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Chick Shorten

Chick Shorten
Chick Sorten, 1922 E120 American Caramel card
Born: (1892-04-19)April 19, 1892
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Died: October 23, 1965(1965-10-23) (aged 73)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 22, 1915 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1924 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average .275
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 134

Charles Henry "Chick" Shorten (1892–1965), born and died in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Playing career

Shorten played eight seasons of Major League Baseball with the Boston Red Sox (1915–1917), Detroit Tigers (1919–1921), St. Louis Browns (1922), and Cincinnati Reds (1924). He played in 527 games, including 352 as an outfielder and the rest as a pinch hitter. Shorten had a career batting average of .275 with 370 hits, 51 doubles, 20 triples, 3 home runs, and 134 RBIs.

Shorten played two games in the 1916 World Series for the Boston Red Sox, and collected 4 hits in 7 at-bats for a .571 World Series batting average. He was also caught stealing twice in the 1916 World Series, negating two of his hits.

He hit for a career-high .315 average in 95 games for the Tigers in 1919. In 352 games in the outfield, Shorten had a .985 fielding percentage, 23 points higher than the average outfielder of that time.

In 1925, he was the manager of the Reading Keystones in the International League.

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