Ted Kluszewski

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Birthday
10, 1924
Birthplace
Summit, IL
Death Date
Mar 29, 1988 (63)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1924
Birthplace
Summit, IL
Death Date
Mar 29, 1988 (63)

About

4-time All-Star who slugged 49 home runs for the Cincinnati Reds in 1954. He became hitting coach of the Reds after retirement, helping the team win back-to-back World Series Championships in 1975 and 1976.

Before Fame

He was a standout tight end for the University of Indiana's football team.

Trivia

He earned the nickname 'Big Klu' for the powerful home runs he hit during his career.

Family Life

He married Eleanor Kluszewski in 1946.

Associated With

He served as the hitting coach under manager Sparky Anderson for the Cincinnati Reds.