Chuck Workman

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Charles Thomas Workman

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Biographical Information[edit]

Missouri native Chuck Workman spent fifteen seasons in professional baseball from 1937 to 1951. He won four home run titles in the minor leagues.

The outfielder signed as an amateur free agent with the Cleveland Indians in 1937. After hitting for a .364 average with 18 home runs for the Springfield Indians of the class C Middle Atlantic League in 1938, he made his big league debut with the Cleveland Indians on September 18, 1938.

He appeared in two games, went 2 for 5, a .400 average, and it would be 1941 before he got another chance at big league pitchers. In between, he led the 1940 Three-I League in both home runs (29) and runs (108). Chuck spent five more seasons in the major leagues, ending in 1946 with the Boston Braves with big league numbers in 526 games of a .242 batting average with 50 home runs.

Workman also spent a total of eleven seasons in the minor leagues from 1937 to 1951. He appeared in 1,246 games and hit for a .302 average with 231 home runs. Chuck had an outstanding season in 1948 when he hit at a .353 average and had 52 home runs and 182 RBI for the Nashville Volunteers of the Southern Association. He followed this up by hitting 41 homers with 122 RBI for the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association in 1949.

During and after baseball, Workman taught mathematics and coached basketball and football at Central High School in Kansas City. Chuck died from an internal hemorrhage at the age of 37 on January 3, 1953 at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Career Highlights[edit]

  • Home Run Titles
1940 Three-I League 29
1942 Southern Association 29
1948 Southern Association 52
1949 American Association 41

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