Chance won the Triple Crown with Charleston (Eastern League) in 1963 and followed
with a strong 1964 rookie season with Cleveland (.279, 14 HR, 75 RBI), batting .340
versus Washington. The Senators traded for him and Manager Gil Hodges
said he was
"the kind of hitter who could wind up leading the league." But the unrelenting bench
jockey had a tendency to gain weight and proved a disappointment. He split the 1965-67
seasons between Washington and Hawaii.