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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charles Albert “Chief” Bender

(1884-1954)

 
 
Charles Albert "Chief" Bender Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 2, 2010
1. Charles Albert "Chief" Bender Marker
Inscription. One of baseball's great pitchers. Bender played for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1903-14, helping them to win 5 pennants and 3 world championships. After winning 212 games over 16 seasons and becoming one of the first World Series stars, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954. His mother was one-half Chippewa, and he attended Carlisle Indian Industrial School on this site from 1898-1901.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.544′ N, 77° 10.519′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Ashburn Drive. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the United States Army War College. ID required to enter base and vehicle is thoroughly inspected. Buildings may not be photographed. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hessian Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Cemetery (approx. mile away); The Carlisle Indian Industrial School (approx. mile away); Carlisle Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carlisle
Charles Albert "Chief" Bender image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1909
2. Charles Albert "Chief" Bender
Of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing forward
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Truscott Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marianne Moore (approx. 0.7 miles away); Flexibility, Firepower, and Mobility (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Albert "Chief" Bender - Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Charles Albert Bender - National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Athletic Field where marker is located. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 2, 2010
3. Athletic Field where marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 1, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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