Mike Chartak

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Mike Chartak
Right fielder/First baseman
Born: (1916-04-28)April 28, 1916
Brooklyn, New York
Died: July 25, 1967(1967-07-25) (aged 51)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 13, 1940 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1944 for the St. Louis Browns
Career statistics
Batting average .243
Runs scored 96
Fielding percentage .975
Putouts 620

Michael George (Shotgun) Chartak (April 28, 1916 – July 25, 1967[1]) was a Major League Baseball outfielder.

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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