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 Charles Albert “Chief” Bender

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Charles Albert “Chief” Bender

  • Birth 5 May 1884 Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 22 May 1954 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Roslyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Cedar Lawn Section, Lot 516
  • Memorial ID 4819

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born at White Earth Chippewa Indian Reservation, Minnesota, he began his career in 1903, as a pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics. For 16 years, he played for the Philadelphia A's, 1903 to 1919, Baltimore Terrapins Federal League, 1915, Philadelphia Phillies, 1916 to 1917 and Chicago White Sox, 1925. In 459 games played, he pitched 3017 innings, had 1,711 strikeouts, won 212, loss 127, with a 2.77 ERA. He led the American League in winning percentage three seasons, tossed a no-hitter and pitched in five World Series, going 6-4 with an ERA of 2.44. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4819
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Albert “Chief” Bender (5 May 1884–22 May 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4819, citing Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .