Chick Fewster

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Chick Fewster
1927 Exhibits W461 Chick Fewster.jpg
Second baseman
Born: (1896-11-10)November 10, 1896
Baltimore, Maryland
Died: April 16, 1945(1945-04-16) (aged 48)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 19, 1917, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
May 1, 1927, for the Brooklyn Robins
MLB statistics
Batting average.258
Home runs6
Runs batted in167

Wilson Lloyd "Chick" Fewster (November 10, 1896 – April 16, 1945) was an American professional baseball second baseman. He played eleven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1917 and 1927 for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, and Brooklyn Robins. In his career, Fewster hit six home runs and drove in 167 RBI. He died of coronary occlusion at age 49.[1]

Fewster played for the Yankees in the 1921 World Series. He was the first player to bat at Yankee Stadium.[citation needed]

Fewster slides into third base during a game in 1924, as a member of the Cleveland Indians

Fewster is perhaps best known for being a part of one of the most famous flubs in baseball history, the "three men on third" incident that occurred during the 1926 season. Fewster was on first and future Hall of Famer Dazzy Vance was on second when teammate Babe Herman hit a long ball and began racing around the bases. As Herman rounded second, the third base coach yelled at him to go back, since Fewster had not yet passed third. Vance, having rounded third, misunderstood and thought the instructions to reverse course were for him. Thus, Vance returned to third at the same time Fewster arrived there. Meanwhile, Herman ignored the instruction to go back and also arrived at third at the same time. The third baseman tagged out Herman and Fewster; Vance was declared safe by rule.[2]


  1. ^ "Chick Fewster Statistics and History". " Retrieved on May 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Nash, Bruce (2012). The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown. Rowman and Littlefield. p. 45. ISBN 9780762784004.

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