Chip Coulter

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Chip Coulter
Second baseman
Born: (1945-06-05) June 5, 1945 (age 69)
Steubenville, Ohio
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1969 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1969 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average .316
Runs scored 3
Runs batted in 4
On-base percentage .381
Slugging percentage .474
Games played 6
Teams

Thomas Lee Coulter (born June 5, 1945) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the 1969 St. Louis Cardinals. Listed at 5'10" tall, weighed 172 pounds, Coulter was a switch-hitter and threw threw right-handed. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio.

Originally signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1964, Coulter made his Major League debut at the age of 24 on September 18, 1969 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, facing pitcher Steve Blass. He finished the game 0-for-2, and Julián Javier pinch hit for him in the eighth inning.

His second big league game, on September 26, 1969, was against the Montreal Expos. Coulter went 4-for-5, with a double and three RBIs. The Cardinals won 12-1.

Coulter went 0-for-10 in his next three games. In his final game, on October 1, 1969, he went 2-for-2 and hit a triple in his final at-bat, off of Woodie Fryman.

Coulter finished his career with six hits in 19 at-bats for a .316 batting average and did not hit a home run. He appeared in six games, collecting a double and a triple, driving in four runs while scoring three times, walking twice and striking out six times. He committed one error in 25 fielding appearances for a .960 fielding percentage.

After his stint in the majors, Coulter continued playing in the Minor Leagues. On October 18, 1971 he was sent by the Cardinals to the New York Mets along with Jim Beauchamp, Harry Parker and Chuck Taylor in exchange for Art Shamsky, Jim Bibby, Rich Folkers and Charlie Hudson.

Coulter currently lives in Toronto, Ohio.

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