Chuck Harrison was born on Friday, April 25, 1941, in Abilene, Texas. Harrison was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 15, 1965, with the Houston Astros. 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 Harrison baseball stats page.
"At Texas Tech, I was a defensive end and linebacker. E.J. Holub (Kansas City Chiefs) was on that team. It was an easy year for me. They ran everything away from E.J., which meant the opposite end did all the work. I played baseball, too, but football is THE sport for Texas high school kids. Around where I live there isn't that much opportunity to play baseball. It's not as populated as the other areas of Texas, so the scouts don't come around as often. But I still played and did all right. In my third year at Texas Tech, I came up with a pinched nerve in my neck. Every time I got hit in a football game, I felt it for a long time. I had a bad knee, too, so I figured if I was going to make it at all in professional sports it would be baseball. That's why I quit football." - Chuck Harrison in The Lompoc Record (Sandy Padwe, 07/23/1966, Astros' Chuck Harrison Would Rather Recall Times Spent On The Gridiron , Page 2-B)
Chuck Harrison Autograph on a 1967 Topps Baseball Card (#8 | Checklist )
Chuck Harrison Pitching Stats
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Chuck Harrison Miscellaneous Items of Interest
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|1969 Kansas City Royals||7||Undetermined||-||-|
|1971 Kansas City Royals||7||Undetermined||-||-|
|Chuck Harrison Stats by Baseball Almanac|
Charles William Harrison was a Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros (1965-1967) and Kansas City Royals (1969, 1971). Chuck, his nickname, was signed by the Houston Colt .45s in 1963, the first major leaguer to come from Texas Technological College (now known as Texas Tech University ), once he debuted on September 15, 1965 , pinch hitting for the future hall of fame pitcher, Robin Roberts .
Chuck Harrison Rookie Card | 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#244 | Checklist )
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Did you know that when Chuck Harrison wore #22 during his rookie season, he made a little franchise history? The team was originally known as the Colt .45s , from 1962 through 1964, and that number was used during those years by Robin Roberts (1962), Al Heist (1962), John Paciorek (1963), Jim Beauchamp (1964), and Joe Gaines (1964), but after they changed to the Astros in 1965, Harrison became their first player to wear it in a regular season game.
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