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Ray Chapman


A short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Ray was born January 15, 1891, in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. At age 19 he played his first pro ball, splitting the 1910 season between the Springfield Senators and the Davenport Prodigals in the IIIL League. The next season he really started to get a handle on the bat and, after playing well for Davenport moved up to the Toledo Mud Hens at the end of the year. Batted .310 for them in 1912 so Cleveland brought him to the big club in time to play 31 games for them and hit .312. Usually found at the short-stop position but can play the second bag and even the outfield if needed.


Birth Date: January 15, 1891
Birth Location: Beaver Dam, KY
Death Date: August 17, 1920
Death Location: New York NY, USA
Weight: 170 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: August 30, 1912
Final Game Date: August 16, 1920
Years Played: 9
Games Played: 1,051
At Bats: 3,785
Runs: 671
Hits: 1,053
Doubles: 162
Triples: 81
Home Runs: 17
RBIs: 364
Stolen Bases: 233
Base on Balls: 452
Batting Average: 0.278
Position: Short Stop

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