A veteran of nine big league seasons, Diering played for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Baltimore Orioles from 1947-1956. An outfielder, Diering had three seasons where he played 128 games or more. His best year came in 1949 with the Cardinals. He played in 131 games that season, hitting .263 with 60 runs scored. Never much of a power threat, Diering finished that season with three home runs, which was the most he would ever hit in one season. For his career, Diering hit .249 with 14 home runs. Prior to hit baseball career, Diering served for four years in the Army during World War II. He died near St. Louis on Nov. 23, 2012.
As Diering notes, he was named the Orioles MVP their first year in Baltimore. He hit .258 that season for the former St. Louis Browns.
Chuck Diering – career stats