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 26, 2014: Jackson Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 27, 2014: Jackson Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
April 27-28, 2014: Houston Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit Tony's Prostate Cancer Research.
May 3, 2014: Lafayette Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 3, 2014: Tulsa Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 4, 2014: Lafayette Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 10, 2014: San Francisco Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 18, 2014: Long Island Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 18-19, 2014: Long Island Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit Kindervision.
May 23-25, 2014: Hall of Fame Classic
This fundraising event will benefit the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
May 24, 2014: Lopatcong Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
May 30, 2014: Memphis Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
June 5, 2014: Birmingham Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
June 7, 2014: Terre Haute Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
June 10, 2014: New Orleans Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
June 21, 2014: Milwaukee Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
June 21, 2014: Sky Sox Event
This fundraising event will benefit the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
June 28, 2014: Springfield Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 12, 2014: Santa Ana Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 19, 2014: Sycamore Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 20, 2014: Commerce Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 20-21, 2014: Commerce Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit KinderVision.
July 26, 2014: Worcester Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 26, 2014: Basalt Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 28, 2014: Belgrade Lakes Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 13, 2014: Baton Rouge Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the Bringing Back Baseball Initiative and Southern University Baseball.
Nov. 18, 2014: Legends for Youth Dinner
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the MLBPAA Legends for Youth Clinic Series.
Complete Event Schedule