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Charles Abraham "Chuck" Essegian, Jr. (born August 9, 1931 in Boston, Massachusettsmarker) is a former utility outfielder in Major League Baseball. From 1958 through 1963, Essegian played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1958), St. Louis Cardinals (1959), Los Angeles Dodgers (1959-1960), Baltimore Orioles (1961), Kansas City Athletics (1961, 1963) and Cleveland Indians (1961-1962). He batted and threw right-handed.

Career

In a six-season career, Essegian posted a .255 batting average (260-for-1018) with 47 home runs and 150 RBI in 1018 games played. Following his majors career, he played for the Kintetsu Buffaloes of the Pacific League in 1964. His best season was : .274 BA, 21 HR, 50 RBI, 59 runs, 92 hits, 12 doubles, 106 games – all career-highs

Highlights

During the 1959 World Series set a Series record with two pinch-hit home runs against the Chicago White Sox. The mark was equalled by Bernie Carbo of the Boston Red Sox against the Cincinnati Reds in the 1975 World Series.

Essegian is one of only two men to have played in both the Rose Bowlmarker and the World Series. He played for Stanfordmarker in the 1952 RB and appeared with the Dodgers in the 1959 WS. Jackie Jensen was the first to appear in both, with Californiamarker in the 1949 RB, and for the Yankees in the 1950 WS.

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