Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski

Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski

by William A. Cook


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786469994
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2012
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 574,859
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

William A. Cook is the author of numerous books, including 11 on baseball history, and has appeared in productions on ESPN2 and the MLB Network. A former health care administrator and township councilman in North Brunswick, New Jersey, he resides in Manalapan, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 From Argo to Bloomington 5

2 Breaking into the Big Leagues 24

3 A Rising Star 30

4 Big Klu and the Rajah 38

5 Kluszewski Becomes a Baseball Icon 53

6 Kluszewski and the Redlegs Almost Win a Pennant 70

7 Kluszewski's Aching Back 92

8 Traded to Pittsburgh 100

9 World Series Hero in Chicago 110

10 Career Twilight in L.A. 125

11 Kluszewski and the Big Red Machine 136

12 Demoted but Forever Loyal 155

Appendices: 163

A Indiana University/Big Ten Football Records and Data, 1944 and 1945 163

B Ted Kluszewski Statistics 164

C Other Statistics and Data 165

Chapter Notes 169

Bibliography 177

Index 179

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Big Klu: The Baseball Life of Ted Kluszewski 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HenryBeemis More than 1 year ago
Good to see Ted Kluszewski get a book of his own. He was a fine player for a long time, and made White Sox fans extremely happy when he came to the team in 1959. There are a lot of good baseball names in this book. The book is a bit expensive and could have used a little sharper editing, but I would still recommend it, especially for vintage baseball fans. R.I.P. Big Klu.