Chuck Connors Stats

Chuck Connors was born on Sunday, April 10, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York. Connors was 28 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 1, 1949, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 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 Chuck Connors baseball stats page.

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"Kevin Connors was called Chuck by the rest of the players. But I always called him Kevin because that was what I knew him as when I played against him in pro basketball a few years earlier. He was so good at mimicking other people that I told him, 'You should go into the movies, the stage, or the radio.' The next year he was sent down to Los Angeles and got his opportunity. I still watch the reruns of The Rifleman when they come on." - Frankie Baumholtz in Baseball Digest (September 1992, Art Ahrens, "Frankie Baumholtz: He Covered A Lot of Outfield Ground", Page 78)

Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors Autograph on a 1988 Pacific Legends Baseball Card (#71 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1988pac01' title='1988 Pacific Legends Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Chuck Connors Autograph on a 1988 Pacific Legends Baseball Card (#71 | Checklist )

Wild Card
World Series
Birth Name:
Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors
Born On:
04-10-1921  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Brooklyn, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-10-1992 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Los Angeles, California
San Fernando Mission Burial Park, Mission Hills, California
High School:
Adelphia Academy (Brooklyn, NY)
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
First Game:
05-01-1949 (Age 28)
Last Game:
Not Applicable

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Chuck Connors Pitching Stats

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Chuck Connors Hitting Stats

1949 28 Dodgers 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1951 30 Cubs 66 201 16 48 5 1 2 0 18 12 0 25 1 0 0 0 .239 .282 .303
2 Years 67 202 16 48 5 1 2 0 18 12 0 25 1 0 0 1 .238 .280 .302

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Chuck Connors Fielding Stats

1951 Cubs 1B 57 49 1,360 493 8.6 485 452 33 8 41 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.63
1B Totals 57 49 1,360 493 8.6 485 452 33 8 41 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.63
1 Year 57 49 1,360 493 8.6 485 452 33 8 41 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.63

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Chuck Connors Miscellaneous Stats

1949 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1951 Cubs 4 0 1.000 10 0 n/a 100.5 8.0 11.2 - - -
2 Years 4 0 1.000 11 0 n/a 101.0 8.1 11.2 - - -

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Chuck Connors Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1949 Brooklyn Dodgers 36 Undetermined - -
1951 Chicago Cubs 40 Undetermined - -
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baseball almanac fast facts

Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors was a Major League Baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1 Cup of Coffee in 1949 ) and Chicago Cubs ( 1951 ). Chuck, his nickname, played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics (1947-1948) before making the majors!

Chuck Connors Boston Celtics Photograph
Chuck Connors | Boston Celtics Press Photograph | 1947
Did you know that Chuck Connors is one of only a dozen former Major League Baseball players who also played in the National Basketball Association (NBA)?

NBA & MLB Players

Name MLB Debut

NBA Debut

Danny Ainge 05-21-1979


Frank Baumholtz 04-15-1947


Gene Conley 04-17-1952


Chuck Connors 05-01-1949


Dave DeBusschere 04-22-1962


Dick Groat 06-19-1952


Steve Hamilton 04-23-1961


Mark Hendrickson 08-06-2002


Cotton Nash 09-01-1967


Ron Reed 09-26-1966


Dick Ricketts 06-14-1959


Howie Schultz 08-16-1943


Did you know that Chuck Connors was the first NBA player to shatter a backboard? Connors broke an improperly installed glass backboard before a home game in Boston, not during a dunk, but while he took a set shot during pregame warmups.

Did you know that Chuck Connors went by Kevin when he played in the NBA, was sometimes nicknamed Lefty, or Stretch in the Minors, but settled on Chuck as his nickname due to his fielding position (1b), "Chuck it to me baby."

Did you know that Chuck Connors made video game history in 1973? Connors appeared in the sci-fi classic Soylent Green , which was set in the year 2022, and during the film a Computer Space arcade game was seen in the film, the first video game ever seen in a motion picture.

Chuck Connors did not make the big league roster in 1952, and began the season with the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago Cubs top farm team. Connors played in 113 games, only hit .259, with 6 homers, and 51 RBIs, but was observed by an MGM casting director who signed Connors to play as a police captain in the film Pat and Mike. Connors never returned to the diamond as he appeared in 61 films, 79 television shows, and became the star of the ABC hit series (Number 4 in the Nielsen ratings during its first two seasons) The Rifleman (1958-1963).
Chuck Connors Rifleman Comic Book
Chuck Connors | The Rifleman | 1962 Dell Comic (#11) | Baseball Almanac Collection

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