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Donald Eulon Kessinger (born July 17, 1942 in Forrest Citymarker, Arkansasmarker) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. Kessinger, a six-time All-Star, graduated from the University of Mississippimarker, where he was initiated into the Sigma Nu Fraternity, and was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1964.

Kessinger was not particularly renowned for his offensive production, but played an excellent defensive game at shortstop. In three different seasons with the Cubs, he turned 100 or more double plays. He won the Gold Glove for shortstops in 1969 and 1970.

Eventually Kessinger went on to play for the crosstown Chicago White Sox, becoming a player-manager in 1979. However, he resigned before the end of the season and retired as a player on August 2, 1979. In 1978, he earned the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.

Career Hitting
G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2,078 7,651 1,931 254 80 14 899 527 684 759 .252 .314 .312 .626


Personal

His son Keith Kessinger had a brief career as a major league baseball player.

References

  1. Baseball-Reference.com.


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