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Ben Chapman (baseball)

MLB Player information
NameBen Chapman
MLB debutApril 15, 1930 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearanceMay 12, 1946 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average.302
Home runs90
Runs batted in977
As player * New York Yankees (1930 1936) * Washington Senators (1936 1937) * Boston Red Sox (1937 1938) * Cleveland Indians (1939 1940) * Washington Senators (1941) * Chicago White Sox (1941) * Brooklyn Dodgers (1944 1945) * Philadelphia Phillies (1945 1946) As manager * Philadelphia Phillies (1945 1948)

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William Benjamin "Ben" Chapman (December 25, 1908 July 7, 1993) was an American outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball who played for several teams, most notably the New York Yankees. During the period from 1926 to 1943, he had more stolen bases than any other player, leading the American League four times. After twelve seasons, during which he batted .302 and led the AL in assists and double plays twice each, he spent two years in the minor leagues and returned to the majors as a National League pitcher for three seasons, becoming player-manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, his final team. In later years, his playing reputation was eclipsed by the role he played in 1947 as manager of the Phillies, opposing the presence of Jackie Robinson on a major league team on the basis of Robinson's race.

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