Eddie Kasko

Eddie Kasko

Birth
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 24 Jun 2020 (aged 88)
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 211788599 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player, Manager. For ten seasons (1957 to 1966), he played at the second base, shortstop and third base positions with the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox. Born Edward Michael Kasko, he made his initial impression on the baseball diamond during his years at Linden High School in New Jersey. Signed as an amateur free agent by the St. Louis Browns in 1949, he spent time with the Philadelphia Phillies' and Baltimore Orioles' organizations before he was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1955. His professional career was delayed for two years while he served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He made his Major League debut on April 18, 1957 after securing the starting third baseman position with the Cardinals. He distinguished himself when he achieved all star status in 1961 and experienced a National League Pennant-winning season with the 1961 Cincinnati Reds. During the 1961 World Series against the New York Yankees, he produced a .318 batting average. In 1,077 career regular season games, he compiled 935 hits with a lifetime .264 batting average. After retiring as a player, he served as a Minor League manager before returning to the big leagues where he served as manager of the Boston Red Sox from 1970 until 1973. He remained with the Red Sox organization and served as a scout and later director of scouting and vice president of player development. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2010.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 24 Jun 2020
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