Chakales won 15 games over parts of seven seasons in the majors. He pitched for five different teams from 1951-1957, breaking in with Cleveland, then suiting up for Baltimore, the White Sox, the Senators and the Red Sox before his career ended in 1957. He appeared in 147 big league games compiling a 15-25 mark and a 4.54 career ERA. Primarily a reliever, he twice crossed the 40-games pitched threshold. His career high was 43 which he reached in 1956 for Washington.
This is one of the older questionnaires that I have. Chakales died in 2010 at his home in Richmond, VA. He was 82-years old.
One other note, he actually kept the card I sent him to sign. It looked like the one pictured, but you may note that the card in the photo is not signed. That is because it is just a picture of Chakale’s 1952 Topps card. In return for the card, Chakales sent me two autographed note cards. They look like this.
Bob Chakales – career stats