Chris Chambliss

Chris Chambliss

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Carroll Christopher Chambliss (born December 26, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball player who played from to for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. On November 4, 2010, Chambliss was hired as the hitting coach of the Seattle Mariners.Stone, Larry (2010, November 4) Hitting Coach Chambliss is Only Member of Seattle Coaching Staff with No Ties to Manager Eric Wedge or the Mariners. The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2011-04-06, from

Playing career

Before the majors

Chambliss led the American Association with a .342 batting average while playing for the Wichita Aeros in 1970.


In 1970, Chambliss was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round (1st pick overall) of the free-agent draft (January 17, 1970) and in 1971, was named AL Rookie of the Year. Chambliss played first base and was known as a great clutch hitter throughout his career.

He was dealt to the Yankees from the Indians in April along with pitchers Cecil Upshaw and Dick Tidrow for Fritz Peterson, Fred Beene, Tom Buskey, and Steve Kline in a much criticized multi-player deal.


In , he received his only selection to the All-Star team.

In the 1976 American League Championship Series, his first-pitch, walk off home run off Mark Littell of the Kansas City Royals gave the Yankees their first trip to the World Series since 1964.

Chambliss was the hitting star of the 1976 ALCS, as he also hit a two-run homer in Game 3 to help the Yankees win that...
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