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Charles Edward Allen Diering
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.
- High School Beaumont High School (St. Louis)
- Debut April 15, 1947
- Final Game June 24, 1956
- Born February 5, 1923 in St. Louis, MO USA
- Died November 23, 2012 in Spanish Lake, MO USA
 Biographical Information
Centerfielder Chuck Diering played nine seasons in the major leagues.
Born in St. Louis, MO in 1923, he was signed by the hometown St. Louis Cardinals in 1941. Diering missed the 1943-1945 seasons due to military service during World War II. He made his debut in the majors in 1947 as a back-up who appeared in 105 games but had only 74 at-bats. He became the regular centerfielder in 1949, appearing in 123 games in center while Stan Musial was in 72 games in center and 117 in right. He was again the most-used centerfielder in 1950, although he was in only 78 games at the position.
Diering was traded after the 1951 season to the New York Giants for Eddie Stanky, who had turned 35. Diering played mostly in left field while a young Willie Mays competed for playing time in center in 1952.
After not appearing in the majors in 1953, Diering was traded by the Giants to the minor league San Francisco Seals, but a month later the Baltimore Orioles drafted him in the 1953 Rule V Draft. A steady, sure-handed flychaser, he became a regular with the Orioles in 1954 and 1955 and was chosen the most valuable player on the 1954 Orioles team. He closed out his major league playing career as a backup in 1956.
After his retirement, he returned to live in the St. Louis, MO area. He owned a car dealership in Alton, MO and built a home in Spanish Lake, MO, in 1957, in which he lived until his death caused by a fall on the day after Thanksgiving in 2012. He had two sons and a daughter.