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Buster Chatham

Charles Lorenzo Chatham

Positions: Shortstop and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: December 25, 1901 in West, Texas, US
Died: December 15, 1975 in Waco, Texas, US

Major League Stats

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1922 20 -6.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs D 7 25 9 2 0 0 .360 .440 11
1922 20 -6.2 Bonham TXOK D 5 18 6 1 0 0 .333 .389 7
1922 20 -7.1 Lubbock WTXL D 2 7 3 1 0 0 .429 .571 4
1923 21 -6.6 Marlin TEXA D 138 515 146 22 7 15 .283 .441 227
1924 22 -5.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-A 140 511 164 37 5 16 .321 .507 259
1924 22 -4.0 Greenville ETXL D 92 352 120 27 5 14 .341 .565 199
1924 22 -7.1 Dallas TL A 48 159 44 10 0 2 .277 .377 60
1925 23 -3.5 Springfield IIIL B 132 522 170 29 7 6 .326 .443 231
1928 26 -3.0 Kansas City AA AA 113 387 340 42 99 18 6 0 8 24 24 .291 .347 .379 .726 129 5 18
1929 27 -0.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA 180 709 254 48 12 19 .358 .540 383
1929 27 0.3 Pueblo WL A 116 446 172 32 10 13 .386 .590 263
1929 27 -0.6 Portland PCL AA 64 263 82 16 2 6 .312 .456 120
1930 28 -0.3 2 Teams 1 Lg AA 45 184 52 10 1 0 .283 .348 64
1930 28 -0.3 Mission,Portland PCL AA 45 184 52 10 1 0 .283 .348 64
1930 28 -0.3 Portland PCL AA
1930 28 -0.3 Mission PCL AA
1931 29 0.5 2 Teams 1 Lg AA 101 343 89 13 5 5 .259 .370 127
1931 29 0.5 Jersey City,Montreal IL AA 101 343 89 13 5 5 .259 .370 127
1931 29 0.5 Montreal IL AA
1931 29 0.5 Jersey City IL AA
1932 30 1.1 Atlanta SOUA A 132 504 139 26 9 5 .276 .393 198
1933 31 2.7 Atlanta SOUA A 146 538 156 22 9 6 .290 .398 214
1934 32 4.7 Atlanta SOUA A 155 580 161 21 7 6 .278 .369 214
1935 33 5.6 Atlanta SOUA A 143 485 144 20 13 5 .297 .423 205
1936 34 6.7 Atlanta SOUA A1 155 551 159 19 6 7 .289 .383 211
1937 35 8.0 Atlanta SOUA A1 153 528 155 29 9 6 .294 .417 220
1938 36 8.9 Atlanta SOUA A1 121 387 119 22 8 3 .307 .429 166
1939 37 10.3 Fort Worth TL A1 161 589 169 35 12 6 .287 .418 246
1940 38 11.3 Fort Worth TL A1 163 592 156 26 10 8 .264 .382 226
1941 39 13.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A1 DET 115 351 85 15 6 1 .242 .328 115
1941 39 12.2 Knoxville SOUA A1 33 106 27 5 2 1 .255 .368 39
1941 39 13.7 Elmira EL A DET 82 245 58 10 4 0 .237 .310 76
1942 40 13.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A1-B 148 495 127 18 7 6 .257 .358 177
1942 40 13.9 Pensacola SEAL B 63 216 54 10 3 6 .250 .407 88
1942 40 12.4 Memphis SOUA A1 85 279 73 8 4 0 .262 .319 89
1943 41 14.0 Memphis SOUA A1 133 470 122 17 5 1 .260 .323 152
1944 42 15.2 Memphis SOUA A1 SLB 9 26 5 3 0 0 .192 .308 8
1945 43 16.9 Memphis SOUA A1 122 424 113 15 6 3 .267 .351 149
22 Seasons 2712 9716 9669 42 2793 467 150 124 8 24 24 .289 .291 .407 .698 3932 5 18
D (3 seasons) D 237 892 892 275 51 12 29 .308 .308 .490 .798 437
B (2 seasons) B 195 738 738 224 39 10 12 .304 .304 .432 .736 319
A1 (10 seasons) A1 1135 3952 3952 1098 179 62 35 .278 .278 .381 .659 1506
A (7 seasons) A 822 2957 2957 874 141 52 37 .296 .296 .416 .712 1230
AA (4 seasons) AA 323 1177 1130 42 322 57 14 11 8 24 24 .285 .303 .389 .692 440 5 18
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1923 21 Marlin TEXA D OF 124 392 364 18 10 .974 3.08
1924 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-A SS 120 570 197 319 54 .905 4.30
1924 22 Greenville ETXL D SS 92 432 156 244 32 .926 4.35
1924 22 Dallas TL A SS 28 138 41 75 22 .841 4.14
1925 23 Springfield IIIL B OF 71 142 134 5 3 .979 1.96
1926 24 Springfield IIIL B OF 138 343 318 15 10 .971 2.41
1927 25 Lincoln WL A OF 54 111 98 10 3 .973 2.00
1928 26 Kansas City AA AA SS 82 407 160 221 26 49 .936 4.65
1929 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA SS 180 963 338 561 64 .934 4.99
1929 27 Pueblo WL A SS 116 646 226 371 49 .924 5.15
1929 27 Portland PCL AA SS 64 317 112 190 15 .953 4.72
1930 28 2 Teams 1 Lg AA SS 45 241 77 152 12 .950 5.09
1930 28 Mission, Portland PCL AA SS 45 241 77 152 12 .950 5.09
1931 29 2 Teams 1 Lg AA SS 101 503 183 306 14 .972 4.84
1931 29 Jersey City, Montreal IL AA SS 101 503 183 306 14 .972 4.84
1932 30 Atlanta SOUA A SS 132 692 267 385 40 .942 4.94
1933 31 Atlanta SOUA A SS 145 751 331 386 34 .955 4.94
1934 32 Atlanta SOUA A SS 155 826 320 473 33 .960 5.12
1935 33 Atlanta SOUA A SS 143 749 290 411 48 .936 4.90
1936 34 Atlanta SOUA A1 SS 155 848 324 485 39 .954 5.22
1937 35 Atlanta SOUA A1 SS 153 830 309 477 44 .947 5.14
1938 36 Atlanta SOUA A1 SS 63 297 110 165 22 .926 4.37
1939 37 Fort Worth TL A1 SS 161 842 347 438 57 .932 4.88
1940 38 Fort Worth TL A1 SS 113 596 234 324 38 .936 4.94
1941 39 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A1 DET SS 92 416 153 230 33 .921 4.16
1941 39 Knoxville SOUA A1 SS 30 129 53 68 8 .938 4.03
1941 39 Elmira EL A DET SS 62 287 100 162 25 .913 4.23
1942 40 2 Teams 2 Lgs A1-B SS 143 734 275 417 42 .943 4.84
1942 40 Pensacola SEAL B SS 63 305 123 165 17 .944 4.57
1942 40 Memphis SOUA A1 SS 80 429 152 252 25 .942 5.05
1943 41 Memphis SOUA A1 SS 80 379 139 223 17 .955 4.53
21 Seasons 2450 11632 4968 6021 643 49 .945 4.49
SS (17 seasons) SS 2063 10644 4054 5973 617 49 .942 4.86
OF (4 seasons) OF 387 988 914 48 26 .974 2.49
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1942 40 Pensacola SEAL B 1 of 1
1948 46 Waco BSTL B PIT 1 of 1
1953 51 Waco/Longview BSTL B PIT 1 of 1 145 77 68 .531
3 Seasons 145 77 68 .531

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1922 20 Bonham Bingers Texas-Oklahoma League D
1922 20 Lubbock Hubbers West Texas League D
1923 21 Marlin Bathers Texas Association D
1924 22 Greenville Hunters East Texas League D
1924 22 Dallas Steers Texas League A
1925 23 Springfield Senators Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B
1926 24 Springfield Senators Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B
1927 25 Kansas City Blues American Association AA
1927 25 Lincoln Links Western League A
1928 26 Kansas City Blues American Association AA
1929 27 Pueblo Steelworkers Western League A
1929 27 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AA
1930 28 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AA 1
1930 28 Boston Braves National League MLB BSN 1
1930 28 Mission Reds Pacific Coast League AA 2
1931 29 Montreal Royals International League AA 1
1931 29 Boston Braves National League MLB BSN 1
1931 29 Jersey City Skeeters International League AA 2
1932 30 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association A
1933 31 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association A
1934 32 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association A
1935 33 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association A
1936 34 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association A1
1937 35 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association A1
1938 36 Atlanta Crackers Southern Association A1
1939 37 Fort Worth Cats Texas League A1
1940 38 Fort Worth Cats Texas League A1
1941 39 Elmira Pioneers Eastern League A DET
1941 39 Knoxville Smokies Southern Association A1
1942 40 Memphis Chickasaws Southern Association A1
1942 40 Pensacola Pilots Southeastern League B
1943 41 Memphis Chickasaws Southern Association A1
1944 42 Memphis Chickasaws Southern Association A1 SLB
1945 43 Memphis Chickasaws Southern Association A1

Sabr ID: 17112049

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