Chick Autry (first baseman)

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For the American League player of the same name, see Chick Autry (catcher).
Chick Autry
First baseman
Born: (1885-01-02)January 2, 1885
Humboldt, Tennessee
Died: January 16, 1976(1976-01-16) (aged 91)
Santa Rosa, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1907, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 7, 1909, for the Boston Doves
MLB statistics
Batting average .195
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 17

William Askew Autry (January 2, 1885 – January 16, 1976) was a utility first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball who played in 1907 and 1909 for the Cincinnati Reds (1907) and Boston Doves (1909). Listed at 5' 11", 168 lb., Autry batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Humboldt, Tennessee.

In a two-season career, Autry was a .195 hitter (50-for-257) with 22 runs and 17 RBI in 81 games, including six doubles and six stolen bases. He did not hit a home run.

At first base, Autry posted a .989 fielding percentage with just eight errors in 701 chances. He made 12 outfield appearances at left (8) and center (4), committing one error in 31 chances for a collective .968 F%.

Autry died in Santa Rosa, California at age 91.