|Right fielder/First baseman|
April 28, 1916|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died: July 25, 1967
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|September 13, 1940 for the New York Yankees|
Last MLB appearance
|September 27, 1944 for the St. Louis Browns|
Chartak was born in 1916, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. Mike played four seasons in the major leagues: 1940 with the New York Yankees; 1942 with the Yankees, Washington Senators, and St. Louis Browns; and 1943-1944 with the Browns. In his major league career, Chartak appeared in 256 games and had 186 hits, including 21 home runs, in 765 at bats. He appeared as a pinch hitter in two games of the 1944 World Series, the second appearance resulting in a strikeout to end the sixth and final game.
He died of tuberculosis on July 25, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- David Alan Heller, As Good As It Got: The 1944 St. Louis Browns. 2003 Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-3199-5
- Obituary, The Sporting News, Aug. 12, 1967, p. 38
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