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Chris Chambliss (born Carroll Christopher Chambliss on December 26, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball player from 1971-1988 for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Nickname: Gem City Coordinates: Country  State   County United States  Ohio   Montgomery Founded Incorporated April 1, 1796 1805 Mayor Rhine L. McLin Area    - City 146. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1923-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Turner Field (1997-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1914 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1995 NL Pennants {{{P}}} 1914 â€¢ 1948 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1958 1991 â€¢ 1992 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1996 1999 East Division titles (11) 1995 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1998 1999 â€¢ 2000...


In 1970, Chambliss was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (1st pick overall) of the free-agent draft (January 17, 1970) and in 1971, was named AL Rookie of the Year. Chambliss played first base and was known as a great clutch hitter throughout his career. The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ...


He was dealt to the Yankees from the Indians in April 1974 along with pitchers Cecil Upshaw and Dick Tidrow for Fritz Peterson, Fred Beene, Tom Buskey, and Steve Kline in a much criticized multi-player deal. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. ...


In 1976, he received his only selection to the All-Star team.


In the 1976 American League Championship Series, his first-pitch, walk off home run off Mark Littell of the Kansas City Royals gave the Yankees their first trip to the World Series since 1964. The 1976 American League Championship Series The 1976 American Championship Series was won by The New York Yankees who defeated The Kansas City Royals 3 games to 2. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... Major league affiliations American League (1969-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1985 AL Pennants (2) 1985 â€¢ 1980 Central Division titles (0) None West Division titles (6) [1] 1985 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ...

"Mark Littell delivers . . . High drive hit to right-center field . . . It could be . . . it is . . . gone!" -- Keith Jackson, ABC-TV.
"Chris Chambliss has won the American League pennant for the New York Yankees. . . . A thrilling, dramatic game. . . . What a way for the American League season to end!" -- Howard Cosell, ABC-TV.
"My first thought was that I hit a home run. Then I realized it was the ninth inning, the game was over and we'd won the championship. Then I thought, 'Oh no, the people are on the field.' I was in the middle of a mass of people and when I fell to the ground, it was scary." -- Chambliss.
"I never felt like it was fun to celebrate that home run with the fans. They didn't belong on the field. I wanted to meet my teammates at home plate and I couldn't." -- Chris Chambliss.

Chambliss was the hitting star of the 1976 ALCS, as he also hit a two-run homer in Game 3 to help the Yankees win that game 5 to 3. He hit an ALCS record .524 with 2 home runs and eight RBIs. In the 1976 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, Chambliss hit .313 (5-for-16) with one RBI. Keith Jackson (born October 18, 1928) is an American sportscaster, known for his several decades of work with the ABC television network. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1) 1882 Central Division...


Chambliss played three more seasons with the Yankees, winning a Gold Glove for fielding prowess in 1978. He then moved on to Atlanta from 1980-1986. He had one at-bat with the Yankees in 1987 and struck out. After his playing days ended, Chambliss became a hitting instructor for several teams and was talked about as a possible managerial candidate. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 19 - Eddie Mathews is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America on 301 of 379 ballots. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Turner Field (1997-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1914 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1995 NL Pennants {{{P}}} 1914 â€¢ 1948 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1958 1991 â€¢ 1992 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1996 1999 East Division titles (11) 1995 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1998 1999 â€¢ 2000... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


In 1989, Chambliss became the manager for the AA London Tigers of the Eastern League, an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The London Tigers won the Eastern League title in 1990, playing out of Labatt Park. That same year Chambliss was named Minor League Manager of the Year by The Sporting News. The London Tigers were a professional AA baseball team that played in the Eastern League from 1989 to 1993. ... There are at least two different possible meanings for Eastern League: Eastern League - A professional baseball minor league in the United States Eastern League - One of two professional baseball minor leagues in Japan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1998-present) Current uniform Ballpark Comerica Park (2000-present) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0) None East Division Champs (3... Labatt Memorial Park is a baseball stadium in London, Ontario, Canada. ...


Chambliss has the distinction of being one of two men in a Yankee uniform (Player or coach) for their last six World Series Championships, the other being current New York Mets manager Willie Randolph. Willie Larry Randolph (born July 6, 1954 in Holly Hill, South Carolina) is the current manager of the New York Mets and was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets...


He is now the hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds. Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1) 1882 Central Division...


Trivia

The American Association was a minor baseball league at the Class AAA (Triple-A) level of baseball in the United States from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... Fred Mahele Kuhaulua (born February 23, 1953 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Angel Stadium, originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field, is a stadium located in Anaheim, California, in Orange County, California and is home to Major League Baseballs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ...

External links

  • Chambliss Sinks the Royals
  • Baseball Reference
  • Retrosheet

References

  • London Tigers 1989, The Collector's Edition, Souvenir Program.
  • Tiger Special: Peanuts, popcorn, crackerjack, Baseball's Back, The London Free Press, Section F, April 7, 1989.
  • 1980 Baseball Register published by The Sporting News
Preceded by:
Thurman Munson
American League Rookie of the Year
1971
Succeeded by:
Carlton Fisk

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Chris Chambliss | BaseballLibrary.com (933 words)
Chambliss was twice drafted by the Reds, in 1967 and in 1969, but continued school and attended UCLA for a year.
In only his second pro season, Chambliss was the 1971 AL Rookie of the Year, Cleveland's second ever (Herb Score was the first).
Chambliss was traded to Toronto and on to Atlanta after the 1979 season.
Chris Chambliss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (600 words)
Chris Chambliss (born Carroll Christopher Chambliss on December 26, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball player from 1971-1988 for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.
In 1970, Chambliss was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (1st pick overall) of the free-agent draft (January 17, 1970) and in 1971, was named AL Rookie of the Year.
Chambliss played first base and was known as a great clutch hitter throughout his career.
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