|Tribe Players of the Past|
Written by Jim Amato (Contact & Archive) on July 21, 2007
The expansion Washington Senators of the early 1960's were a horrible club. One of the few stars they had was the talented outfielder Chuck Hinton. Chuck hit the majors in 1961 and stole 22 bases. In 1962 Hinton established himself with a fine season of 17 HR's, 75 RBI's, 28 SB's and a lofty .310 BA.
Chuck would have two more solid seasons with the Senators and then he came to Cleveland in 1965. That was the year the Tribe had the power of Leon " Daddy Wags " Wagner and returning hero Rocky Colavito. " The Rock " led the AL in RBI's that year. The Tribe also had a solid pitching staff with Sam McDowell, Sonny Siebert and Louie Tiant. Hinton chipped in 18 HR's, 54 RBI's and 17 SB's.
Chuck played for the Tribe through 1967. He spent 1968 with the Angels but returned to Cleveland in 1969. As a part time player in 1970 he hit .318 for the Indians. Hinton's eleven year career ended after the 1971 season.
Chuck Hinton had 1,048 major league hits. He had over 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases.