Charlie Fuchs

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Charles Thomas Fuchs

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Right-hander Charlie Fuchs spent eight seasons in professional baseball (1937-1944). He spent five seasons in the minors (1937-1941) before getting his first chance in the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers in 1942. He appeared in 9 games with the Tigers that year, went 3-3 with a 6.63 ERA and finished out the season with the Beaumont Exporters of the Texas League at 11-4 and a 2.06 ERA. Fuchs was selected off waivers by the Philadelphia Blue Jays from the Tigers on March 13, 1943.

Charlie was back in the show with the Blue Jays in 1943 and had a not-so-hot 2-7 record. Charlie then moved to the St. Louis Browns and finished out the year with the Brownies, appearing in 13 games with no decisions.

The Brooklyn Dodgers acquired Fuchs for the 1944 season and the right-hander appeared in 8 games with 1 win and no losses. He also spent part of the year with the Montreal Royals of the International League with a 4-3 record while pitching 61 innings and his year as well as his pro pitching career were finished.

The thirty-year-old pitcher finished up his professional baseball run with a 6-10 major league record with a 4.89 ERA while appearing in 47 games. His minor league record showed a 64-57 count while appearing in 177 games and pitching 1,029 innings. Charlie's best numbers appeared to be his 11-4 effort in 1942 with the Beaumont club.

Charlie re-appeared in 1948, after a four-year absence, with the Nyack Rocklands of the class D North Atlantic League, did not pitch but appeared in ten games with 16 at-bats, 9 base-hits for a .563 average and at age 34 disappeared off the radar again.

It appears that Fuchs returned to his native state of New Jersey, where he died at the age of 56 on June 10, 1969 in Weehawken, NJ. His brother Lester Fuchs was an umpire.

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