Harmon hit over .300 five consecutive years in the minors but never approached such
numbers in the majors. As a star basketball player at the University of Toledo, he
led the school to the 1943 NIT finals.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 17, 1954:
Nino Escalera becomes the first black to play for the Cincinnati Redlegs when he hits a pinch single in a 5–1 loss to the Braves. In the 7th, another black rookie, Chuck Harmon, follows, pinch hitting for Corky Valentine and popping out.