Future American League Rookie of the Year Chris Chambliss is born.
Chambliss earned that top rookie honor in his first season in the Majors in 1971 after being drafted with the first overall pick by the Cleveland Indians in the …
Chris Chambliss is selected as the American League Rookie of the Year. He joins Herb Score as just the second Cleveland Indians player to receive the honor.
The Cleveland first baseman receives eleven of 24 first place votes possible in …
As the 1971 season dawned, Chris Chambliss was touted as the Indians’ next hot prospect at first base.
Those predictions appeared true by the end of the season, as he was named the team’s first Rookie of the Year winner since Herb Score in 1957.
But while a host injuries ensured Score never lived up to his early potential as a player, Chambliss did.
Problem was, he did it in pinstripes.
With the first overall pick in the January portion of the amateur draft, the Cleveland Indians select left-handed hitting Chris Chambliss.
Of the seven picks the Indians make in this draft, Chambliss will be the only one to reach the …