Bob Chesnes


Bob Chesnes

Original Name Robert
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Death 23 May 1979 (aged 58)
Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Burial Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Plot Block 49, Lot 425
Memorial ID 13601677 View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He started his pro career as a switch-hitting shortstop in 1940 and the following year was a pitcher-second baseman for Bakersfield of the California League. He was a pitcher-shortstop until he entered military service for three years (1943-45). When he came back in 1946, he was 18-6 for Salt Lake City of the Pioneer League and played 16 games at shortstop. He was a pitcher only in 1947 for the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League when he went 22-8 with a 3.23 earned run average. The Pittsburgh Pirates shelled out $100,000 for the right-hander's contract. Chesnes, then 26, had a fine rookie year with a 14-6 record, 3.57 ERA and 15 complete games in 23 starts. But the phenom tailed off to 7-13 with a 5.88 ERA in 1949 and then to 3-3 with a 5.54 ERA the next season. He was considered eccentric and a discipline problem by management. His three-year totals were 24-22 and a 4.66 ERA. He hit a decent .256 (44 for 172) with two homers.

Bio by: Ron Coons

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Coons
  • Added: 13 Mar 2006
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