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
July 30, 2016: Danbury Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 30, 2016: Springfield Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 30, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 31, 2016: Lakewood Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
July 31, 2016: San Antonio Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 3, 2016: Arlington Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 4, 2016: Annapolis Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 5, 2016: Phoenix 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.
Aug. 6, 2016: Basalt Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 7, 2016: Welland Coaches Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 8, 2016: Welland Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 9, 2016: Los Angeles Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 13, 2016: Brooklyn Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 13, 2016: Colorado Springs Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 18, 2016: Leesport Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 18, 2016: Durham 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.
Aug. 20, 2016: Seattle Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 20, 2016: Atlanta 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.
Aug. 24, 2016: Milwaukee Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 27, 2016: Boston Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
August 27, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Aug. 30, 2016: Arlington 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.
Sept. 2, 2016: Denver 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.
Sept. 11-12, 2016: Lake Charles Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the MLBPAA.
Sept. 23, 2016: Jacksonville Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Florida.
Sept. 24, 2016: Jacksonville Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
September 24, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Oct. 13, 2016: Fort Worth Fundraiser
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the MLBPAA Legends for Youth Clinic Series.
October 29, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Nov. 15, 2016: Legends for Youth Dinner
This MLBPAA fundraising event will benefit the MLBPAA Legends for Youth Clinic Series.
November 26, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
December 31, 2016: Visalia Clinic
Legends for Youth Clinics allow the nation's youth to learn from baseball's all-time greats.
Complete Event Schedule