After a disappointing 2-9 debut in 1948 with the last-place Cubs, Chambers was dealt
to Pittsburgh, where he led Pirate pitchers with 13 victories in 1949 and 12 in 1950.
The 6'3" Oregonian won a career-high 14 games in 1951; he started that season with
Pittsburgh, but went to the Cardinals in the seven-player June trade that moved Joe
Garagiola to the Pirates.