Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1976 Hostess #134 - Don Kessinger

  • Don Kessinger had spent 11 seasons as the shortstop for the Chicago Cubs. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals after the 1975 season.
  • Kessinger was expected to help provide leadership for a young infield. Cardinals manager Red Schoendienst placed Don in the #2 spot behind leadoff hitter Lou Brock.
  • Don played one full season for the Cardinals in 1976, batting .243 in 145 games. 
  • The emergence of Garry Templeton in 1977 relegated Kessinger to a utility role. Don was traded to the Chicago White Sox in August 1977.
  • Before peak, peak, or after peak? after peak

1 comment:

  1. Is that a airbrushed pic, do you think? That's a rarity on Hostess cards.