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 Chuck Hinton

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Chuck Hinton

  • Birth 3 May 1934 Rocky Mount, Nash County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 27 Jan 2013 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 25 Site 175
  • Memorial ID 104305722

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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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 28 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104305722
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chuck Hinton (3 May 1934–27 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104305722, citing Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .