Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chuck Diering, former outfielder for the Cardinals, Giants and Orioles, dies at 89

Chuck Diering, who spent nine seasons in the major leagues as an outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles, New York Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals, passed away Friday after taking a fall at his home in Spanish Lake, Mo. He was 89.

Diering, a brilliant center fielder, spoke vividly in a 2011 interview about his brief stop with the New York Giants, and his thoughts on the current state of the game.

Chuck Diering - 1951 Bowman - Wikimedia Commons
His expert outfield patrol was chronicled in Jason Aronoff's 2009 book, "Going, Going ... Caught!" which chronicles many of the flyhawks of baseball's Golden Era that were not captured on film, including a section devoted to Diering's marvelous catches.


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