The 5'9" Venezuelan batted .265
as a reserve second baseman with the NL Champion
Reds of 1961. In Game Two of that World Series, Chacon hit a key bloop single off
the Yankees' Ralph Terry, and scored the winning run in the Reds' only victory. In
1962 Chacon was the shortstop for the original Mets.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 9, 1961: Cincinnati wins its 16th straight game against Philadelphia as Joey Jay blanks the Phils 5–0. It is the 13th loss in a row for the Quakers, their longest string of defeats since 1936: they've won just one in 19 games. Elio Chacon hits his first ML homer, off Don Ferrarese.