Hamilton Cardinals players

Posted May 3, 2011
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  1. Ken Boyer

    Ken Boyer


    Kenton Lloyd "Kent" Boyer (May 20, 1931 – September 7, 1982) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman, coach and manager who played on the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers for 15 seasons, 1955 through 1969. He was inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014.

  2. George Kissell

    George Kissell


    George Marshall Kissell (9 September 1920 – 7 October 2008) was an American baseball minor league player, manager, coach, scout, and instructor, as well as a Major League coach, for the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Born in Evans Mills, New York, he graduated from Evans Mills High School and attended Ithaca College, where he earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in history and physical education. As a player he stood 5'8" (173 cm) tall and weighed 175 pounds (79 kg). He threw and batted right-handed.

  3. Marty Kutyna

    Marty Kutyna


    Marion John "Marty" Kutyna (born November 14, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former right-handed pitcher in professional baseball. Kutyna spent three full seasons in Major League Baseball, pitching almost exclusively in relief. He stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, weighed 190 pounds (86 kg), and batted right-handed.

  4. Tom Burgess

    Tom Burgess


    Thomas Roland Burgess (September 1, 1927 – November 24, 2008) was a Canadian baseball player, coach and manager. An outfielder and first baseman, Burgess had two trials in Major League Baseball—a 17-game stint with the 1954 St. Louis Cardinals and a full season with the 1962 Los Angeles Angels. He then forged a long career as a minor league manager and served as a Major League coach with the New York Mets (1977) and Atlanta Braves (1978). In his playing days, he threw and batted left-handed and stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg).

  5. Ralph Beard

    Ralph Beard


    Ralph William Beard (February 11, 1929 – February 10, 2003) was an American professional baseball player, a right-handed pitcher whose ten-season (1947–1956) pro career included 13 games pitched for the 1954 St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. Beard, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, attended the University of Cincinnati. He stood 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg).

  6. Stu Miller

    Stu Miller


    Stuart Leonard "Stu" Miller (December 26, 1927 – January 4, 2015) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1952–56), Philadelphia Phillies (1956), New York/San Francisco Giants (1957–62), Baltimore Orioles (1963–67) and Atlanta Braves (1968). He batted and threw right-handed. In a 16-season career, Miller posted a 105–103 record with a 3.24 earned run average, 1164 strikeouts, and 154 saves in 704 games pitched (93 as a starter).

  7. Ron Plaza

    Ron Plaza


    Ronald Charles Plaza (August 24, 1934 – April 15, 2012) was American professional baseball player, coach and manager. Though he never made it to Major League Baseball as a player, he was a coach at the MLB level for the Seattle Pilots, Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics. Later in life, he resided in St. Petersburg, Florida, and worked with Oakland as scout and coach for their minor league operations.

  8. Hal Smith

    Hal Smith


    Harold Raymond Smith (June 1, 1931 – April 12, 2014) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1956–61) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1965). Smith batted and threw right-handed; he stood 5 feet 10½ inches (1.8 m) tall and weighed 186 pounds (84 kg). After Smith's playing career was curtailed by a heart ailment during the 1961 season, he became a longtime employee of the Cardinals' organization as Major League coach, minor league manager and scout. He also coached in MLB for the Pirates (1965–67), Cincinnati Reds (1968–69) and Milwaukee Brewers (1976–77).

  9. Pidge Browne

    Pidge Browne


    Prentice Almont "Pidge" Browne (March 21, 1929 – June 3, 1997) was an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, he was a longtime minor league star who had a half-season trial in Major League Baseball in 1962 in his 13th and final professional season at the age of 33. That year, as a member of the first-ever Houston Colt .45s squad, he participated in another unusual feat, representing a Houston-based professional baseball team at three different levels — Double-A (with the 1956–1957 Houston Buffaloes of the Texas League), Triple-A (with the 1959 and 1961 Buffs of the American Association) and MLB (with the 1962 Colt .45s, known as the Astros since 1965).

  10. Fred Koenig

    Fred Koenig


    Fred Carl Koenig (April 27, 1931 – January 12, 1993) was an American first baseman and manager in minor league baseball and a coach and farm system director at the Major League level. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Koenig threw and batted right-handed and stood 6'3" (190 cm) and weighed 210 pounds (95 kg) in his playing days. He graduated from St. Louis' Central High School and attended the University of Illinois.

  11. Frank Gravino

    Frank Gravino


    Frank John Gravino (January 29, 1923 - April 5, 1994) was a longtime minor league baseball outfielder who played from 1940 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1954. Known as the "greatest slugger in Northern League history," he hit .292 with 271 home runs and a .583 slugging percentage in his 12-year career.

  12. Wally Shannon

    Wally Shannon


    Walter Charles Shannon (January 23, 1933 – February 8, 1992) was an American professional baseball player, a second baseman and shortstop who appeared in parts of two seasons for the 19591960 St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he batted left-handed, threw right-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 178 pounds (81 kg). He was the son of Walter G. Shannon, a longtime scout, director of scouting, and front office executive for the Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, California Angels and Milwaukee Brewers.

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