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Chuck Klein

Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder Chuck Klein

Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Right Fielder

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won the Triple Crown in 1933 with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Born: October 7, 1904
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

Died: March 28, 1958 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: A stroke

Historical Events

  • 1930-08-03 For the 2nd time in the year, Phillies outfielder Chuck Klein hits safely in 26 straight games, run halted in 2nd game of doubleheader v Boston Braves
  • 1930-08-26 Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
  • 1931-05-30 Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH
  • 1932-10-19 Jimmie Foxx wins AL MVP and Chuck Klein wins NL MVP
  • 1933-05-26 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
  • 1936-07-10 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
  • 1980-08-03 Al Kaline, Duke Snider, Chuck Klein and Tom Yawkey are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

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