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Friday, February 22, 2019

Chuck Elder, Insurance Run - 9

Originally published Dec. 3, 2013
Chuck Elder's Cal State Los Angeles team wanted some insurance and Elder gave it to them.

Elder's team having already come back to take the lead in the top of the ninth, Elder smacked an RBI double to give his team an extra run and help lock down this April 1987 win, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Elder went on to turn pro the next year, getting 27 RBI there. Those RBI, though, were spread out over three seasons, Elder's only seasons as a pro.

Elder's professional career began in 1988, taken by the Expos in the 12th round of the draft, out of Cal State Los Angeles. Elder is also known by his given name, Isaac Elder and Isaac Charles Elder.

With Cal State Los Angeles in 1988, Elder helped power his club to a 12-7 win, hitting a three-run home run, according to The Times.

With the Expos, Elder started in the rookie Gulf Coast League. In 52 games, he hit just .152. But, when he did get on base, he was fast. He stole 34 bases. He popped out in one June game.

For 1989, Elder moved to short-season Jamestown. He hit a better .238, knocking in 10. He also stole 15 bases.

Elder arrived at single-A Rockford in 1990. In 89 games there, though, he couldn't bring up his average. He finished with a .227 mark, two home runs and 15 RBI. He also stole 21. It was his final season as a pro.

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