Chet Boak

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Chet Boak
Second baseman
Born: June 19, 1935
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Died: November 28, 1983(1983-11-28) (aged 48)
Emporium, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1960, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
May 4, 1961, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .100
Hits 2
Stolen bases 1

Chester Robert Boak (June 19, 1935 – November 28, 1983) was an American professional baseball player who appeared in ten Major League Baseball games over two seasons — five contests for the 1960 Kansas City Athletics and five more for the 1961 expansion Washington Senators. A second baseman, he threw and batted right-handed and was listed at 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 180 pounds (82 kg).

Boak was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. His pro career lasted for eight total seasons (1955–57; 1960–64). In 1960, after compiling 96 runs batted in in the Double-A Southern Association and being named all-star second-baseman, Boak was recalled by the Athletics in September. He started four games at second base, and collected two hits in 13 at bats. He then was selected by the Senators with the 54th pick in the 1960 Major League Baseball expansion draft, and went hitless in seven at bats for them during the opening weeks of the 1961 season.

He appeared in 891 minor-league games over his career and batted .280 lifetime.

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