Charley Stanceu

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Charley Stanceu
Born: (1916-01-09)January 9, 1916
Canton, Ohio
Died: April 3, 1969(1969-04-03) (aged 53)
Canton, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1941, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1946, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record5–7
Earned run average4.93
Innings pitched122​13
Career highlights and awards

Charles Stanceu (Romanian: Charles Stanciu[1]; January 9, 1916 – April 3, 1969) was an American professional baseball player of Romanian descent[2] who played in 39 Major League games in 1941 and 1946 with the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. A pitcher, he batted and threw right-handed.


After growing up in Canton, Ohio, Stanceu, played minor league baseball beginning in 1934 and ending in 1949. Perhaps his best success was with the 1940 Kansas City Blues for which he went 15–8. After his major league days he pitched three seasons for Columbus.

Stanceu was member of the 1941 Yankees team who won the 1941 World Series. He appeared in 22 games for the 1941 Yankees team, which won 101 games as well as the 1941 World Series.

During World War II, Stanceu was in the US Army.[3] He came back in 1946 to pitch some more for the 1946 Yankees as well as for the 1946 Phillies. After three games in 1946 with the Yankees, he was selected off waivers by the Phillies and pitched in 14 more games for them in that season.

After baseball[edit]

After baseball, Stanceu worked for the Monarch Rubber Company in Hartville, Ohio.[4] He died on April 3, 1969, aged 53, of a heart attack.[4]

His son Timothy is the Chief United States Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.


  1. ^ The New Pioneer Volumes 1-2. Cleveland, Ohio: Cultural Association for Americans of Romanian descent.
  2. ^ The Gale Group (1998). Reference Library of European America: Ethnic essays Volume 2. p. 468. ISBN 0-7876-2967-7.
  3. ^ "Those Who Served A to Z". Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Charley Stanceu at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Chris Rainey, Retrieved December 29, 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Vladimir, Wertsman (1975). The Romanians in America, 1748-1974: A Chronology and Factbook. p. 14. ISBN 0-379-00518-2.

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