Sam Chapman Stats

Sam Chapman was born on Tuesday, April 11, 1916, in Tiburon, California. Chapman was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 16, 1938, with the Philadelphia Athletics. 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 Sam Chapman baseball stats page.

"I bought some new spikes and joined the team. I was planning on meeting Mr. Mack and being assigned to the minors, but he said, 'You're my left-handed outfielder from California.' I said, 'No, sir, I'm your new right-handed shortstop.' But he said, 'You're playing outfield today.' The first ball that was hit to me was a routine fly that I lost because I was fooling around with the new flip-down glasses they had given me, and when I picked up the ball I was so nervous I threw it into the stands. I thought that would be my last day ever in the majors, but when I got back to the dugout, Mr. Mack said, 'Don't worry, Sam; it shows you have a good arm.'" - Sam Chapman in the San Francisco Chronicle (Dwight Chapin, 12/30/2006)
Sam Chapman

Sam Chapman Autograph on a Play Ball Reprint (#44)
Sam Chapman Autograph on a Play Ball Reprint (#44)

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Birth Name:
Samuel Blake Chapman
Nickname:
Sam or The Tiburon Terror
Born On:
04-11-1916  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tiburon, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-22-2006 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Kentfield, California
Cemetery:
Undetermined
High School:
Tamalpais High School (Mill Valley, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
05-16-1938 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-22-1951
Draft:
Not Applicable
Sam Chapman

Sam Chapman Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Sam Chapman

Sam Chapman Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1938 22 Athletics 114 406 60 105 17 7 17 1 63 55 - 94 1 - 4 - .259 .353 .461
1939 23 Athletics 140 498 74 134 24 6 15 0 64 51 - 62 4 - 1 11 .269 .338 .432
1940 24 Athletics 134 508 88 140 26 3 23 2 75 46 - 96 7 - 1 14 .276 .337 .474
1941 25 Athletics 143 552 97 178 29 9 25 1 106 47 - 49 1 - 2 13 .322 .378 .543
1945 29 Athletics 9 30 3 6 2 0 0 0 1 2 - 4 0 - 0 0 .200 .250 .267
1946 30 Athletics 146 545 77 142 22 5 20 0 67 54 - 66 2 - 0 22 .261 .327 .429
1947 31 Athletics 149 551 84 139 18 5 14 1 83 65 - 70 8 - 0 14 .252 .331 .379
1948 32 Athletics 123 445 58 115 18 6 13 2 70 55 - 50 5 - 1 18 .258 .341 .413
1949 33 Athletics 154 589 89 164 24 4 24 1 108 80 - 68 3 - 2 23 .278 .367 .455
1950 34 Athletics 144 553 93 139 20 6 23 1 95 68 - 79 2 - 4 14 .251 .338 .434
1951 35 Athletics 18 65 7 11 1 0 0 0 5 12 - 12 1 - 0 2 .169 .299 .185
1951 35 Indians 94 246 24 56 9 1 6 0 36 27 - 32 1 - 0 6 .228 .304 .346
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
11 Years 1,368 4,988 754 1,329 210 52 180 9 773 562 - 682 35 - 15 137 .266 .342 .438
Sam Chapman

Sam Chapman Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1938 Athletics CF 8 8 180 19 2.4 18 17 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .947 2.70
1938 Athletics LF 103 102 2,601 230 2.2 219 212 7 11 0 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.27
1939 Athletics 1B 19 14 378 156 8.2 152 147 5 4 6 n/a n/a n/a .974 10.86
1939 Athletics CF 117 115 2,819 378 3.2 361 350 11 17 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 3.46
1940 Athletics CF 129 127 3,249 375 2.9 361 348 13 14 2 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.00
1941 Athletics CF 141 141 3,723 452 3.2 437 416 21 15 5 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.17
1945 Athletics CF 8 7 186 18 2.3 18 18 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.61
1946 Athletics CF 65 61 1,539 201 3.1 192 185 7 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 3.37
1946 Athletics LF 84 84 2,064 193 2.3 190 184 6 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.49
1947 Athletics CF 134 134 3,570 418 3.1 412 399 13 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 3.12
1947 Athletics LF 12 11 294 32 2.7 32 29 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.94
1948 Athletics CF 118 117 3,093 383 3.2 376 368 8 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 3.28
1949 Athletics CF 154 154 4,068 471 3.1 461 450 11 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.06
1950 Athletics CF 140 140 3,691 449 3.2 439 428 11 10 4 n/a n/a n/a .978 3.21
1951 Athletics CF 17 17 448 46 2.7 44 43 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.65
1951 Indians 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1951 Indians CF 45 20 768 67 1.5 67 66 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.36
1951 Indians LF 37 31 828 64 1.7 62 61 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.02
1951 Indians RF 7 5 135 4 0.6 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.80
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 1,076 1,041 27,334 3,277 3.0 3,186 3,088 98 91 23 n/a n/a n/a .972 3.15
LF Totals 236 228 5,787 519 2.2 503 486 17 16 2 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.35
1B Totals 20 14 381 157 7.9 153 148 5 4 7 n/a n/a n/a .975 10.84
RF Totals 7 5 135 4 0.6 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.80
11 Years 1,339 1,288 33,637 3,957 3.0 3,846 3,726 120 111 32 n/a n/a n/a .972 3.09
Sam Chapman

Sam Chapman Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1938 Athletics 3 4 .429 4 0 n/a 23.9 4.3 6.4 - - -
1939 Athletics 11 4 .733 7 0 n/a 33.2 8.0 7.8 - - -
1940 Athletics 2 6 .250 7 0 n/a 22.1 5.3 6.8 - - -
1941 Athletics 6 9 .400 2 0 n/a 22.1 11.3 5.2 - - -
1945 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 7.5 30.0 - - -
1946 Athletics 1 3 .250 1 0 n/a 27.3 8.3 8.1 - - -
1947 Athletics 3 4 .429 4 0 n/a 39.4 7.9 6.6 - - -
1948 Athletics 6 1 .857 6 0 n/a 34.2 8.9 6.4 - - -
1949 Athletics 3 4 .429 0 0 n/a 24.5 8.7 5.5 - - -
1950 Athletics 3 3 .500 3 1 n/a 24.0 7.0 5.8 - - -
1951 Athletics 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 5.4 13.0 - - -
1951 Indians 3 0 1.000 11 7 n/a 41.0 7.7 6.8 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
11 Years 41 38 .519 47 8 n/a 27.7 7.3 6.5 - - -
Sam Chapman

Sam Chapman Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1938 Philadelphia Athletics 14 Undetermined - -
1939 Philadelphia Athletics 10 Undetermined - -
1940 Philadelphia Athletics 10 Undetermined - -
1941 Philadelphia Athletics 6 Undetermined - -
1945 Philadelphia Athletics 10 Undetermined n/a -
1946 Philadelphia Athletics 4 Undetermined Stats -
1947 Philadelphia Athletics 4 Undetermined - -
1948 Philadelphia Athletics 4 Undetermined - -
1949 Philadelphia Athletics 4 Undetermined - -
1950 Philadelphia Athletics 4 Undetermined - -
1951 Philadelphia Athletics 4 Undetermined - -
1951 Cleveland Indians 31 Undetermined - -


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