Dean Chance Stats

Dean Chance was born on Sunday, June 1, 1941, in Plain Township, Ohio. Chance was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 11, 1961, with the Los Angeles Angels. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dean Chance baseball stats page.

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"One day you can throw tomatoes through brick walls. The next day you can't dent a pane of glass with a rock. It hurts, but you hang on, hoping it will come back." - Dean Chance

Dean Chance

Dean Chance Autograph on a 1978 TCMA (#66)

Dean Chance Autograph on a 1978 TCMA (#66)

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Birth Name:
Wilmer Dean Chance
Nickname:
None
Born On:
06-01-1941  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Plain Township, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-11-2015 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Wooster, Ohio
Cemetery:
Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Ohio
High School:
Northwestern High School (Wayne, OH)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
09-11-1961 (Age 20)
Last Game:
08-09-1971
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $30,000

Dean Chance

Dean Chance Pitching Stats

1961 20 Angels 5 4 1 0 2 .000 6.87 0 0 0 18.1 88 33 14 15 0 5 1 11 1 1 0 -
1962 21 Angels 50 24 16 14 10 .583 2.96 6 2 8 206.2 864 195 68 83 14 66 5 127 2 5 0 -
1963 22 Angels 45 35 4 13 18 .419 3.19 6 2 3 248.0 1,058 229 88 109 10 90 7 168 7 10 1 -
1964 23 Angels 46 35 7 20 9 .690 1.65 15 11 4 278.1 1,093 194 51 56 7 86 9 207 9 2 0 -
1965 24 Angels 36 33 2 15 10 .600 3.15 10 4 0 225.2 950 197 79 86 12 101 10 164 6 9 3 -
1966 25 Angels 41 37 2 12 17 .414 3.08 11 2 1 259.2 1,067 206 89 113 18 114 9 180 8 7 0 -
1967 26 Twins 41 39 2 20 14 .588 2.73 18 5 1 283.2 1,161 244 86 109 17 68 7 220 9 7 2 -
1968 27 Twins 43 39 3 16 16 .500 2.53 15 6 1 292.0 1,161 224 82 96 15 63 8 234 12 10 1 -
1969 28 Twins 20 15 3 5 4 .556 2.95 1 0 0 88.1 371 76 29 39 6 35 3 50 4 4 0 -
1970 29 Indians 45 19 14 9 8 .529 4.24 1 1 4 155.0 678 172 73 80 18 59 11 109 7 6 1 -
1970 29 Mets 3 0 2 0 1 .000 13.50 0 0 1 2.0 10 3 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 -
1971 30 Tigers 31 14 5 4 6 .400 3.51 0 0 0 89.2 405 91 35 43 5 50 4 64 4 4 1 -
11 Years 406 294 61 128 115 .527 2.92 83 33 23 2,147.1 8,906 1,864 697 832 122 739 75 1,534 70 65 9 -

Dean Chance

Dean Chance Hitting Stats

1961 20 Angels 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1962 21 Angels 50 65 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 29 7 0 0 1 .062 .103 .062
1963 22 Angels 45 80 5 12 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 38 7 0 0 0 .150 .171 .163
1964 23 Angels 46 89 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 53 8 0 0 0 .079 .109 .079
1965 24 Angels 36 75 3 7 1 0 0 0 5 5 0 56 5 0 0 0 .093 .150 .107
1966 25 Angels 41 76 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 54 8 0 1 0 .026 .075 .026
1967 26 Twins 41 92 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 58 7 0 2 1 .033 .119 .033
1968 27 Twins 43 93 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 63 9 0 1 0 .054 .093 .054
1969 28 Twins 20 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 19 5 0 1 0 .042 .148 .042
1970 29 Indians 45 42 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 32 4 1 0 0 .071 .111 .071
1970 29 Mets 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1971 30 Tigers 31 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
11 Years 406 662 17 44 2 0 0 0 16 30 0 420 61 1 5 2 .066 .113 .069

Dean Chance

Dean Chance Fielding Stats

1961 Angels P 5 4 55 7 1.4 7 1 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.44
1962 Angels P 50 24 620 50 1.0 49 12 37 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.13
1963 Angels P 45 35 744 67 1.5 61 15 46 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .910 2.21
1964 Angels P 46 35 835 44 1.0 43 10 33 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 1.39
1965 Angels P 36 33 677 64 1.8 63 14 49 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.51
1966 Angels P 41 37 779 69 1.7 65 17 48 4 7 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.25
1967 Twins P 41 39 851 73 1.8 66 15 51 7 6 n/a n/a n/a .904 2.09
1968 Twins P 43 39 876 77 1.8 72 15 57 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.22
1969 Twins P 20 15 265 12 0.6 12 3 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.22
1970 Indians P 45 19 465 25 0.6 23 3 20 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .920 1.34
1970 Mets P 3 0 6 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1971 Tigers P 31 14 269 28 0.9 22 6 16 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .786 2.21
P Totals 406 294 6,442 517 1.3 484 111 373 33 31 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.03
11 Years 406 294 6,442 517 1.3 484 111 373 33 31 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.03

Dean Chance

Dean Chance Miscellaneous Stats

1961 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 2.20 5.40 2.45
1962 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 65.0 1.92 5.53 2.87
1963 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.1 26.7 1.87 6.10 3.27
1964 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 2.41 6.69 2.78
1965 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 15.0 1.62 6.54 4.03
1966 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.58 6.24 3.95
1967 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.6 0.0 3.24 6.98 2.16
1968 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 31.0 3.71 7.21 1.94
1969 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 24.0 1.43 5.09 3.57
1970 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 14.0 1.85 6.33 3.43
1970 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 9.00
1971 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.28 6.42 5.02
11 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.6 41.4 2.08 6.43 3.10

Dean Chance

Dean Chance Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1961 Los Angeles Angels 31 $14,000.00 - -
1962 Los Angeles Angels 31 $16,000.00 - -
1963 Los Angeles Angels 31 $18,000.00 - -
1964 Los Angeles Angels 31 $25,000.00 Stats -
1965 Los Angeles Angels 31 $47,000.00 - -
1966 California Angels 31 $45,000.00 - -
1967 Minnesota Twins 32 $47,500.00 Stats -
1968 Minnesota Twins 32 $49,500.00 - -
1969 Minnesota Twins 32 $55,000.00 - -
1970 Cleveland Indians 32 $55,000.00 - -
1970 New York Mets 32 "     " - -
1971 Detroit Tigers 14 , 32 $55,000.00 - -
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When Dean Chance won the 1964 Cy Young Award , only one pitcher from Major League Baseball was recognized as the best pitcher in baseball. Chance led the American League in wins, earned run average, innings pitched, complete games and shutouts. The baseball writers put his name down on 85% of the votes, well ahead of Larry Jackson (10%) and Sandy Koufax (5%).

Did you know that Dean Chance was the first Angels pitcher in franchise history to ever win a Cy Young Award , as well as the first pitcher in team history to lead all other American League pitchers in earned run average ( ERA Champion ).

After being traded to the Minnesota , Dean Chance continued making historical firsts, becoming the first right-handed pitcher in a Twins uniform to throw a no-hitter. The first lefty in a Twins uniform to throw a no-hitter was Jack Kralick , who was born on June 1, the same day Chance was born.
Dean Chance No-Hitter
Dean Chance No-Hitter ( Box Score ) | The San Bernardino County Sun | August 26, 1967 | Page 9

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