Charles James Derrington (born November 29, 1939), nicknamed "Blackie", is an American former professional baseball player, a pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1956 to 1957 who played for the Chicago White Sox.
Derrington was a 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 190 lb (86 kg) left-hander who signed with the White Sox when he was 16 years of age on September 12, 1956. As a bonus player, he was kept on Chicago's 1956 Major-League roster and made his American League debut on September 30 at 16 years and 10 months of age as the starting pitcher against the Kansas City Athletics at Municipal Stadium. Derrington lasted six innings, surrendering nine hits and five earned runs. He was the losing pitcher in a 7-6 contest on the closing day of the 1956 White Sox season.
The following year, Derrington appeared in 20 games played and 37 innings, going winless with one defeat and posting a 4.86 earned run average. He made his final appearance of his MLB career at age 17 and 10 months. Derrington then played minor league baseball until his retirement after the 1961 season.
By Dean Hanley
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