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Robert Howard Chipman (Mr. Chips)
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut September 28, 1941
- Final Game September 28, 1952
- Born October 11, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY USA
- Died November 8, 1973 in Huntington, NY USA
 Biographical Information
Bob Chipman, nicknamed "Mr. Chips", was a war-time player who managed to stick after the war. He pitched 12 years in the major leagues from 1941-52.
He played in Greenwood in 1939, in Savannah in 1940, and in Atlanta in 1941. He played for Montreal in 1942-43.
Chipman, born in Brooklyn, pitched one game for the Dodgers in 1941, two in 1942, and one more in 1943. All told, he pitched 8 innings in those three years, giving up 0 runs. The next year, he started a bit slow, with an ERA of 4.21 in 36 innings, and was traded to the Chicago Cubs where his ERA went down to 3.49. Between the two teams he had a record of 12-10.
Throughout his career, Chipman was used as both a starter and a reliever. He started 87 games in his career and relieved in 206.
Chipman stayed with the Cubs from 1944-49. He started more than half of his appearances in 1944 and 1947, while relieving more than starting in the other years. He appeared in the 1945 World Series for the Cubs, pitching 1/3 inning without giving up a run. In 1946 he had an ERA of 3.13, and while he only started 10 games, pitched 3 shutouts.
He finished his career in 1950-52 with the Boston Braves. In 1950 he started almost half of his appearances, while in 1951 and 1952 he was used exclusively as a reliever. In his last year, 1952, his ERA was 2.81 in 29 appearances.
Chipman scouted for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958.