Chet Kehn

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Chester Lawrence Kehn

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Chet Kehn pitched 3 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942, a team which won 104 games in 1942 under manager Leo Durocher.

At age 20, Chet was the youngest player on the team that year.

Kehn was born in San Diego, CA and began pitching in the minors at age 17. During nine seasons in the minors, he went 86-68. He spent several years with the Montreal Royals, and was with the 1946 team that Jackie Robinson played on before coming to the majors. As a batter, Kehn hit .254 during his minor league career and 1.000 (2-for-2) in his major league career.

He managed the Santa Barbara Dodgers in 1948 and 1949.

The Montreal Gazette of May 13, 1946 indicated that Kehn pitched one game of a doubleheader against the minor league Baltimore Orioles that was described as having the "largest crowd ever to jam the stadium during the regular schedule, 21,911".

One source reported that after Kehn's death there was a man who passed himself off as Kehn, even signing autographs as Chet Kehn.

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