Buster (Charles Lorenzo) Chatham was born on Christmas day, December 25, 1901 in West, Texas. He played two seasons with the Boston Braves from 1930 to 1931. He played both shortstop and third base. He played in 129 games with 512 plate appearances.
Chatham’s was 5 feet 7 inches and weighed 150 pounds, but he was known as the “Little Giant”.
After his Major League career finished, Chatham played for many years in the Texas League, hitting over .300 in seven seasons and playing shortstop for the championship winning Fort Worth team in 1939 and 1940. Chatham later worked as a scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers.
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Buster passed away on December 15, 1975 at age 73 in Waco, Texas.