Darrel Lee Chaney is an American former player/annnouncer in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves from 1969 to 1979. In the early 1980s he worked for the Braves as an announcer on their TV and radio broadcasts along with Ernie Johnson Sr., Skip Caray and Pete van Wieren. He was on the Atlanta Braves Baseball Radio Network as well as WTBS-TV.
Chaney was selected by the Reds in the 1966 draft, and later led the Southern League with 23 home runs in 1968, earning him a spot on the Reds' roster in 1969, playing mostly as a backup shortstop behind Reds star Dave Concepción. His most notable year was 1976, his first season after being traded to Atlanta. As the Braves' regular shortstop, Chaney batted .252 with one home run and 50 RBI. Over the next three seasons, however, he was unable to hold the job against competition from two other players, and was released at the end of the 1979 season.
In 915 career games, Chaney hit for a .217 batting average, with 14 home runs, 190 runs batted in, 237 runs scored, 458 hits, 75 doubles, 17 triples and 19 stolen bases.
Graduate of Morton High School. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Major League Alumni Marketing and a Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing at a retail services organization .