Chick Autry (catcher)

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Chick Autry
Born: (1903-03-05)March 5, 1903
Martindale, Texas
Died: January 26, 1950(1950-01-26) (aged 46)
Savannah, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1924, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1930, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .245
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 33

Martin Gordon "Chick" Autry (March 5, 1903 – January 26, 1950) was a backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played between 1924 and 1930 for the New York Yankees (1924), Cleveland Indians (1926–28) and Chicago White Sox (1929–30). Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 180 lb., Autry batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Martindale, Texas.

In a six-season career, Autry was a .245 hitter (68-for-277) with two home runs and 33 RBI in 120 games, including 21 runs, 17 doubles and three triples. In 96 catching appearances, he posted a .965 fielding percentage with just 12 errors in 268 chances.

Autry managed in minor league baseball from 1937–42 and 1947–49, including six years at the helm of the Savannah Indians. He was the incumbent skipper of the Yankees' Double-A farm team, the Beaumont Exporters, when he died from a heart attack in Savannah, Georgia, at age 46 during the 1949–50 offseason.