Grabbed from Baltimore by Washington in the 1960 expansion draft, the graceful Hinton
became a regular outfielder and infield fill-in for the Senators. He had an excellent
1962 season (.310, 17 HR, 75 RBI, 28 steals) and was an All-Star in 1964. Traded
to Cleveland for Woody Held and Bob Chance, Hinton played six years for the Indians,
interrupted by one disappointing season (.195) with California in 1968. Nominally
an outfielder/first EI
baseman, the versatile Hinton played every defensive
position during his ML career.
»May 12, 1963:
At Fenway, Dave Morehead pitches a one-hitter in game two to give the Sox a 4–1 win over Washington. Chuck Hinton homers for the Nats' lone hit.
»July 29, 1963: Chicago's Joel Horlen flirts with a no-hitter against the Senators, going eight 1/3 innings before giving up a bouncing single up the middle to Chuck Hinton. One out later, Don Lock keys a 2–1 Washington win with a home run.
»August 22, 1970:
Defensive replacement Chuck Hinton drives in the Indians winning run in the 10th as the Tribe tops the A's, 6–5. The Indians hit four homers—one by Vada Pinson in the 1st and three consecutive homers by Duke Sims, Graig Nettles, and Eddie Leon in the 6th.