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Monday, February 28, 2011

1955 Topps #151 - Red Kress

Ralph 'Red' Kress (b. 1907 - d. 1962) played in the majors from 1927 to 1936, 1938 to 1940 and 1946 for the Browns, White Sox, Senators, Tigers and Giants. He retired with 1,454 hits, 89 home runs and a .286 batting average. He is pictured on this card as a coach for the Indians. He also served as a coach with Casey Stengel during the New York Mets' inaugural season. Two months after the season ended, Kress suffered a heart attack and passed away.


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