Charlie Root

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Baseball Player
Date of Birth March 17, 1899
Place of Birth Middletown, Ohio
Date of Death May 11, 1970 (71)
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Charlie Henry "Chinski" Root was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the St. Louis Browns and the Chicago Cubs between 1923 and 1941. Root batted and threw right-handed. He holds the club record for games, innings pitched, and career wins with 201.

About Charlie Root

MLB player who became famous while pitching in the 1932 World Series when Babe Ruth allegedly 'called' a home run.

Before Fame

He started his career with the lowly St. Louis Browns in 1923.


He said that Babe Ruth never called his home run in the World Series in 1932, and said, 'If he pointed to the bleachers, I would have put one in his ear and knocked him on his ass.'

Family Life

He had a daughter, Della, with his wife Dorothy.


He played for the Chicago Cubs for 16 years, the same team as Hall of Fame hitter Ernie Banks.

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