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Full Name: Charles Herbert Klein Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/185 First Game: July 30, 1928
Birthdate: October 7, 1904 Final Game: June 11, 1944
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana MLB Experience: 16 years
Died: March 28, 1958
Deathplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
Bat/Throw: Left/Right


Biography

Chuck Klein (Charles Herbert Klein) was born on October 7, 1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He made his Major League debut on July 30, 1928 for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1928, his rookie year, he hit .360 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI. Klein played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates over the course of his 16 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Chuck Klein's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1930, when he slugged 40 home runs, hit for a .386 average and knocked in 170 runs. However, others believe that it was 1932, when he slugged 38 home runs, hit for a .348 average and knocked in 137 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1928 PHI N 64 253 41 91 11 34 .360 .396 .577 14 4 14 22 1 7 0 0 0
1929 PHI N 149 616 126 219 43 145 .356 .407 .657 45 6 54 61 0 9 5 0 0
1930 PHI N 156 648 158 250 40 170 .386 .436 .687 59 8 54 50 4 13 4 0 0
1931 PHI N 148 594 121 200 31 121 .337 .398 .584 34 10 59 49 1 2 7 0 0
1932 PHI N 154 650 152 226 38 137 .348 .404 .646 50 15 60 49 1 0 20 0 0
1933 PHI N 152 606 101 223 28 120 .368 .422 .602 44 7 56 36 1 4 15 0 3
1934 CHI N 115 435 78 131 20 80 .301 .372 .510 27 2 47 38 2 1 3 0 6
1935 CHI N 119 434 71 127 21 73 .293 .355 .488 14 4 41 42 1 9 4 0 10
1936 PHI N 117 492 83 152 20 86 .309 .352 .520 30 7 33 45 0 5 6 0 6
1936 CHI N 29 109 19 32 5 18 .294 .384 .477 5 0 16 14 0 1 0 0 2
1936 TOT N 146 601 102 184 25 104 .306 .358 .512 35 7 49 59 0 6 6 0 8
1937 PHI N 115 406 74 132 15 57 .325 .386 .495 20 2 39 21 1 3 3 0 6
1938 PHI N 129 458 53 113 8 61 .247 .304 .356 22 2 38 30 0 4 7 0 7
1939 PIT N 85 270 37 81 11 47 .300 .361 .511 16 4 26 17 0 6 1 0 4
1939 PHI N 25 47 8 9 1 9 .191 .333 .340 2 1 10 4 0 2 1 0 0
1939 TOT N 110 317 45 90 12 56 .284 .357 .486 18 5 36 21 0 8 2 0 4
1940 PHI N 116 354 39 77 7 37 .218 .304 .333 16 2 44 30 0 2 2 0 8
1941 PHI N 50 73 6 9 1 3 .123 .229 .164 0 0 10 6 0 1 0 0 2
1942 PHI N 14 14 0 1 0 0 .071 .071 .071 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
1943 PHI N 12 20 0 2 0 3 .100 .100 .100 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
1944 PHI N 4 7 1 1 0 0 .143 .143 .143 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1753 6486 1168 2076 300 1201 .320 .379 .543 398 74 601 521 12 69 79 0 55

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1928 PHI N OF 63 0 0 128 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1929 PHI N OF 149 0 0 321 18 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1930 PHI N OF 156 0 0 362 44 17 10 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1931 PHI N OF 148 0 0 292 13 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1932 PHI N OF 154 0 0 331 29 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1933 PHI N OF 152 0 0 339 21 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1934 CHI N OF 110 0 0 222 6 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1935 CHI N OF 111 0 0 215 11 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1936 PHI N OF 117 0 0 213 13 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 .930
1936 CHI N OF 29 0 0 63 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1936 TOT N OF 146 0 0 276 16 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 .927
1936 TOT N RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1937 PHI N OF 102 0 0 175 11 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1938 PHI N OF 119 0 0 229 8 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1939 PIT N OF 66 0 0 133 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1939 PHI N OF 11 0 0 20 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1939 PHI N 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1939 TOT N OF 77 0 0 153 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1939 TOT N RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1940 PHI N OF 96 0 0 180 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1941 PHI N OF 14 0 0 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1943 PHI N OF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1944 PHI N OF 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 1600 0 0 3250 194 135 39 0 0 0 0 0 .962
Total 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

  • Traded by Fort Wayne (Central) to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Harvey MacDonald (July 28, 1928).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Ted Kleinhans, Mark Koenig, Harvey Hendrick and $65000 (November 21, 1933).
  • Traded by Chicago Cubs with Fabian Kowalik to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Ethan Allen and Curt Davis (May 21, 1936).
  • Released by Philadelphia Phillies (@June 6, 1939).
  • Signed by Pittsburgh Pirates (June 7, 1939).
  • Released by Pittsburgh Pirates (March, 1940).
  • Signed by Philadelphia Phillies (March 26, 1940).
  • Released by Philadelphia Phillies (January 12, 1942).
  • Signed by Philadelphia Phillies (August 7, 1942).
  • Released by Philadelphia Phillies (June 12, 1944).

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