Ray Chapman

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Birthday
15, 1891
Birthplace
Beaver Dam, KY
Death Date
Aug 17, 1920 (29)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1891
Birthplace
Beaver Dam, KY
Death Date
Aug 17, 1920 (29)

About

MLB shortstop for Cleveland who became the first player to die from from being hit by a pitch.

Before Fame

He was born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky and began playing for the Cleveland Naps in 1912.

Trivia

He was killed by a pitch to the head, which led to the introduction of batting helmets and the banning of the 'spitball' in Major League Baseball.

Family Life

He was married to Kathleen Dal, the daughter of a businessman.

Associated With

He was killed by a pitch thrown by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays.