Monday, January 25, 2016

Chuck Shanklin

Charles Cecil Shanklin, Jr.

September 3, 1921
Indianapolis, IN

August 19, 2006
Avon, IN

1938-39 Decatur Central High School - (High School)
1939-40 Indiana University (College)  Freshmen
1942-43 Indianapolis Pure Oils (Independent)
1943-44 Indianapolis Pure Oils (Independent)
1944-45 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)

Born to Charles (1900-1988) and Ethel (1897-1969)  Shanklin in Indianapolis,
Shanklin attended Indiana for one year before leaving to pursue a baseball career. He pitched in the minor leagues for four seasons, playing in the Cubs, White Sox and Yankee farm systems. He played some for Oshkosh in the NBL and also served in the U.S. Army.In 1943, he also started working for General Motors, and was employed there until his retirement in 1979.

He was married to Marguerite Breedlove and later married Thelma Hall on March 2, 1974.

Minor League Baseball Stats


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