Eddie Kasko Stats

Eddie Kasko was born on Saturday, June 27, 1931, in Linden, New Jersey. Kasko was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1957, with the St. Louis Cardinals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Eddie Kasko baseball stats page.

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"I remember telling my dad I was going away to play baseball in Florida. Him and my mom ran a great little grocery store and he didn't want me wasting my time playing baseball. He wanted me working in the store with him, and Joe (brother). So a couple days after Burnsie (Frank Burns) signed me, I told my parents at dinner that I was going to Spring Training, in Florida. He said, 'Why the hell are you to play baseball in Florida? You can play right here, across the street, in Wheeler Park.'" - Eddie Kasko (Kasko, Eddie. Letter to Baseball Almanac. Received by Baseball Almanac, 7 June 2004. Baseball Almanac Collection)

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Eddie Kasko Autograph on a 1973 Topps Baseball Card (#131)

Eddie Kasko Autograph on a 1973 Topps Baseball Card (#131)

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Birth Name:
Edward Michael Kasko
Nickname:
Ed or Eddie
Born On:
06-27-1931  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Linden, New Jersey
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-24-2020 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Richmond, Virginia
Cemetery:
Not Yet Determined
High School:
Linden High School (Linden, NJ)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
04-18-1957 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-10-1966
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Eddie Kasko Pitching Stats

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Eddie Kasko Hitting Stats

1957 26 Cardinals 134 479 59 131 16 5 1 0 35 33 7 53 5 2 0 7 .273 .319 .334
1958 27 Cardinals 104 259 20 57 8 1 2 1 22 21 6 25 1 2 0 9 .220 .277 .282
1959 28 Reds 118 329 39 93 14 1 2 0 31 14 5 38 1 3 0 5 .283 .309 .350
1960 29 Reds 126 479 56 140 21 1 6 1 51 46 0 37 2 4 6 9 .292 .359 .378
1961 30 Reds 126 469 64 127 22 1 2 0 27 32 1 36 2 4 4 4 .271 .320 .335
1962 31 Reds 134 533 74 148 26 2 4 1 41 35 1 44 3 3 5 17 .278 .326 .356
1963 32 Reds 76 199 25 48 9 0 3 0 10 21 4 29 2 2 0 3 .241 .311 .332
1964 33 Colt .45s 133 448 45 109 16 1 0 0 22 37 8 52 8 1 1 9 .243 .302 .283
1965 34 Astros 68 215 18 53 7 1 1 0 10 11 1 20 2 0 4 9 .247 .296 .302
1966 35 Red Sox 58 136 11 29 7 0 1 0 12 15 0 19 1 0 0 5 .213 .291 .287
10 Years 1,077 3,546 411 935 146 13 22 3 261 265 33 353 27 21 20 77 .264 .317 .331

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Eddie Kasko Fielding Stats

1957 Cardinals 2B 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1957 Cardinals 3B 120 117 3,168 337 2.8 324 100 224 13 21 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.76
1957 Cardinals SS 13 9 252 44 3.4 42 18 24 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .955 4.50
1958 Cardinals 2B 12 8 249 57 4.8 56 25 31 1 7 n/a n/a n/a .982 6.07
1958 Cardinals 3B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1958 Cardinals SS 77 64 1,731 309 4.0 297 111 186 12 47 n/a n/a n/a .961 4.63
1959 Reds 2B 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1959 Reds 3B 31 8 297 35 1.1 33 10 23 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .943 3.00
1959 Reds SS 84 82 2,169 464 5.5 453 182 271 11 61 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.64
1960 Reds 2B 33 30 816 163 4.9 159 77 82 4 23 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.26
1960 Reds 3B 86 77 2,082 294 3.4 284 98 186 10 20 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.68
1960 Reds SS 15 10 252 39 2.6 38 19 19 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .974 4.07
1961 Reds 2B 6 2 66 15 2.5 15 7 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.14
1961 Reds 3B 12 3 156 13 1.1 13 6 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1961 Reds SS 112 108 2,760 505 4.5 487 201 286 18 59 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.76
1962 Reds 3B 114 107 2,934 324 2.8 305 101 204 19 18 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.81
1962 Reds SS 21 15 381 72 3.4 68 19 49 4 13 n/a n/a n/a .944 4.82
1963 Reds 2B 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1963 Reds 3B 48 39 1,065 121 2.5 116 41 75 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.94
1963 Reds SS 15 10 267 50 3.3 48 15 33 2 8 n/a n/a n/a .960 4.85
1964 Colt .45s 3B 2 0 12 2 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 2.25
1964 Colt .45s SS 128 119 3,189 630 4.9 616 228 388 14 72 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.22
1965 Astros 3B 2 1 42 5 2.5 5 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
1965 Astros SS 59 53 1,422 254 4.3 248 96 152 6 27 n/a n/a n/a .976 4.71
1966 Red Sox 2B 8 7 165 37 4.6 35 15 20 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .946 5.73
1966 Red Sox 3B 10 9 237 34 3.4 34 11 23 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.87
1966 Red Sox SS 20 13 414 84 4.2 82 29 53 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.35
SS Totals 544 483 12,837 2,451 4.5 2,379 918 1,461 72 303 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.00
3B Totals 426 361 9,999 1,166 2.7 1,116 370 746 50 71 n/a n/a n/a .957 3.01
2B Totals 63 47 1,329 274 4.3 267 125 142 7 35 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.42
10 Years 1,033 891 24,165 3,891 3.8 3,762 1,413 2,349 129 409 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.20

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Eddie Kasko Miscellaneous Stats

1957 Cardinals 6 1 .857 6 0 n/a 479.0 9.0 13.7 - - -
1958 Cardinals 1 2 .333 10 8 n/a 129.5 10.4 11.8 - - -
1959 Reds 2 2 .500 2 9 n/a 164.5 8.7 10.6 - - -
1960 Reds 9 9 .500 8 0 n/a 79.8 12.9 9.4 - - -
1961 Reds 4 3 .571 9 0 n/a 234.5 13.0 17.4 - - -
1962 Reds 3 3 .500 5 1 n/a 133.3 12.1 13.0 - - -
1963 Reds 0 2 .000 15 1 n/a 66.3 6.9 19.9 - - -
1964 Colt .45s 4 6 .400 5 3 n/a 0.0 8.6 20.4 - - -
1965 Astros 1 3 .250 9 0 n/a 215.0 10.8 21.5 - - -
1966 Red Sox 1 0 1.000 24 1 n/a 136.0 7.2 11.3 - - -
10 Years 31 31 .500 93 23 n/a 161.2 10.0 13.6 - - -

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Eddie Kasko Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1957 St. Louis Cardinals 10 Undetermined - -
1958 St. Louis Cardinals 10 Undetermined - -
1959 Cincinnati Reds 10 Undetermined - -
1960 Cincinnati Reds 10 Undetermined - -
1961 Cincinnati Reds 10 Undetermined Stats Stats
1962 Cincinnati Reds 10 Undetermined - -
1963 Cincinnati Reds 10 Undetermined - -
1964 Houston Colt .45s 11 Undetermined - -
1965 Houston Astros 11 Undetermined - -
1966 Boston Red Sox 2 $23,000.00 - -
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Edward Michael Kasko was a Major League Baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals (1957-1958), Cincinnati Reds (1959-1963), Houston Colt .45s (1964), Houston Astros (1965), and Boston Red Sox (1966). When Eddie, his nickname, took the field on April 18, 1957 , he became the first Linden High School graduate to reach the majors!

On September 30, 1964 , Eddie Kasko pinch hit for Turk Farrell , in a game played at Candlestick Park, and became the last player in a Colt .45s uniform to wear #11 . When he took the field again, on April 25, 1965 , he became the first player in an Astros uniform to wear #11 !

Eddie Kasko stayed with the Red Sox after hanging up his cleats in 1966, taking over as manager of their minor league affiliates; the Toronto Maple Leafs (1967), Louisville Colonels (1968-1969). In 1970, Kasko succeeded Dick Williams as the manager of the Boston Red Sox and had a successful four-year run, winning 345, losing 295. Over the next twenty-plus years, Kasko stayed in Boston as a scout (1974-1977), the Director of Scouting (1977-1998), and the Vice President of Player Development (1992-1994). in 2010, he was enshrined in the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.

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