Craig Phillip Chamberlain (born February 2, 1957 in Hollywood, California) is an American former professional baseball player. A pitcher, he appeared in 15 games, including ten starts, in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals in 1979 and 1980. As a rookie with the 1979 Royals, Chamberlain threw three complete game victories in his first three Major League appearances.
Chamberlain was drafted in the first round of the secondary phase of the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft after attending Long Beach City College and the University of Arizona. The 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 190 lb (86 kg) right-hander made his professional debut in 1979 at the Double-A level and won 12 of 21 decisions, with 11 complete games and a sparkling 2.59 earned run average. In August 1979, the Royals summoned him to the Major Leagues and he made his first start on August 12.
By Dean Hanley
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