Klein, Chuck

Charles Herbert Klein
Born: October 7, 1904, Indianapolis, Indiana
Died: March 28, 1958, Indianapolis, Indiana
Bats: 
Left
Throws: 
Right
Played For: 
Philadelphia Phillies (1928-1933, 1936-1944), Chicago Cubs (1934-1936), Pittsburgh Pirates (1939)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1980
Biography: 

Chuck Klein was a powerful hitter who captured four home-run championships, two RBI titles and the Triple Crown, all with the Phillies. He finished his career with a .320 average and an even 300 homers. Along with his batting prowess, Klein was also a superb defensive right fielder who still holds the modern single-season mark with 44 assists in 1930. After the 1932 season, Klein was named the National League MVP. In 1936, he became the first National League player in the 20th century to slug four home runs in a game.

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Chuck was a real nice guy and strong, very, very strong. And a hell of a competitor.
Billy Herman