Saturday, January 28, 2017

#376 Andy Kosco

Product of Youngstown Ohio and Youngstown State...well traveled....signed by Detroit for 45K in 1959.....knocked around their system for a few years, nothing impressive....released by the Tigers and picked up by the Twins organization...then proceeded to win the Northern League Triple Crown 1964....Next year bypassed upper A ball and AA in a huge promotion....proceeded to lead the PCL in doubles and RBI while hitting .324....Made Minnesota’s roster in 1966 but played very little, buried by the Twins outfield depth....playing time came with joining the Yankees and Dodgers....hit 19 home runs in LA in 1969....gradually ousted as Dodger went with youth 1970....Trade to Brewers started a rent a player career path....stints in California, Boston, and then Cincinnati in two years time....was an excellent bench player for the 1973 version of the Big Red in 3 hits in 10 at bats in playoff against the Mets....let go in 1974 over ten years later from his first release by the Tigers.

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