Chuck Klein Stats

Chuck Klein was born on Friday, October 7, 1904, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Klein was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 30, 1928, with the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 Klein baseball stats page.

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"It was unfortunate that it took the Hall of Fame until 1980, well after his (Chuck Klein) death on March 28, 1958, to recognize his greatness. But no longer does he go unnoticed for his greatness, and the plaque in Cooperstown is testament to that. And in Philadelphia, he will always be remembered as the superstar who had five of the greatest seasons ever produced in baseball history and as the favorite Phillie of 1933." - Author Michael Francis Mann in Baseball's Rare Triple Crown (Xlibris Corporation, 09/26/2011, Page 84)

Chuck Klein


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Birth Name:
Charles Herbert Klein
Nickname:
Chuck or The Hoosier Hammerer
Born On:
10-07-1904  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-28-1958 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Indianapolis, Indiana
Cemetery:
St. Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana Click For Grave Photo
High School:
Southport High School (Indianapolis, IN)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
07-30-1928 (Age 23)
Last Game:
06-11-1944
Draft:
Not Applicable

Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein Pitching Stats

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Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein Hitting Stats

1928 24 Phillies 64 253 41 91 14 4 11 0 34 14 0 22 7 0 1 4 .360 .396 .577
1929 25 Phillies 149 616 126 219 45 6 43 3 145 54 0 61 9 0 0 5 .356 .407 .657
1930 26 Phillies 156 648 158 250 59 8 40 0 170 54 3 50 13 1 4 6 .386 .436 .687
1931 27 Phillies 148 594 121 200 34 10 31 0 121 59 3 49 2 0 1 2 .337 .398 .584
1932 28 Phillies 154 650 152 226 50 15 38 3 137 60 0 49 0 0 1 2 .348 .404 .646
1933 29 Phillies 152 606 101 223 44 7 28 0 120 56 3 36 4 0 1 3 .368 .422 .602
1934 30 Cubs 115 435 78 131 27 2 20 1 80 47 4 38 1 0 2 6 .301 .372 .510
1935 31 Cubs 119 434 71 127 14 4 21 0 73 41 2 42 9 0 1 10 .293 .355 .488
1936 32 Cubs 29 109 19 32 5 0 5 0 18 16 1 14 1 0 0 2 .294 .384 .477
1936 32 Phillies 117 492 83 152 30 7 20 0 86 33 0 45 5 0 0 6 .309 .352 .520
1937 33 Phillies 115 406 74 132 20 2 15 0 57 39 2 21 3 0 1 6 .325 .386 .495
1938 34 Phillies 129 458 53 113 22 2 8 0 61 38 2 30 4 0 0 7 .247 .304 .356
1939 35 Phillies 25 47 8 9 2 1 1 0 9 10 1 4 2 0 0 0 .191 .333 .340
1939 35 Pirates 85 270 37 81 16 4 11 0 47 26 1 17 6 0 0 4 .300 .361 .511
1940 36 Phillies 116 354 39 77 16 2 7 0 37 44 6 30 2 0 0 8 .218 .304 .333
1941 37 Phillies 50 73 6 9 0 0 1 0 3 10 1 6 1 0 0 2 .123 .229 .164
1942 38 Phillies 14 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .071 .071 .071
1943 39 Phillies 12 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100
1944 40 Phillies 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
17 Years 1,753 6,486 1,168 2,076 398 74 300 7 1,201 601 29 521 69 1 12 74 .320 .379 .543

Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein Fielding Stats

1928 Phillies CF 2 1 36 4 2.0 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1928 Phillies RF 62 62 1,616 134 2.2 131 125 6 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.19
1929 Phillies CF 25 25 623 70 2.8 66 61 5 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.86
1929 Phillies RF 124 124 3,176 281 2.3 273 260 13 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.32
1930 Phillies RF 156 156 4,121 423 2.7 406 362 44 17 10 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.66
1931 Phillies CF 17 17 459 46 2.7 44 43 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.59
1931 Phillies LF 90 90 2,324 198 2.2 193 183 10 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.24
1931 Phillies RF 43 41 1,069 70 1.6 68 66 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.72
1932 Phillies RF 154 154 4,149 375 2.4 360 331 29 15 3 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.34
1933 Phillies CF 1 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1933 Phillies RF 152 152 4,008 365 2.4 360 339 21 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.43
1934 Cubs CF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1934 Cubs LF 95 93 2,301 237 2.5 228 184 4 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.21
1934 Cubs RF 18 17 428 41 2.3 40 38 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.52
1935 Cubs RF 111 107 2,761 236 2.1 226 215 11 10 7 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.21
1936 Cubs RF 29 29 753 72 2.5 66 63 3 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 2.37
1936 Phillies LF 2 2 48 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.81
1936 Phillies RF 115 115 3,037 238 2.1 221 208 13 17 2 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.96
1937 Phillies LF 32 29 761 66 2.1 62 61 1 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.20
1937 Phillies RF 72 70 1,787 130 1.8 124 114 10 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.87
1938 Phillies LF 3 3 37 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.38
1938 Phillies RF 118 111 2,817 241 2.0 231 223 8 10 1 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.21
1939 Phillies 1B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1939 Phillies RF 11 10 261 21 1.9 21 20 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.17
1939 Pirates LF 28 27 711 53 1.9 50 49 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .943 1.90
1939 Pirates RF 39 38 1,016 91 2.3 87 84 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.31
1940 Phillies LF 6 4 111 16 2.7 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.89
1940 Phillies RF 90 86 2,189 171 1.9 168 164 4 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.07
1941 Phillies RF 12 10 258 23 1.9 22 21 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.30
1943 Phillies LF 2 2 57 1 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1944 Phillies RF 1 1 27 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.00
RF Totals 1,307 1,283 33,473 2,917 2.2 2,809 2,638 171 108 35 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.27
LF Totals 258 250 6,350 582 2.3 560 504 16 21 2 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.21
CF Totals 46 43 1,126 120 2.6 114 107 7 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.73
1B Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
16 Years 1,612 1,576 40,949 3,619 2.2 3,483 3,249 194 135 39 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.27

Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein Miscellaneous Stats

1928 Phillies 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 23.0 11.5 7.4 - - -
1929 Phillies 5 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 14.3 10.1 4.2 - - -
1930 Phillies 4 5 .444 0 0 n/a 16.2 13.0 3.8 - - -
1931 Phillies 7 8 .467 0 0 n/a 19.2 12.1 4.9 - - -
1932 Phillies 20 9 .690 0 0 n/a 17.1 13.3 4.7 - - -
1933 Phillies 15 7 .682 0 0 n/a 21.6 16.8 5.1 - - -
1934 Cubs 3 5 .375 5 0 n/a 21.8 11.4 5.4 - - -
1935 Cubs 4 1 .800 8 0 n/a 20.7 10.3 5.9 - - -
1936 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 21.8 7.8 6.1 - - -
1936 Phillies 6 1 .857 0 0 n/a 24.6 10.9 5.7 - - -
1937 Phillies 3 3 .500 13 0 n/a 27.1 19.3 7.1 - - -
1938 Phillies 7 4 .636 10 0 n/a 57.3 15.3 7.5 - - -
1939 Phillies 1 1 .500 13 0 n/a 47.0 11.8 5.2 - - -
1939 Pirates 1 0 1.000 19 0 n/a 24.5 15.9 5.7 - - -
1940 Phillies 2 5 .286 20 0 n/a 50.6 11.8 9.6 - - -
1941 Phillies 0 0 .000 36 1 n/a 73.0 12.2 24.3 - - -
1942 Phillies 0 0 .000 14 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 - - -
1943 Phillies 1 0 1.000 10 0 n/a 0.0 6.7 6.7 - - -
1944 Phillies 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 0.0 - - -
17 Years 79 49 .617 152 1 n/a 21.6 12.4 5.4 - - -

Chuck Klein

Chuck Klein Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1928 Philadelphia Phillies n/a $7,500.00 n/a -
1929 Philadelphia Phillies n/a $10,250.00 n/a -
1930 Philadelphia Phillies n/a $15,000.00 n/a -
1931 Philadelphia Phillies n/a $17,500.00 n/a -
1932 Philadelphia Phillies 3 $17,500.00 n/a -
1933 Philadelphia Phillies 3 $17,500.00 Stats -
1934 Chicago Cubs 6 $30,000.00 Stats -
1935 Chicago Cubs 4 $17,289.00 - Stats
1936 Chicago Cubs 4 Undetermined - -
1936 Philadelphia Phillies 32 , 36 Undetermined - -
1937 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $11,000.00 - -
1938 Philadelphia Phillies 1 Undetermined - -
1939 Philadelphia Phillies 26 $8,500.00 - -
1939 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 "     " - -
1940 Philadelphia Phillies 29 Undetermined - -
1941 Philadelphia Phillies 29 Undetermined - -
1942 Philadelphia Phillies 3 Undetermined - -
1943 Philadelphia Phillies 8 Undetermined - -
1944 Philadelphia Phillies 26 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Chuck Klein, in 1933 , led all National League (NL) players in home runs, runs batted in, and batting average, earning him the Triple Crown - the first left-handed batter in the NL to win a Triple Crown (his American League counterpart was Ty Cobb )?

Did you know that Chuck Klein, the year before he won his Triple Crown , was a Home Run Champion and Stolen Base King , a truly rare combination of speed & power.

Chuck Klein, Four Home Runs in a Game
Chuck Klein ( 4 HRs in 1 Gm ) | The Decatur Herald | July 11, 1936 | Page Six
On July 10, 1936 , Chuck Klein hit four home runs in a game , the fourth player in baseball history to accomplish the feat (third in the National League), joining Bobby Lowe ( May 30, 1894 ), Ed Delahanty ( July 13, 1896 ), and Lou Gehrig ( June 30, 1932 ).

Chuck Klein Hall of Fame Plaque
Chuck Klein | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1980 ( HOF )
Chuck Klein was passed-over by the Baseball Writers Association for induction into the Hall of fame, but elected in 1980 by the Veteran's Committee. The Hebrew Hammer went into Cooperstown as a Philadelphia Phillies player, whom he represented in the 1933 All-Star Game (the first ever Midsummer Classic ). A year later, Klein played in the 1934 All-Star Game , this time representing the Chicago Cubs , making Chuck the first ballplayer to represent two different teams in the All-Star Game .

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