Friday, January 28, 2011

1955 Topps #120 - Ted Kluszewski


Ted Kluszewski (b. 1924 - d. 1988) played in the majors from 1947 to 1961 for the Reds, Pirates, White Sox and Angels. Known as Big Klu, Kluszewski was a powerful force in the lineup. He led the league in home runs in 1954 with 49. He hit 40 or more home runs in three straight seasons (1953 through 1955). He retired with 1,766 hits, 279 home runs and a .298 batting average. After his playing days were over, he served as hitting instructor under Sparky Anderson during the Reds' run in the 1970s.
(DECEASED 68)
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