MLBPAA mourns loss of founder Chuck Hinton

Hinton was avid supporter of the Legends for Youth Clinic Series

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA), a non-profit organization, mourns the passing of founder and former Major League baseball player Charles Edward (Chuck) Hinton.

"We will forever be grateful not only for Chuck's stewardship in establishing MLBPAA as an organization for the former player, but in doing so the future advancement of the game of baseball," said MLBPAA's Chairman and former teammate James Hannan.

"Even though Chuck left his duties with the MLBPAA years ago, he remained a part of the organization through his dedication to the integrity, quality and service of the game of baseball which remain in place today. We will always appreciate his vision and contributions. On behalf of everyone at MLBPAA, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Hinton family."

Hinton played for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and California Angels from 1961 to 1971. His career totals include 1,353 games played and a .264 batting average with 113 HR and 443 RBIs. He was selected to the All-Star team in 1964 and was the last Washington Senator to hit .300. Hinton's uniform No. 32 is honored in the Washington Wall of Stars.

Hinton was an avid supporter of the MLBPAA's Legends for Youth Clinic Series, coaching at various youth clinics across the nation in an effort to promote the sport of baseball to youth. He enjoyed the camaraderie of ballplayers and attended at least four fundraising events each year.

To make a donation in memory of Hinton, please visit the MLBPAA Donate page.