Charlie Deal

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Charlie Deal
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Deal in 1914
Third baseman
Born: (1891-10-30)October 30, 1891
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Died: September 16, 1979(1979-09-16) (aged 87)
Covina, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 17, 1912 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1921 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 11
Runs batted in 318
Teams

Charles Albert Deal (October 30, 1891 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania – September 16, 1979 in Covina, California), was a professional baseball player who played third base in the Major Leagues from 1912 to 1921. He would play for the Chicago Cubs, Boston Braves, St. Louis Browns, St. Louis Terriers, and Detroit Tigers.[1]

In 1914, Deal was a member of the Braves team that went from last place to first place in two months, becoming the first team to win a pennant after being in last place on the Fourth of July.[2] The team then went on to defeat Connie Mack's heavily favored Philadelphia Athletics in the 1914 World Series. When his request for a salary increase for 1915 was rejected, Deal jumped to the Federal League, playing for the St. Louis Terriers.[3]

In 1917 Deal led the National League in sacrifice hits with 29. He also proved to be very reliable defensively, leading National League third baseman in fielding three years in a row (1919–1921).[4] Deal then played for several teams in the Pacific Coast League in the mid-1920s, before ending his career at Chattanooga in the Southern Association in 1927.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlie Deal Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ The 1914 Boston Braves at www.thisgreatgame.com
  3. ^ a b Faber, Charles (2010). Major League Careers Cut Short: Leading Players Gone by 30. United States: McFarland Publishing. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-7864-4743-5. 
  4. ^ "Charlie Deal Statistics and History". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 

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