Chuck Lindstrom

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Charles William Lindstrom

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Biographical Information[edit]

Son of Hall of Famer Freddie Lindstrom, Chuck Lindstrom is arguably one of the greatest players of all time if one looks solely at his major league batting line: 1.000/1.000/3.000. In two career plate appearances, he hit a triple and drew a walk. His one game in the major leagues was in late September of 1958 with the Chicago White Sox.

He attended Northwestern University where his dad was baseball coach.

A catcher, his one hit in the majors was a triple on September 28th against the Kansas City Athletics. Bob Davis was the pitcher. It happened in the same game in which Hal Trosky Jr., the son of another illustrious baseball player, appeared. He is the only non-pitcher to ever triple in his only career at-bat. The pitchers to do it were Eric Cammack, Scott Munninghoff and Eduardo Rodriguez.

He later coached at Lincoln College for many years.

An article [1] indicates that Chuck attended New Trier High School, was a batboy for Northwestern University growing up, and turned down offers from UCLA and USC to play for his father, who coached at Northwestern University. He was a big star at Northwestern, and was offered a pro contract along with Northwestern teammates Jay Hook and Dave Hill.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Richard Tellis: Once Around The Bases, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 1998, pp. 209-220.

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