Former Howard Baseball Coach Releases BookMay 23, 2002
In the wake of news that Washington, D.C. may finally get another baseball
team, former Washington Senators' star and Howard baseball coach, Chuck
Hinton, has released a new book, "My Time At Bat."
Hinton is the founder of The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. His eleven year Major League career included stints with the expansion Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, and California Angels. He was voted into the 1964 All-Star game.
In his professional career, he played every position except pitcher. He has the distinction of being the last Senator to hit over .300. He has also enjoyed success as a baseball coach, holding the head coaching position at Howard University for twenty eight years. No other MEAC team has won more championships or more games. Now retired, he resides with his wife Irma in Washington, D.C.
My Time At Bat is Hinton's tale of success in a career where the odds were clearly not in his favor. He took a chance and hitchhiked 300 miles for a baseball tryout and made it. He reveals his secrets about how he stayed there for eleven years.
In the early '60s, he led the Senators in batting three out of the four seasons he played for the team. He also led that team in stolen bases and triples all four years. His Minor League career highlights include 1959 Rookie of the Year, back-to-back league batting championships and league Most Valuable Player.
But this book offers much more. Chuck Hinton persevered just as much off the field. He offers many principles to live by that will benefit everyone, male or female, in any walk of life. It was important to him to be more than a Major League player. He strove to be a Major Person in everything he did.