Chuck Klein

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Birthdate10/7/1904
Death Date3/28/1958
Debut Year1928
Year of Induction1980
Teams Cubs, Phillies, Pirates
Position Right Field

The 1932 MVP and 1933 Triple Crown winner, Chuck Klein was the first player named to the All Star Game as a member of two different teams.

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Chuck Klein was one of baseball best in the early 1930s

Chuck Klein was one of baseball best in the early 1930s

Chuck Klein broke into the big leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies on July 30, 1928 and found immediate success. In 64 games that season, Klein hit .360 with 11 homers. For the next five seasons, he was one of the most dominant hitter in the game. From 1929-1933 Klein hit .359, highlighted by his career-best .386 average in 1930 and his league-leading mark
When Chuck Klein hit four homers on 7/10/1936; only 1,149 fans attended

When Chuck Klein hit four homers on 7/10/1936; only 1,149 fans attended

From 1929-1933 Chuck Klein was one of baseball’s most feared sluggers. During the five-year run, the Phillies star hit .359 and led the league in homers four times. In 1932 Klein was the National League MVP and followed up the campaign with a Triple Crown season in ’33. His most prolific
From 1929-1933 Philadelphia men Jimmie Foxx and Chuck Klein were magical

From 1929-1933 Philadelphia men Jimmie Foxx and Chuck Klein were magical

From 1929-1933, Chuck Klein and Jimmie Foxx both played for Philadelphia, Klein for the NL Phillies, and Foxx for the AL Athletics. During the five-year run, the two combined for six homer titles, a pair of batting crowns, two Triple Crowns, and three Most Valuable Player Awards. Though Klein’

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Jimmie Foxx and Chuck Klein made Philadelphia the center of the baseball universe

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Philadelphia sluggers Chuck Klein and Jimmie Foxx

From 1929 through 1933, Jimmie Foxx and Chuck Klein put on a show and treated Philadelphia to the greatest era its baseball fans ever knew. During the five-year run, Klein led the league in homers four times and finished second once. He wasn’t just a slugger. Starting in 1929, Klein reeled off at least 200 hits each year through 1933 to become the only player to reach the mark in each of each of his first five full big league seasons. Incredibly, he averaged 224 hits per year and hit .359. In 1932 the Phillies right fielder captured the National League Most Valuable Player Award. He followed up that season with by winning the Triple Crown in ’33. Klein’s team struggles; Foxx’s shines While Klein put up outstanding individual numbers his Phillies struggled. Under manager Burt Shotton, the Phillies finished last twice and went a combined 113 games below .500. Their only first-division finish came in 1932 when they finished in fourth place, two games above the break-even mark. Predictably, fans didn’t embrace the woeful team. From 1929-1933 the Phillies ranked last in the league in attendance four times, averaging just over a half-million fans per season. Foxx’s Athletics provided […]

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2 responses to “Chuck Klein”

  1. Eshek3says:

    His home field,Baker Bowl, was the Coors Field of its day.

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