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Cass Michaels
Birth: Mar. 4, 1926
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1982
Grosse Pointe
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Major League Baseball Player. His real name was Casimir Eugene Kwietniewski, and he broke into the major leagues with the Chicago White Sox in 1943 as a third baseman at the age of 17 under that name. Soon he was a fixture at second base and had a 12-year career with the White Sox (1943 to 1950), the Washington Senators (1950 to 1952), the St. Louis Browns (1952), the Philadelphia Athletics (1952 to 1954) and the White Sox (1954). The right-handed hitter played in all 154 games in 1948, when he hit a career-high .308 with 83 runs batted in. He was traded with pitcher Bob Kuzava and outfielder John Ostrowski on May 31, 1950 to the Senators for first baseman Eddie Robinson, pitcher Ray Scarborough and infielder Al Kozar. He was on the American League All-Star team in both 1949 and 1950. He batted seventh and went 0 for 2 before being replaced by Joe Gordon in the 1949 Game at Ebbets Field, won by the AL 11-7. The following year he batted for pitcher Vic Raschi, doubled and scored, but the National League won 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park. He was shipped to the Browns on May 12, 1952 for pitcher Lou Slater and infielder Freddie Marsh, then sold to the A's on August 5. He went back to the White Sox on December 8, 1953. He suffered a fractured skull on August 27, 1954 when hit by a pitch by the A's Marion Fricano. The injury impaired his vision and ended his career. He had a .262 lifetime average, 147 doubles, 46 triples, 53 homers and 501 runs batted in. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
Family links: 
  Michael Kwietniewski (____ - 1930)
  Anna Puzdrowski Kwietniewski (____ - 1961)
  Margaret Mary Michaels (1926 - 1995)*
  John Kwietniewski (1905 - 1921)*
  Stanley Kwietniewski (1923 - 1947)*
  Cass Michaels (1926 - 1982)
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 75, Lot 450, Space 1
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Apr 07, 2006
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