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Klein, Chuck

John P. Rossi

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Klein, Chuck (07 October 1904–28 March 1958), baseball player, was born Charles Herbert Klein near Southport, Indiana, the son of Frank Klein and Margaret Vacker, farmers. Klein was a star athlete at Southport High School, from which he graduated in 1923. He worked briefly on a construction road gang and in a steel mill, where he developed his 6′, 185-pound frame by hurling 200-pound ingots....

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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