Wednesday, January 30, 2013

RIP - Chuck Hinton

These notices are coming all too frequently....

1960s' outfielder Chuck Hinton passed away on January 27, 2013 at age 78 from Parkinson's disease.

Hinton played outfield for the Washington Senators (1961-64), the Cleveland Indians (1965-71), and the California Angels (1968).

After his playing career, Hinton was the head baseball coach at Howard University for 28 years. One of his players there was ex-Phillies' and Cardinals' outfielder Milt Thompson.

In 1982, Hinton was the founder of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

Washington Post obituary obituary

and a lengthy tribute from The Hardball Times


1 comment:

Commishbob said...

Senators picked him up from the Orioles in the expansion draft. His '70 Strat-O-Matic card was a killer.