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Charlie Brewster

Charlie Brewster
Shortstop
Born: (1916-12-27)December 27, 1916
Marthaville, Louisiana
Died: October 1, 2000(2000-10-01) (aged 83)
Alma, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 2, 1943 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
May 29, 1946 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Fielding percentage .904
Putouts 103
Assists 142
Batting average 221
Teams

Charles Lawrence Brewster (December 27, 1916 – October 1,2000) was a right-handed shortstop in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cleveland Indians. He also made two appearances as a second baseman in his brief career.

Cincinnati

Cincinnati originally obtained Brewster through the Rule 5 Draft, selecting him from a Milwaukee minor league team in 1942. He debuted with the Reds on May 2, 1943, going 1-for-8 at the plate in seven games with the club. Cincinnati quickly traded Brewster to the Phillies on June 6 in exchange for Dain Clay.

Philadelphia

With Philadelphia, Brewster found a job as a shortstop, platooning with Glen Stewart. His bat was light, however; in 49 games he hit just .220 and managed only two extra-base hits (both doubles) and 12 RBI.

Chicago and Cleveland

Brewster surfaced with the Cubs in 1944, appearing in ten games and hitting .250 (11-for-44) with two doubles and 2 RBI. After going missing from the major leagues for a year, he had a brief stint with Cleveland in 1946, going 0-for-2 in three games. His final major league appearance was on May 29, 1946. Brewster died on October 1, 2000 in Alma, Georgia.

References

  • Baseball-reference page
  • Stats at The Baseball Cube


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