Ben Chapman Stats

Ben Chapman was born on Friday, December 25, 1908, in Nashville, Tennessee. Chapman was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1930, with the New York Yankees. 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 Ben Chapman baseball stats page.

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"Ben Chapman's attempt to make his taunts seem like another gesture of equality accorded (Jackie) Robinson sounded puny and ridiculous in the din that had been hear from the Philadelphia dugout. Branch Rickey told reporters that Chapman had actually rendered the Dodgers a great service. 'He solidified and unified thirty men, not one of whom was willing to sit by and see someone kick around a man who had his hands tied behind his back." - Author Scott Simon in Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball (Wiley Publishing, 03/23/2007, Page 121)

Ben Chapman

Ben Chapman Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats (#2)

Ben Chapman Autograph on a 1979 Diamond Greats (#2)

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Birth Name:
William Benjamin Chapman
Nickname:
Ben or Chappy
Born On:
12-25-1908  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Nashville, Tennessee
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-07-1993 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Hoover, Alabama
Cemetery:
Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama
High School:
Phillips High School (Birmingham, AL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
04-15-1930 (Age 21)
Last Game:
05-12-1946
Draft:
Not Applicable

Ben Chapman

Ben Chapman Pitching Stats

1944 36 Dodgers 11 9 1 5 3 .625 3.40 6 0 0 79.1 349 75 30 36 4 33 - 37 1 3 0 -
1945 37 Dodgers 10 7 2 3 3 .500 5.53 2 0 0 53.2 254 64 33 33 3 32 - 23 2 3 0 -
1945 37 Phillies 3 0 3 0 0 .000 7.71 0 0 0 7.0 34 7 6 8 0 6 - 4 0 0 1 -
1946 38 Phillies 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 5 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 -
3 Years 25 16 7 8 6 .571 4.40 8 0 0 141.0 642 147 69 77 7 71 - 65 3 6 1 -

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Ben Chapman Hitting Stats

1930 22 Yankees 138 513 74 162 31 10 10 0 81 43 - 58 6 - 2 - .316 .371 .474
1931 23 Yankees 149 600 120 189 28 11 17 0 122 75 - 77 6 - 5 - .315 .396 .483
1932 24 Yankees 151 581 101 174 41 15 10 0 107 71 - 55 5 - 5 - .299 .381 .473
1933 25 Yankees 147 565 112 176 36 4 9 0 98 72 - 45 10 - 4 - .312 .393 .437
1934 26 Yankees 149 588 82 181 21 13 5 0 86 67 - 68 8 - 3 - .308 .381 .413
1935 27 Yankees 140 553 118 160 38 8 8 0 74 61 - 39 14 - 1 - .289 .361 .430
1936 28 Yankees 36 139 19 37 14 3 1 0 21 15 - 20 2 - 0 - .266 .338 .432
1936 28 Senators 97 401 91 133 36 7 4 0 60 69 - 18 1 - 1 - .332 .431 .486
1937 29 Senators 35 130 23 34 7 1 0 0 12 26 - 7 0 - 0 - .262 .385 .331
1937 29 Red Sox 113 423 76 130 23 11 7 1 57 57 - 35 6 - 1 - .307 .391 .463
1938 30 Red Sox 127 480 92 163 40 8 6 0 80 65 - 33 8 - 0 - .340 .418 .494
1939 31 Indians 149 545 101 158 31 9 6 0 82 87 - 30 20 - 2 19 .290 .390 .413
1940 32 Indians 143 548 82 157 40 6 4 0 50 78 - 45 3 - 2 19 .286 .377 .403
1941 33 Senators 28 110 9 28 6 0 1 0 10 10 - 6 1 - 0 7 .255 .317 .336
1941 33 White Sox 57 190 26 43 9 1 2 1 19 19 - 14 1 - 0 2 .226 .297 .316
1944 36 Dodgers 20 38 11 14 4 0 0 0 11 5 - 4 1 - 0 0 .368 .442 .474
1945 37 Dodgers 13 22 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 - 1 0 - 0 1 .136 .208 .136
1945 37 Phillies 24 51 4 16 2 0 0 0 4 2 - 1 0 - 0 4 .314 .340 .353
1946 38 Phillies 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .000 .000 .000
15 Years 1,717 6,478 1,144 1,958 407 107 90 2 977 824 - 556 92 - 26 52 .302 .383 .440

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Ben Chapman Fielding Stats

1930 Yankees 2B 45 43 1,055 296 6.6 278 132 146 18 36 n/a n/a n/a .939 7.11
1930 Yankees 3B 91 91 2,349 273 3.0 249 100 149 24 11 n/a n/a n/a .912 2.86
1931 Yankees 2B 11 11 314 60 5.5 58 25 33 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.99
1931 Yankees LF 88 87 2,190 233 2.6 223 211 12 10 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.75
1931 Yankees RF 52 50 1,293 93 1.8 91 89 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.90
1932 Yankees LF 83 81 1,644 200 2.4 187 178 9 13 2 n/a n/a n/a .935 3.07
1932 Yankees RF 88 67 1,776 129 1.5 125 120 5 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.90
1933 Yankees LF 75 73 1,833 169 2.3 167 154 13 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.46
1933 Yankees RF 78 73 1,848 148 1.9 142 131 11 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.07
1934 Yankees CF 86 85 2,115 247 2.9 238 232 6 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 3.04
1934 Yankees LF 41 41 1,119 100 2.4 98 94 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.36
1934 Yankees RF 24 23 543 46 1.9 44 42 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.19
1935 Yankees CF 138 138 3,618 412 3.0 397 372 25 15 7 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.96
1936 Yankees CF 36 36 913 113 3.1 109 106 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.22
1936 Senators CF 97 97 2,541 293 3.0 281 271 10 12 4 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.99
1937 Senators CF 32 32 831 92 2.9 88 87 1 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.86
1937 Red Sox CF 11 10 252 30 2.7 30 28 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
1937 Red Sox LF 2 2 60 6 3.0 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.25
1937 Red Sox RF 100 100 2,535 239 2.4 236 229 7 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.51
1937 Red Sox SS 1 1 24 4 4.0 3 2 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 3.38
1938 Red Sox 3B 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1938 Red Sox LF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1938 Red Sox RF 125 125 3,105 283 2.3 282 267 15 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.45
1939 Indians CF 133 131 3,366 348 2.6 338 329 9 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.71
1939 Indians LF 2 1 24 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1939 Indians RF 13 13 246 30 2.3 29 26 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.18
1940 Indians CF 20 18 459 44 2.2 44 42 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.59
1940 Indians LF 62 61 1,548 139 2.2 131 129 2 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.28
1940 Indians RF 60 60 1,515 146 2.4 142 136 6 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.53
1941 White Sox CF 23 21 528 61 2.7 61 58 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.12
1941 White Sox LF 21 21 492 53 2.5 52 51 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .981 2.85
1941 White Sox RF 6 5 141 13 2.2 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.49
1941 Senators LF 26 26 708 58 2.2 57 54 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.17
1944 Dodgers P 11 9 238 10 0.9 9 3 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.02
1945 Phillies CF 6 4 105 13 2.2 12 12 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 3.09
1945 Phillies LF 2 0 27 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1945 Dodgers P 10 7 161 16 1.6 15 2 13 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.52
1945 Phillies RF 2 0 - 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1945 Phillies 3B 4 2 62 10 2.5 8 2 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .800 3.48
1945 Phillies P 3 0 21 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1946 Phillies P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
CF Totals 582 572 14,728 1,653 2.8 1,598 1,537 61 55 12 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.93
RF Totals 548 516 13,002 1,128 2.1 1,105 1,054 51 23 8 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.29
LF Totals 403 393 9,645 960 2.4 922 877 45 38 6 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.58
3B Totals 96 93 2,411 284 3.0 258 102 156 26 12 n/a n/a n/a .908 2.89
2B Totals 56 54 1,369 356 6.4 336 157 179 20 40 n/a n/a n/a .944 6.63
P Totals 25 16 423 27 1.1 25 5 20 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .926 1.60
SS Totals 1 1 24 4 4.0 3 2 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 3.38
15 Years 1,711 1,645 41,602 4,412 2.6 4,247 3,734 513 165 79 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.76

Ben Chapman

Ben Chapman Miscellaneous Stats

1930 Yankees 14 6 .700 2 0 n/a 51.3 8.8 6.3 - - -
1931 Yankees 61 23 .726 1 0 n/a 35.3 7.8 4.9 - - -
1932 Yankees 38 18 .679 1 0 n/a 58.1 10.6 5.4 - - -
1933 Yankees 27 18 .600 0 0 n/a 62.8 12.6 5.8 - - -
1934 Yankees 26 16 .619 0 0 n/a 117.6 8.6 6.8 - - -
1935 Yankees 17 10 .630 2 0 n/a 69.1 14.2 7.5 - - -
1936 Yankees 1 2 .333 0 0 n/a 139.0 7.0 6.6 - - -
1936 Senators 19 7 .731 0 0 n/a 100.3 22.3 6.7 - - -
1937 Senators 8 0 1.000 3 0 n/a 0.0 18.6 10.8 - - -
1937 Red Sox 27 12 .692 0 0 n/a 60.4 12.1 7.4 - - -
1938 Red Sox 13 6 .684 1 0 n/a 80.0 14.5 6.0 - - -
1939 Indians 18 6 .750 2 1 n/a 90.8 18.2 6.6 - - -
1940 Indians 13 7 .650 4 0 n/a 137.0 12.2 11.0 - - -
1941 Senators 2 2 .500 2 0 n/a 110.0 18.3 11.0 - - -
1941 White Sox 2 2 .500 8 0 n/a 95.0 13.6 10.0 - - -
1944 Dodgers 1 - - 9 0 n/a 0.0 9.5 3.5 1.12 4.20 3.74
1945 Dodgers 0 - - 3 0 n/a 0.0 22.0 7.3 0.72 3.86 5.37
1945 Phillies 0 - - 8 0 n/a 0.0 51.0 12.8 0.67 5.14 7.71
1946 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 9.00 0.00
15 Years 287 135 .680 46 1 n/a 72.0 11.7 6.6 0.92 4.15 4.53

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Ben Chapman Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1930 New York Yankees 7 $4,500.00 n/a -
1931 New York Yankees 7 $7,500.00 n/a -
1932 New York Yankees 6 $12,000.00 n/a Stats
1933 New York Yankees 6 $11,000.00 Stats -
1934 New York Yankees 7 $11,000.00 Stats -
1935 New York Yankees 7 $12,000.00 Stats -
1936 New York Yankees 7 $10,000.00 Stats -
1936 Washington Senators 4 "     " Stats -
1937 Washington Senators 4 $13,000.00 - -
1937 Boston Red Sox 1 "     " - -
1938 Boston Red Sox 9 $12,500.00 - -
1939 Cleveland Indians 2 , 11 $15,000.00 - -
1940 Cleveland Indians 11 , 44 $15,000.00 - -
1941 Washington Senators 4 $12,000.00 - -
1941 Chicago White Sox 45 "     " - -
1944 Brooklyn Dodgers 5 Undetermined - -
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers 5 Undetermined n/a -
1945 Philadelphia Phillies 34 Undetermined n/a -
1946 Philadelphia Phillies 7 Undetermined - -
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