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Carroll Christopher Chambliss
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- School Mira Costa College, University of California, Los Angeles
- Debut May 28, 1971
- Final Game May 8, 1988
- Born December 26, 1948 in Dayton, OH USA
 Biographical Information
"If you're not having fun in baseball, you miss the point of everything." - Chris Chambliss
First baseman Chris Chambliss played seventeen seasons in the big leagues, all with three teams - the New York Yankees (seven years), the Atlanta Braves (seven years) and the Cleveland Indians (3+ years). He was the 1971 American League Rookie of the Year and finished fifth in the 1976 American League MVP voting.
He was the first overall pick in the January 1970 amateur draft.
After being out of the Major Leagues in 1987, he was the New York Yankees hitting coach in 1988 as well as playing one game with the club that year. Since then, he was a minor league manager for several years before a stint as the St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach from 1993 to 1995. He was a member of the Yankees staff again from 1996 to 2000 and was the New York Mets hitting coach for part of the 2002 season. From 2004 to 2006, Chambliss was the Cincinnati Reds hitting coach. He was a coach for the Richmond Braves in 2008. He became the manager for the Charlotte Knights in 2009, then returned to the majors as hitting coach of the Seattle Mariners in 2011.
Chambliss' cousin, Jo Jo White, was a guard in the NBA.
 Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1989||London Tigers||Eastern League||63-76||6th||Detroit Tigers|
|1990||London Tigers||Eastern League||76-63||2nd||Detroit Tigers||League Champs|
|1991||Greenville Braves||Southern League||88-56||1st||Atlanta Braves||Lost in 1st round|
|1992||Richmond Braves||International League||73-71||3rd||Atlanta Braves||Lost in 1st round|
|2001||Calgary Cannons||Pacific Coast League||72-71||7th||Florida Marlins|
|2009||Charlotte Knights||International League||67-76||11th||Chicago White Sox|
|2010||Charlotte Knights||International League||67-77||10th (t)||Chicago White Sox|
 Notable Achievements
- 1971 AL Rookie of the Year Award
- 1971 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- AL All-Star (1976)
- AL Gold Glove Winner (1978)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1982 & 1983)
- Won two World Series with the New York Yankees (1977 & 1978)
|AL Rookie of the Year|
|Thurman Munson||Chris Chambliss||Carlton Fisk|
 Further Reading
- Chris Chambliss (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget," Baseball Digest (December 1980), pp. 37-39