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Charles "Chuck" Belas

Softball ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

Charles (Chuck) Belas may not have gained the fame of Eddie Feigner and his “King and His Court" softball team, but Chuck is nevertheless generally recognized as the finest fireballing right hander in Beaver County history. Six-foot-two-inch Chuck was the center on Aliquippa High School’s 1941 championship basketball team, but softball was his best sport. He started his career at age 15 and for the next 20 years dominated the sport, pitching 50 to 60 games per year and winning at least 90 percent each season. Chuck was considered the premier pitcher of the area, playing against the best competition both locally and on the national level. In 1942 he pitched in 78 games, with a record of 72-4-2. In one game he pitched a no hitter and struck out 25 of 27 batters. In his 20 year career he won over 1000 games including 67 no hitters and four perfect games. He was also a potent batter and had a .417 batting average in 1947. He finished his career batting better than .300.