Chaney led the Southern League in homers with 23 in 1968, but never hit more than
3 in a ML season. He spent seven years with the Reds, mostly as backup to shortstop
. "There's a whole bunch of clubs in the majors on which he could
play regularly," said manager Sparky Anderson
. After Chaney was traded to the Braves
in 1976, he became their starting shortstop and had his best year offensively (.252,
50 RBI), but his 37 errors led NL shortstops.