Chuck Churn

Chuck Churn
Born: (1930-02-01) February 1, 1930 (age 87)
Bridgetown, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1957, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1959, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win-loss record3-2
Earned run average5.10
Innings pitched47 ⁄3
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1957)
  • Cleveland Indians (1958)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (1959)
Career highlights and awards
  • 1959 World Series Championship


MLB debut Apr 18, 1957, for the Pittsburgh Pirates Last MLB appearance Sept 29, 1959, for the LA Dodgers MLB figures Win–reduction record 3–2 Earned work typical 5.10 Strikeouts 32 Innings pitched 47 ⁄ 3 Groups Pittsburgh Pirates (1957) Cleveland Indians (1958) LA Dodgers (1959) Profession highlights and awards 1959 World Series Tournament Clarence Nottingham “Chuck” Churn (given birth to Feb 1, 1930) is a retired American professional football player. The indigenous of Bridgetown, Virginia, was a alleviation pitcher in Main League Football who made an appearance in 25 video games for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians and LA Dodgers between 1957 and 1959. He threw and batted right-handed and was detailed as 6 ft 3 ins (1.91 m) high and 205 pounds (93 kg).

Early career

Churn was signed while an amateur free of charge agent from the Pirates prior to the start of 1949 time of year. After seven years in small league football and one in armed service support, Churn was finally known as up to the majors when he produced the Pirates' pitching personnel first from the 1957 time of year. He produced his debut on Apr 18, 1957, against the Brooklyn Dodgers, and quit two strikes and two works in a single inning pitched. Churn made an appearance in five video games for the Pirates before becoming returned towards the minors in the Might cutdown, documenting no decisions and a 4.32 earned work average, having abandoned four works in 8⅓ innings of function.He was selected from the Boston Crimson Sox from Pittsburgh in the 1957 Guideline 5 draft held on Dec 2. However the Crimson Sox positioned Churn on waivers during springtime teaching, and he was obtained on March 26, 1958, from the Cleveland Indians. He pitched in six video games, all in alleviation, for the Indians through the early weeks from the 1958 time of year, without decisions and a 6.23 ERA in 8⅔ innings pitched. After that, in early Might, he was bought from the Cincinnati Redlegs and repaid towards the Triple-A Seattle Rainiers for all of those other time of year.The LA Dodgers acquired Churn inside a trade using the Reds on, may 6, 1959 in trade for Dick Hanlon and Churn was recalled from your Triple-A Spokane Indians in August.

Role in 1959 pennant race

After going unscored upon in his first three appearances appearing out of the LA bullpen, Churn earned his first-ever victory in the major leagues on Sept 2, 1959, when the Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 9–6. Churn pitched one-run ball over the ultimate 4⅔ innings to obtain the earn. Churn got his second triumph on Sept 11 in the 1st game of the doubleheader against his initial group, the Pirates. He arrived to the overall game in the 8th inning in alleviation of Sandy Koufax using the Dodgers down, 4–2. LA obtained its third operate in the 8th and tallied double off Elroy Encounter in underneath from the ninth. Churn pitched 1⅔ scoreless innings to find the 5–4 win. Losing was charged to handle, the only reduction in a period where he completed with an 18–1 record.Using the Dodgers involved with a desperate pennant competition using the Milwaukee Braves and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Giants, Churn's September wins—together with his only MLB save well on September 19 against the Giants—were priceless. In the season's last day, Sunday, Sept 27, 1959, the Dodgers and Braves completed in flat-footed link at 86–68, necessitating a best-of-three tie-breaker series to solve the deadlock. Following the Dodgers earned Video game 1, Churn made an appearance in the pivotal Video game 2 on Sept 29. He relieved Johnny Podres using the bases packed and two out in the very best half from the seventh inning and Milwaukee forward 4–2. He retired pinch hitter Enos Slaughter to quell the threat, but surrendered what were an insurance set you back Milwaukee in the 8th inning. He still left the game to get a pinch hitter in underneath of the 8th using the Braves leading 5–2. Nevertheless, in underneath from the ninth, the Dodgers rallied for three works to tie Video game 2 and power extra innings. Three innings afterwards, they earned the game as well as the Country wide League tournament, sending these to the 1959 Globe Series.Churn finished the 1959 period using a 3–2 record and a single save to plus a 4.99 ERA in 14 appearances. He emerged on in comfort of Roger Craig in the 3rd inning of Video game 1 of the 1959 Fall Traditional, quitting six operates (two of these earned) in mere two-thirds of the inning as the Dodgers dropped towards the Chicago Light Sox 11–0. It had been Churn's only Globe Series appearance as the Dodgers continued to earn the world name in six video games.The 1959 season was Churn's last in the majors. Combined with the five decisions as well as the conserve he published for the Dodgers that time of year, he finished his profession with 32 strikeouts in 47⅔ total innings pitched, permitting 49 strikes and 19 bases on balls.Churn pitched full-time in the small leagues through 1962, after that became a taking part in trainer and player-manager in the Houston Astros' plantation program through 1967.