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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ted Kluszewski

First Baseman 1947-57

 

—Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —

 
Ted Kluszewski Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Ted Kluszewski Marker
Inscription.
Ted Kluszewski was an imposing physical specimen, a quintessential power hitter and the inspiration for Cincinnati's sleeveless uniforms. With room for his bulging biceps to move, “Big Klu” muscled his way through the 1950s, averaging 43 home runs and 116 RBIs each season from 1953-56. In addition to his renowned power, Kluszewski also hit with marked consistency, topping .300 seven times in his career while rarely striking out. The fan favorite earned four trips to the All-Star Game and joined the Reds Hall of Fame in 1962. His #18 was retired by the Reds in 1998.
 
Erected 2003 by the Cincinnati Reds.
 
Location. 39° 5.883′ N, 84° 30.496′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Click for map. Marker and statue are just south of the ticket office at Great American Ballpark, about 150 feet from the intersection of Fort Washington Way (US Route 50) and Main Street (Ohio Route 100). Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Robinson (a few steps from this marker); Ernie Lombardi (a few steps from this marker); Joe Nuxhall
Ted Kluszewski Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Ted Kluszewski Statue and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cincinnati Reds (within shouting distance of this marker); Salmon Portland Chase (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Washington Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); World’s Largest Chime Foot Piano (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burnet House (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ted Kluszewski. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ted Kluzsewski's Statistics. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PersonsSports
 
The Spirit of Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
3. The Spirit of Baseball Marker
On wall of Great American Ballpark. A set of sculptures of former Cincinnati Reds greats are on the entrance plaza; Ted Kluszewski, Frank Robinson, Joe Nuxhall, and Ernie Lombardi.
Great American Ballpark Entrance Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
4. Great American Ballpark Entrance Plaza
Kluszewski statue out of sight to left behind wall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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