Chip Coulter

Chip Coulter
Second baseman
Born: (1945-06-05) June 5, 1945 (age 69)
Steubenville, Ohio
Batted: Both Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1969 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1969 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average .316
Home runs 0

Thomas Lee "Chip" Coulter (born June 5, 1945 in Steubenville, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. He played second base for the 1969 St. Louis Cardinals.

During his playing days, Coulter was 5'10" tall, weighed 172 pounds, threw right-handed, switch-hit, and wore number 35.

Originally signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1964, Coulter made his major league debut at the age of 24 on September 18, 1969 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, facing pitcher Steve Blass. He finished the game 0-2, and Julián Javier pinch hit for him in the eighth inning.

His second big league game, on September 26, 1969, was against the Montreal Expos. Coulter went 4-5, with a double and three RBIs. The Cardinals won 12-1.

Coulter went 0-10 in his next three games. In his final game, on October 1, 1969, he went 2-2 and hit a triple in his final at-bat, off of Woodie Fryman.

Coulter finished his career with 6 hits in 19 at-bats (a .316 batting average). He appeared in six games, with a double, a triple, three runs, and four RBIs. Coulter walked twice and struck out six times. He committed one error, finishing with a .960 fielding percentage.

After his stint in the majors, Coulter continued playing in the minor leagues. On October 18, 1971, the Cardinals traded him, along with Jim Beauchamp, Harry Parker, and Chuck Taylor to the New York Mets for Art Shamsky, Jim Bibby, Rich Folkers, and Charlie Hudson.

Coulter lives in Toronto, Ohio.


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