Chick Sorten, 1922 E120 American Caramel card
April 19, 1892|
|Died: October 23, 1965
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|September 22, 1915 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1924 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||134|
Charles Henry "Chick" Shorten (1892–1965), born and died in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Shorten played eight seasons of Major League Baseball with the Boston Red Sox (1915–1917), Detroit Tigers (1919–1921), St. Louis Browns (1922), and Cincinnati Reds (1924). He played in 527 games, including 352 as an outfielder and the rest as a pinch hitter. Shorten had a career batting average of .275 with 370 hits, 51 doubles, 20 triples, 3 home runs, and 134 RBIs.
Shorten played two games in the 1916 World Series for the Boston Red Sox, and collected 4 hits in 7 at-bats for a .571 World Series batting average. He was also caught stealing twice in the 1916 World Series, negating two of his hits.
He hit for a career-high .315 average in 95 games for the Tigers in 1919. In 352 games in the outfield, Shorten had a .985 fielding percentage, 23 points higher than the average outfielder of that time.
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