Chris Chambliss

Chris Chambliss
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Chambliss as a member of the Atlanta Braves in the 1980s.
First baseman
Born: (1948-12-26) December 26, 1948 (age 68)
Dayton, Ohio
Batted: LeftThrew: Right
MLB debut
May 28, 1971, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
May 8, 1988, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Batting average.279
Home runs185
Runs batted in972

As player

  • Cleveland Indians (1971-1974)
  • New York Yankees (1974-1979)
  • Atlanta Braves (1980-1986)
  • New York Yankees (1988)

As coach

  • New York Yankees (1988)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (1993-1995)
  • New York Yankees (1996-2000)
  • New York Mets (2002)
  • Cincinnati Reds (2004-2006)
  • Seattle Mariners (2011-2012)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (1976)
  • 6ח World Series champion (1977, 1978, 1996, 1998-2000)
  • AL Rookie of the Year (1971)
  • Gold Glove Award (1978)


MLB debut Might 28, 1971, for the Cleveland Indians Last MLB appearance Might 8, 1988, for the NY Yankees MLB statistics Batting typical .279 House runs 185 Runs batted in 972 Groups As participant Cleveland Indians (1971–1974) NY Yankees (1974–1979) Atlanta Braves (1980–1986) NY Yankees (1988) As coach NY Yankees (1988) St. Louis Cardinals (1993–1995) NY Yankees (1996–2000) NY Mets (2002) Cincinnati Reds (2004–2006) Seattle Mariners (2011–2012) Profession highlights and honours All-Star (1976) 6

Early life

Chambliss was created in Dayton, Ohio, on Dec 26, 1948. He was the 3rd of four sons blessed to Carroll and Christene Chambliss. His dad was a chaplain in america Navy, leading the family members to relocate often during Chris' youth. They resolved in Oceanside, California, where Chris went to senior high school. Chris and his brothers all performed baseball over the Oceanside SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL baseball team.

Playing career

Cleveland Indians

Chambliss enrolled in MiraCosta University, a junior university, where he played university football. Despite being chosen in the Main League Football (MLB) Drafts of 1967 and 1968 with the Cincinnati Reds, he opted never to sign using the Reds on either event. He used in the School of California, LA (UCLA), where he continuing his college football career using the UCLA Bruins football group in 1969. That period, he led the Bruins with 15 house operates and 45 operates batted in. Through the summer months, he performed collegiate summer months football for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots from the Alaska Football League, which gained the National Football Congress (NBC) tournament. Chambliss acquired a .583 batting typical in the NBC tournament and was named the tournament's MOST EFFECTIVE Player.The Cleveland Indians chosen Chambliss using the first overall pick in the January 1970 Main League Football Draft. The Indians designated him towards the Wichita Aeros from the Course AAA American Association, their innovative minor league football affiliate. Using the Aeros, Chambliss batted .342, which led the group.With Ken Harrelson serving as the Indians' initial baseman, the Indians had Chambliss play in the outfield for Wichita in 1971, to be able to have both players within their lineup at exactly the same time. He debuted in the majors in 1971, and was called AL First year of the entire year. Chambliss played initial bottom and was referred to as an excellent clutch hitter throughout his profession.

New York Yankees

Chambliss was traded to the brand new York Yankees from your Indians in Apr 1974, along with pitchers Cecil Upshaw and Dick Tidrow for Fritz Peterson, Fred Beene, Tom Buskey, and Steve Kline.Chris Chambliss was once quoted as stating, "If you are devoid of fun [in football], you skip the stage of everything."Chambliss appeared in the 1976 Main League Football All-Star Game.In the 1976 American Group Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals, Chambliss hit the game-winning home elope Mark Littell in the deciding Game 5. Stated Chambliss:"I just sort of reacted like I usually did. I wasn't attempting going to a home work. Occasionally when you respond to a higher fastball it computes that way. After that, once i was playing around the bases, followers were arriving at me from almost everywhere, getting me, pounding me on the trunk. I was simply looking to get round the bases and in to the dugout---I went at least one man over---but I hardly ever managed to get to home dish. Later, when i surely got to the clubhouse, [Graig] Nettles stated I should go back to the field and contact home plate, merely to make it formal. However when we returned out there, house plate and the rest of the bases were eliminated, stripped off their moorings and confiscated with the delirious Yankee supporters."Chambliss was the striking star from the 1976 ALCS, seeing that he also strike a two-run homer in Video game 3 to greatly help the Yankees gain that Video game 5 to 3. He strike an ALCS record .524 (11-for-21) with 2 house works and eight RBIs. In the 1976 Globe Series against the Cincinnati Reds, Chambliss strike .313 (5-for-16) with 1 RBI.Chambliss played 3 more seasons using the Yankees, being successful a Silver Glove for fielding prowess in 1978. The "Chris Chambliss Guideline"Soon after the walk-off real estate run, a large number of fans stormed the Yankee Stadium field to celebrate. Chambliss was mobbed in the basepaths and didn't make an effort to touch house plate. Rather, he ran direct toward the dugout as well as the safety from the Yankee clubhouse. Chambliss was after that asked by Graig Nettles if he previously touched house, and responded that he previously not because way too many people were in the manner. Nettles after that informed him that house plate umpire Artwork Frantz was looking forward to him to contact house so the house run could possibly be ruled standard. He was after that escorted back again out onto the field to contact house, but the dish had been taken, so he handled the area where in fact the plate have been.Kansas City supervisor Whitey Herzog could possess appealed the play, as Main League rules declare that a new player must touch all bases on any strike or when working the bases. Nevertheless, the mayhem within the field produced this task difficult, and provided the magnitude of the overall game, Herzog could have by no means tried to own it restarted or protested because of a technicality.Because of this incident, Major League Football changed the guidelines to permit the umpire to award any base a runner or the batter cannot reach because of fans hurrying the field.

Later career

Following the 1979 season, the Yankees traded Chambliss towards the Toronto Blue Jays with Damaso Garcia and Paul Mirabella for Rick Cerone, Tom Underwood, and Ted Wilborn. The Yankees hoped that Cerone would substitute Thurman Munson as their beginning catcher. Afterwards that offseason, the Blue Jays exchanged Chambliss with Luis Gómez towards the Atlanta Braves for potential clients Barry Bonnell, Joey McLaughlin, and Pat Rockett.He then shifted to Atlanta from 1980 through 1986. He previously one at-bat using the Yankees in 1988 and struck out. (Regarding to Lou Piniella, this at-bat gained him about $20,000, since he previously to become paid the minimum amount player income for the growing season after he was triggered for your at-bat.) He retired having a profession .279 batting average and 185 house runs. After his playing times finished, Chambliss became a striking instructor for a number of groups and was discussed just as one managerial candidate.

Coaching and managerial career

In 1989, Chambliss became the supervisor for the Double-A London Tigers from the Eastern League, an affiliate from the Detroit Tigers. The London Tigers earned the Eastern Little league name in 1990, playing out of Labatt Recreation area. That same yr Chambliss was called Minor League Supervisor of the entire year by The Sports News.Chambliss was also a striking coach using the Yankees, and gets the distinction to be 1 of 2 men who have wore a Yankees standard (participant or trainer) during each one of the Yankees' last 6 World Series Tournament seasons ahead of 2009 (1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000)—the other is past NY Mets supervisor Willie Randolph. Chambliss was also the striking trainer for the St. Louis Cardinals, NY Mets and Cincinnati Reds.Chambliss was the supervisor from the Triple A Charlotte Knights ahead of signing up for the Seattle Mariners in November, 2010 while hitting coach. Towards the end from the 2012 time of year, the Mariners announced that Chambliss wouldn't normally be coming back as their striking trainer in 2013.


Chambliss' cousin is definitely former NBA participant Jo Jo White colored.

See also

Biography portal Football portal NEW YORK portal Set of Main League Baseball profession hits leaders Set of St. Louis Cardinals coaches