Theodore Bernard "Big Klu" Kluszewski (September 10, 1924 – March 29, 1988) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman who spent most of his 15-year career playing for the Cincinnati Reds.
Kluszewski was a National League (NL) All-Star for four seasons (batted .500). During ten major league seasons, he hit over .290 three-times and over .300 seven-times. In 1954. he hit a career high .326 and was the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) runner-up; he led the NL in home runs (49), RBI (141), and fielding average (.996). In 1959, Kluszewski was traded late in the season to the Chicago White Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted .297 for the White Sox without committing an error, helping the "Go Go" White Sox of the 1950s clinch the American League pennant.
In 1962, he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
By Dean Hanley
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