Chas McCormick was born April 19, 1995, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is a right fielder in the MLB.
He attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania, an NCAA Division II school, and played baseball for the Millersville Marauders. McCormick set Millersville career records in hits, runs, RBIs, and triples, became the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's all-time hits leader, was named All-PSAC East four times, was named the PSAC East Athlete of the Year, and was named an All-American.
He was drafted by the Astros in the 21st round of the draft in 2017. He signed for a signing bonus of $1,000. In 2019, he was named an MiLB.com Houston Organization All-Star. Through 2019, his minor league performance in 1126 plate appearances he batted .276/.360/.400 with 20 home runs and 41 steals (in 53 attempts).
McCormick made the Astros wild card playoff roster in 2020.
McCormick made the Astros' 2022 Opening Day roster. On May 6, he hit a two-run home run in the second inning versus the Detroit Tigers, the go-ahead run in a 3–2 Astros win. His double leading off the seventh inning on May 29 ended a perfect game bid by Texas Rangers' starter Martín Pérez. McCormick then scored the Astros' first run on a Yordan Álvarez single as the Astros won, 3–2. McCormick collected three hits versus the A's on May 31 to end a 2-for-23 slump, capped by a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning versus Frankie Montas that resulted in a 3–1 Astros win. McCormick also hit an RBI single in the fifth inning.
On June 26, 2022, McCormick was optioned to AAA Sugar Land Space Cowboys, but was recalled two days later to replace an injured Michael Brantley. McCormick drove in five runs versus the Chicago White Sox on August 18, hitting a home run in a 21–5 win, tied for second-highest scoring output in team history. On September 9, he hit a home run and drove in three runs versus the Los Angeles Angels to lead the Astros to a 4–3 win.
In Game 1 of the 2022 American League Championship Series (ALCS) versus the New York Yankees, McCormick hit a home run off Clarke Schmidt for the first of his career in the postseason. McCormick would also hit a go-ahead 2-run home run off of Gerrit Cole in Game 3 of the ALCS en route to an Astros sweep.
In the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series, McCormick's catch of a J. T. Realmuto fly ball at the wall at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia helped preserve a 3–2 lead for an eventual Astros win.
The Astros defeated the Phillies the following game for their fourth win in the best-of-seven to give McCormick his first career World Series title.