Chuck Coles
Jefferson High School
Waynesburg College
Baseball – Posthumous

 Turned professional at age 19 in 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers
farm club at Valdosta, GA.

 Won the league batting championship with a .355 average

 MVP of the league’s All Star game

 Played minor league baseball from Toronto to Cuba where Fidel Castro once threw out the first ball in one of Coles’ games.

 Played AAA baseball in Elmira, Nashville & Albuquerque

 In 1957 at Albuquerque, Coles batted .344 in 604 at bats with 208 hits, 26 home runs and 122 RBIs

 Member of the 1958 Cincinnati Reds as a first baseman and outfielder

 Played with Harvey Haddix, Frank Robinson, Gus Bell,
Don Newcombe, Bob Purkey, Joe Nuxhall, Smokey Burgess,
Roy McMillan and Don Hoak

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