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Full Name: Wilmer Dean Chance Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/200 First Game: September 11, 1961
Birthdate: June 1, 1941 Final Game: August 9, 1971
Birthplace: Wooster, Ohio MLB Experience: 11 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on June 1, 1941 in Wooster, Ohio, Dean Chance (Wilmer Dean Chance) played for the Los Angeles Angels, California Angels, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers over the course of his 11 year career. Chance broke into the bigs on September 11, 1961 with the Los Angeles Angels, and put up a 2.96 ERA in 206.2 innings pitched in 1962, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Dean Chance's best season was 1964, when he posted a 1.65 ERA, won 20 games and struck out 207 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1961 LA A 5 4 0 2 6.87 11 15 14 0 0 0 18.1 33 0 5 1 1 1
1962 LA A 50 24 14 10 2.96 127 83 68 6 2 8 206.2 195 14 66 5 2 5
1963 LA A 45 35 13 18 3.19 168 109 88 6 2 3 248 229 10 90 7 7 10
1964 LA A 46 35 20 9 1.65 207 56 51 15 11 4 278.1 194 7 86 9 9 2
1965 CAL A 36 33 15 10 3.15 164 86 79 10 4 0 225.2 197 12 101 10 6 9
1966 CAL A 41 37 12 17 3.08 180 113 89 11 2 1 259.2 206 18 114 9 8 7
1967 MIN A 41 39 20 14 2.73 220 109 86 18 5 1 283.2 244 17 68 7 9 7
1968 MIN A 43 39 16 16 2.53 234 96 82 15 6 1 292 224 15 63 8 12 10
1969 MIN A 20 15 5 4 2.95 50 39 29 1 0 0 88.1 76 6 35 3 4 4
1970 NY N 3 0 0 1 13.50 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 3 0 2 1 1 0
1970 CLE A 45 19 9 8 4.24 109 80 73 1 1 4 155 172 18 59 11 7 6
1970 Total 48 19 9 9 4.36 109 83 76 1 1 5 157 175 18 61 12 8 6
1971 DET A 31 14 4 6 3.51 64 43 35 0 0 0 89.2 91 5 50 4 4 4
Total NL 3 0 0 1 13.50 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 3 0 2 1 1 0
Total AL 403 294 128 114 2.91 1534 829 694 83 33 22 2145.1 1861 122 737 74 69 65
Total 406 294 128 115 2.92 1534 832 697 83 33 23 2147.1 1864 122 739 75 70 65

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1961 LA A P 5 4 18.1 1 6 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1.000
1962 LA A P 50 24 206.2 12 37 1 2 0 0 3 4 2 .980
1963 LA A P 45 35 248 15 46 6 2 0 4 13 5 0 .910
1964 LA A P 46 35 278.1 10 33 1 1 0 1 8 4 0 .977
1965 CAL A P 36 33 225.2 14 49 1 6 0 7 12 4 1 .984
1966 CAL A P 41 37 259.2 17 48 4 7 0 4 27 11 1 .942
1967 MIN A P 41 39 283.2 15 51 7 6 0 1 22 5 2 .904
1968 MIN A P 43 39 292 15 57 5 3 0 2 23 2 0 .935
1969 MIN A P 20 15 88.1 3 9 0 1 0 0 12 1 0 1.000
1970 NY N P 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1970 CLE A P 45 19 155 3 20 2 2 0 1 19 8 1 .920
1970 Total P 48 19 157 3 21 2 2 0 1 19 8 1 .923
1971 DET A P 31 14 89.2 6 16 6 0 0 1 13 4 0 .786
Total P 406 294 2147.1 111 373 33 31 0 21 153 49 9 .936

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1961 LA A 5 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1962 LA A 50 65 1 4 0 1 .062 .103 .062 0 0 3 29 0 7 0 0 1
1963 LA A 45 80 5 12 0 3 .150 .171 .162 1 0 2 38 0 7 0 0 0
1964 LA A 46 89 3 7 0 0 .079 .109 .079 0 0 3 53 0 8 0 0 0
1965 CAL A 36 75 3 7 0 5 .093 .150 .107 1 0 5 56 0 5 0 0 0
1966 CAL A 41 76 1 2 0 0 .026 .075 .026 0 0 3 54 1 8 0 0 0
1967 MIN A 41 92 2 3 0 0 .033 .119 .033 0 0 7 58 2 7 0 0 1
1968 MIN A 43 93 0 5 0 3 .054 .093 .054 0 0 3 63 1 9 0 0 0
1969 MIN A 20 24 1 1 0 1 .042 .148 .042 0 0 2 19 1 5 0 0 0
1970 NY N 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 CLE A 45 42 1 3 0 3 .071 .111 .071 0 0 2 32 0 4 0 0 0
1970 Total 48 42 1 3 0 3 .071 .111 .071 0 0 2 32 0 4 0 0 0
1971 DET A 31 21 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 0 0
Total NL 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total AL 403 662 17 44 0 16 .066 .113 .069 2 0 30 420 5 61 0 0 2
Total 406 662 17 44 0 16 .066 .113 .069 2 0 30 420 5 61 0 0 2

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Baltimore Orioles (1959).
  • Selected by Los Angeles Angels from Baltimore Orioles in the expansion draft (December 14, 1960).
  • Traded by California Angels with a player to be named later to Minnesota Twins in exchange for Jimmie Hall, Don Mincher and Pete Cimino (December 2, 1966); Minnesota Twins received Jackie Hernandez (April 10, 1967).
  • Traded by Minnesota Twins with Bob Miller, Ted Uhlaender and Graig Nettles to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Luis Tiant and Stan Williams (December 10, 1969).
  • Sold by Cleveland Indians to New York Mets (September 18, 1970).
  • Traded by New York Mets with Bill Denehy to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Jerry Robertson (March 30, 1971).
  • Released by Detroit Tigers (October 6, 1971).

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