Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
First Baseman 1947-57
—Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —
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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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 Century • Notable Persons • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2012. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.