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Ben Chapman


A short bio from the Boston Garter Game of the Century card back: The starting left fielder for the American League in the Century of Progress game will be the Yankees’ feisty Ben Chapman. Three years ago as a rookie Chapman played the infield but mgr. McCarthy shifted him to the orchard to take advantage of his speed and howitzer of an arm. The move paid off. The stocky Southerner led the league in stolen bases in 1931 with 61 and again last year with 38. Ben is batting over. 300 again in 1933, as he did in 1930 and ’31. He is not one to tussle with.


Birth Date: December 25, 1908
Birth Location: Nashville, TN
Death Date: July 7, 1993
Death Location: Hoover AL, USA
Weight: 190 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 15, 1930
Final Game Date: May 12, 1946
Years Played: 19
Games Played: 1,717
At Bats: 6,478
Runs: 1,144
Hits: 1,958
Doubles: 407
Triples: 107
Home Runs: 90
RBIs: 977
Stolen Bases: 287
Base on Balls: 824
Batting Average: 0.302
Position: Center Fielder

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