Don Kessinger

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Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
Arkansas
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
Arkansas

About

Chicago baseball legend who spent the majority of his career as a shortstop for the Cubs and White Sox. He appeared in six All-Star Games, including five straight from 1968 to 1972, and won two straight Golden Glove awards in 1969 and 1970.

Before Fame

He was an All-American in both baseball and basketball at the University of Mississippi. He was signed by the Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1964.

Trivia

Following his playing career, he became the head baseball coach at the University of Mississippi, where he led the Rebels to a school record for wins in 1995.

Family Life

He married fellow Forrest City native Carolyn Crawley in 1965. His sons Kevin and Keith Kessinger were both drafted by MLB teams.

Associated With

He played under Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher during his years with the Cubs.