1/29/2013 4:38 P.M. ET

MLBPAA mourns loss of founder Chuck Hinton

Hinton was avid supporter of the Legends for Youth Clinic Series
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA), a non-profit organization, mourns the passing of founder and former Major League baseball player Charles Edward (Chuck) Hinton.

"We will forever be grateful not only for Chuck's stewardship in establishing MLBPAA as an organization for the former player, but in doing so the future advancement of the game of baseball," said MLBPAA's Chairman and former teammate James Hannan.

"Even though Chuck left his duties with the MLBPAA years ago, he remained a part of the organization through his dedication to the integrity, quality and service of the game of baseball which remain in place today. We will always appreciate his vision and contributions. On behalf of everyone at MLBPAA, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Hinton family."

Hinton played for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and California Angels from 1961 to 1971. His career totals include 1,353 games played and a .264 batting average with 113 HR and 443 RBIs. He was selected to the All-Star team in 1964 and was the last Washington Senator to hit .300. Hinton's uniform No. 32 is honored in the Washington Wall of Stars.

Hinton was an avid supporter of the MLBPAA's Legends for Youth Clinic Series, coaching at various youth clinics across the nation in an effort to promote the sport of baseball to youth. He enjoyed the camaraderie of ballplayers and attended at least four fundraising events each year.

To make a donation in memory of Hinton, please visit the MLBPAA Donate page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

MLBPAA Events
April 1, 2017: Brooksville Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 1, 2017: Tempe Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 2, 2017: Peoria Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 3, 2017: Kissimmee Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 8, 2017: St. Petersburg Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 15, 2017: Bridgeport Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 22, 2017: San Luis Obispo Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 29, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 30, 2017: Arlington Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 12, 2017: Kansas City Alumni Day
The Alumni Day Series consists of a pre-game reception hosted at Major League Baseball Stadiums and includes two free tickets for each former player and their guest.
May 13, 2017: Hartford Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 27, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 31, 2017: Eastchester Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit The Chapel School.
June 24, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 9, 2017: Miami Alumni Day
The Alumni Day Series consists of a pre-game reception hosted at Major League Baseball Stadiums and includes two free tickets for each former player and their guest.
July 16, 2017: Eastport Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 19, 2017: Dallas Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 27, 2017: New York Alumni Day
The Alumni Day Series consists of a pre-game reception hosted at Major League Baseball Stadiums and includes two free tickets for each former player and their guest.
July 29, 2017: Springfield Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 29, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 2, 2017: Houston Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit Tony's Prostate Cancer Research Foundation.
Aug. 26, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Sept. 13-14, 2017: Harrisburg Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
Sept. 30, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 14, 2017: Hartford Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 14, 2017: Hartford Coaches Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 28, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 3-5, 2017: Nicaragua Clinics
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 25, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Dec. 30, 2017: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Complete Event Schedule