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Ben Chapman
Chapman
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1908
Date of Death: 1993
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Occupation: Baseball player
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Payne (div. 1935)
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Victorious Opposition
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States
Occupation: Soldier
William Benjamin "Ben" Chapman (December 25, 1908 – July 7, 1993) was an American outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball who played for several teams, most notably the New York Yankees. Although a talented player in his day, Chapman is most remembered for his racist antics on and off the field. He gained particular notoriety in 1947 when he used his position as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies to oppose the presence of Jackie Robinson on the Brooklyn Dodgers on the basis of Robinson's race.

Ben Chapman in Southern Victory

Ben Chapman was a chief assault band leader in the Freedom Party Guards. In 1939, he and his unit delivered former Confederate Vice President Willy Knight to Camp Dependable. Chapman took great pains to personally deliver Knight to the camp warden, Jefferson Pinkard. [1]

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