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Chick Galloway

Clarence Edward Galloway
Born: Aug. 4, 1896 in Manning, S.C.
Died: Nov. 7, 1969 in Clinton, S.C.
Debut: 1951 | Pos: SS
H: 5’8″ | W: 160 | B: R  | T: R

10 1076 3583 391 946 17 407 79 .264

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A native of Manning, S.C.. and a graduate of Presbyterian College, Chick Galloway was the starting shortstop for the Philadelphia Athletics for six seasons before a freak accident cut his career short.

Galloway’s best season came in 1922, his first year as a fulltime shortstop. He hit .324 in 155 games that season with six home runs and 69 runs batted in. He also had 10 stolen bases in 29 attempts.

In 1923, he finished 8th in the AL MVP voting when he hit .278 and drove in 62 runs.

During the 1927 season, Galloway was struck in the head by an errant batting practice pitch. The accident cracked Galloway’s skull and ended his service as a fulltime player. Galloway played in 77 games in 1927, hitting .265 with 22 RBI.

He played for the Detroit Tigers in 1928, but his career ended after just 53 games there. In his last season, he hit .263 with one home run and 17 runs batted in.

Following his career in baseball, Galloway returned to Clinton and served as the baseball coach for Presbyterian College. Later, he worked as a scout for the Reds, Athletics and Braves. As a scout, he signed Kirby Higbe, a pitcher from South Carolina, to a contract with the Atlanta Crackers.