Friday, September 25, 2015
#61 Eddie Kasko
Eddie Kasko Cincinnati Reds
Career: After a long minor league stretch, a couple of years in the service and a couple with the Cardinals Kasko played from 1959 through 1963 with the Reds. He was the club's starting shortstop or third baseman during that time and put up some pretty good hitting numbers. He hit .318 (7 for 22) in the 1961 World Series loss to the Yankees. He finished his career with the Astros and Red Sox. He managed the Red Sox for four seasons in the early 70s leading them to a couple of second place finishes and a couple of thirds.
In 1960: This was his best season at the plate. He had career highs in homers (6), RBI (51), batting average (.292) and OBP (.359).
WikiFacts: I bet not many of the players in this set actually have a Twitter account. Kasko does!
The Card: That's Wrigley Field! And cream colored cardboard and a Season's Highlights block. What more could you ask for?