Neil Chrisley, 82, played for Tigers, Braves, Senators
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS May 22, 2013 12:54AM
CONWAY, S.C. — Neil Chrisley, a South Carolinian who played major league baseball player in the late 1950s, has died. He was 82.
Bobby Sellers of Goldfinch Funeral Home said Mr. Chrisley died on Saturday at his home in Conway.
Mr. Chrisley was born in Calhoun Falls. He played with the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Braves between 1957 and 1961.
Appearing mostly as a pinch-hitter, Mr. Chrisley’s most productive season was with the Tigers in 1960, when he hit .255 with 5 home runs and 24 runs batted in. He finished his major league career with a .210 average, 16 home runs and 64 RBIs.