Bob Chance

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Bob Chance
Bob Chance.jpg
First baseman/Right fielder
Born: (1940-09-10)September 10, 1940
Statesboro, Georgia
Died: October 3, 2013(2013-10-03) (aged 73)
Charleston, West Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1963, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
April 20, 1969, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Batting average.261
Home runs24
Runs batted in112
Games played277
Career highlights and awards

Robert Chance (September 10, 1940 – October 3, 2013) was a first baseman and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators and California Angels in part of six seasons spanning 1963–1969. Listed at 6' 2", 215 lb., Chance batted left handed and threw right handed. He was born in Statesboro, Georgia.[1]

His most productive season in 1964 with the Indians, when he batted a .279 average and posted career numbers in hits (109), runs scored (45), home runs (14), RBI (75) and games played (120).[1]

Additionally, Chance played two seasons in Japan for the Sankei/Yakult Atoms.[1]

In between, Chance played winter ball with the Leones de Ponce of the Puerto Rican League during the 1961-62 season, and for the Cardenales de Lara of the Venezuelan League in 1968-69.[2]

Chance died in 2013 of prostate cancer in Charleston, West Virginia at the age of 73.[3]


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