Chief Bender Signed AUTO photo Philadelphia Athletics Baseball HOF D. 1954 PSA/DNA

Charles Albert "Chief" Bender (D. 1954) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball during the first two decades of the 20th century. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1903-1914), Baltimore Terrapins (1915), Philadelphia Phillies (1916-1917), and Chicago White Sox (1925). Career Highlights include 3× league leader in winning percentage, 2× 20-game winner, 4 Sub-2.00 ERA seasons, pitched no-hitter in 1910, and a 3× World Series champion (1910, 1911, 1913) all with the Athletics. Bender was born in Crow Wing County, Minnesota as a member of the Ojibwa tribe. He, like other players of American Indian heritage, was given the nickname of "Chief", by which he is almost exclusively known today.

Offered is a very rare signed original matte finish photograph that measures 3.5” x 7” in size that we believe derives from the Ambrose Edens collection. Signed in steel tipped fountain pen and dated 1952.  He is pictured in uniform in 1951. 

Encapsulated authentic by PSA/DNA.



Item: 10575

Price: $695.00
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Chief Bender Signed AUTO photo Philadelphia Athletics Baseball HOF D. 1954 PSA/DNA