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Eddie Kasko, former MLB All-Star and Korean War vet, dies at 88

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Eddie Kasko, a former MLB infielder who was an All-Star throughout his 10-year profession, died Wednesday. He was 88.

The Boston Purple Sox, for whom Kasko performed within the last 12 months of his profession in 1966, introduced his passing. No explanation for loss of life was initially given.

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Kasko served two years within the Korean War from 1952-1954 with the U.S. Military Fight Engineers earlier than making his baseball debut.

He began his profession with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1957 earlier than shifting on to play for the Cincinnati Reds from 1959-1963. He was chosen to the Nationwide League’s 1961 All-Star staff throughout a four-year stretch (1959-1962) when Main League Baseball had two such video games every 12 months.

The New York Occasions wrote at the time that having two All-Star Video games meant more cash for MLB however by 1962 the second recreation was dropped in lieu of paying the gamers extra.

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In 1964 and 1965, Kasko performed for the Houston Colt .45s (later renamed the Astros) and completed his profession with the Purple Sox. He hit .264 with a .648 OPS, 22 residence runs and 261 RBI in 1,077 video games.

The New Jersey native managed the Purple Sox from 1970-1973 however by no means gained greater than 90 video games at the helm.

Following his managerial profession with the Purple Sox, he served as a entrance workplace scout, director of scouting, vice chairman of baseball improvement and helped the group signal gamers like Roger Clemens, Jeff Bagwell and Mo Vaughn.

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He was inducted into the Boston Purple Sox Corridor of Fame in 2010. He’s survived by his two sons, Michael and James. His spouse, Catherine, died in December 2015. That they had been married for 57 years.

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