Travis Chapman
New York Yankees – No. 75
Third baseman / First base coach
Born: (1978-06-05) June 5, 1978 (age 44)
Jacksonville, Florida
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 2003, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 9, 2003, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average.000
At bats1
Hits0
Teams
As player
As coach

Travis Adrian Chapman (born June 5, 1978) is an American former professional baseball third baseman, who played one game in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2003.[1]

Playing career

Chapman attended Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida.[2] He enrolled at Mississippi State University, where he played college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League in 1998.[3] He was drafted by the Phillies in the 17th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft and played his first professional season with the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League.

The Phillies promoted Chapman to the major leagues on September 2, 2003. He appeared in one MLB game, on September 9, 2003, against the Atlanta Braves. He pinch hit for Tomás Pérez in the seventh inning against Braves pitcher Jung Bong and flew out to right field. Chapman finished the game at third base.[4]

Chapman spent seven seasons in the minor leagues with the Phillies, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations before retiring after the 2006 season. In 1,771 career minor league at bats, he hit .286, with 41 home runs.[5]

Coaching career

Chapman became coach with the New York Yankees farm team, the Charleston RiverDogs and coached in the team's minor leagues in a variety of capacities for several years.[6]

After the 2021 season, the Yankees promoted Chapman to the major league coaching staff as their first base and infield coach.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Travis Chapman Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Phillies Travis Chapman had one hitless at-bat". MLB.com.
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Players from the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Cape Cod Baseball League. October 28, 2015. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Chapman's Phillies stint brief but thrilling". MLB.com.
  5. ^ Collins, Donnie (March 29, 2013). "Chapman back in camp, this time in pinstripes". thetimes-tribune.com. The Scranton Times-Tribune. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  6. ^ (Blogger), Mike (March 4, 2019). "Yankees announce 2019 minor league coaching staffs". riveraveblues.com. River Ave Blues. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "New York Yankees finalize coaching staff, add former Gold Glove third baseman Eric Chavez". 21 December 2021.