Shaw University alum and Major League Baseball player Chuck Hinton died on Saturday.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Shaw University Hall of Famer Charles “Chuck” Hinton passed away Sunday. He was 78 years old. Hinton had an 11-year major league career and made an appearance in the All-Star game in 1964.
At Shaw, Hinton batted over .300 and was named to the 1955 All-CIAA team.
He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 1956, and made his major league debut with the Washington Senators in 1961.
Over his 11-year major league career, he hit .264 and amassed 113 home runs. As a utility player, he played four years for the Senators, six years for the Cleveland Indians and one for the California Angels.
His best year statistically came in 1962 when he hit .310 with 17 home runs and had 75 runs batted in. He finished 29th in the MVP voting that season. He also hit over .300 in 1970, when he hit .318 with nine home runs and 29 RBI.
In 1964, he was named to the American League All-Star team.
Hinton was born on May 3, 1934, in Rocky Mount, N.C. , and passed away in his home in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife, Irma, and three of their four children. He also is survived by three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are being finalized through Bacon Funeral Home of Washington, D.C.