Chapman (1860 - 1952)
  Blanche Johnson Chapman (1867 - 1960)
  Katie Daly Chapman (1893 - 1928)*
  Rae Marie Chapman (1921 - 1929)*
  Roy Chapman (1886 - 1964)*
  Raymond Johnson Chapman (1891 - 1920)
  Margaret A Chapman Joy (1904 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Lake View Cemetery
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 42, Lot 51493
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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