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By William A. Cook

through the mid–1950s, an not going superstar stood along baseball standouts Mickey Mantle, Henry Aaron and Willie Mays—a slugger with a humorous identify and muscle groups so bulging that he needed to minimize the sleeves off his uniform to swing freely. Ted Kluszewski performed little baseball in his formative years, creating a identify for himself as an alternative as a hard-hitting soccer participant at Indiana college prior to exhibiting power at the diamond and being signed by means of the Cincinnati Reds. among 1953 and 1956, no different participant in significant league baseball hit extra domestic runs than Kluszewski. If now not for a again damage, he may have long gone down in significant league heritage as one its maximum avid gamers. With precise information from either his soccer and baseball careers, this biography chronicles the bizarre odyssey that took Kluszewski to the large leagues and finally made him a ballgame icon within the 1950s.

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