Originally posted by Steven Gallanter View Post
Yes, Kluszewkski's career had the peak value of a HOFer but he wasn't able to sustain. One of the many interesting things about Klu is the wide variance in the weights he was listed as being.

When I was a kid Klu gave his name to one of those baseball camps that advertised in the back of the SPORTING NEWS. I also remember his mountainous presence lurking in the dugout of the Reds in the 1976 World Series.

Finally, Klu was immortalized in RAIN MAIN By Raymond/Dustin Hoffman as he looked at the baseball card his caregiver Vern has pinned on the wall: "Ted Kluszewski, yeah, Big Cat, traded for Dee Fondy, 1958...main man Vern".