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Eddie Kasko passes away at 88
11 months ago  ::  Jun 25, 2020 - 3:38PM #1
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BOSTON -- Eddie Kasko, an All-Star infielder who managed the Boston Red Sox and spent nearly three decades with the team in a variety of roles, died Wednesday. He was 88.

The Red Sox announced Kasko's death Wednesday night, three days shy of his 89th birthday. No cause was given.

Kasko played 10 seasons in the major leagues from 1957 through 1966 and was an All-Star shortstop for the National League champion Cincinnati Reds in 1961. He batted .318 in the World Series that year, leading the Reds with seven hits during their five-game loss to a mighty New York Yankees team that featured Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford.

After spending his final season on the field with the Red Sox, the New Jersey native stayed in the organization to manage its Triple-A club from 1967 through 1969. He was hired as Boston's big league skipper at only 38 years old in October 1969.

11 months ago  ::  Jun 25, 2020 - 8:56PM #2
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This belongs in the MLB forum.  

11 months ago  ::  Jun 26, 2020 - 9:02AM #3
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Jun 25, 2020 -- 8:56PM, NW wrote:

This belongs in the MLB forum.  

Those rules aren't enforced in the off-season.

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