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Ted Kluszewski


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: “Big Klu” tore up the league while with the Cincinnati Reds. In 1954 he led the NL with 49 round trippers and 141 RBI. The next year he led the league with 192 hits, and also set a modern league mark by scoring in 17 straight games. He averaged 43 homers and 116 RBI from ’53 to ’56. A fan favorite in Cincinnati, at the end of 1957, Klu was traded to Pittsburgh for Dee Fondy. We will see how well that trade works out for the Reds. He bats left and throws left. He is a meaty 6’2” and 225 pounds.


Birth Date: September 10, 1924
Birth Location: Argo, IL
Death Date: March 29, 1988
Death Location: Cincinnati OH, USA
Weight: 225 lb
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Bats: L
Throws: L
Debut Date: April 18, 1947
Final Game Date: October 1, 1961
Years Played: 16
Games Played: 1,718
At Bats: 5,929
Runs: 848
Hits: 1,766
Doubles: 290
Triples: 29
Home Runs: 279
RBIs: 1,028
Stolen Bases: 20
Base on Balls: 492
Batting Average: 0.298
Position: First Baseman

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