Friday, April 24, 2015

Ted Kazanski for Bill Kunkel in 1964, and 1960 purchase!

Looking up utilityman Ted Kazanski's stats, we find that he went from the Milwaukee organization in 1963 to the Yankees in 1964, but no transaction info is listed. Off to Google!

And we find this article...

Progress-Index of Petersburg, VA for Apr. 22 1964

Stating that Kazanski was obtained by Richmond (Yankees AAA) from Toronto (Braves AAA) for pitcher Bill Kunkel in the offseason between 1963 and 1964. Success!

A check of Kunkel's record shows that he indeed went to Toronto in 1964. Both of these players have a couple more undocumented stops in their careers, can we find out more?

Kunkel from
Kazanski from Topps/eBay

We've found another transaction involving Kazanski, as well as first baseman Earl Hersh:

Buffalo NY Courier Express from May 21, 1960  

This article mentions that Kazanski and Hersh were purchased from the Braves by Toronto (Cleveland AAA) on May 20, 1960 for $25,000.


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