Chuck McElroy

Born: Oct. 1, 1967 in Galveston, Texas

Pitcher Charles "Chuck" McElroy moved to Port Arthur at an early age.  He graduated from Lincoln High School, where he set the school record for strike-outs (238) as a senior in 1986.


He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies that same year and joined the big league club in 1989. also spent time playing for the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Anaheim Angels, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres before retiring in ...2001. After more than 12 seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily as a relief pitcher, he ended up with a 38-30 record, 608 strikeouts, and a career Earned Run Average of 3.90.


In his 15 year career, primarily as a relief pitcher, he held an Earned run average of 3.90 and had 604 strikeouts. 

McElroy has two sons currently playing in the Cincinnati Reds Minor League system. C.J. McElroy was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011. Satchel McElroy was drafted by the Reds in 2015.

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