Friday, October 28, 2016

TTM Triumph #32: Don Kaiser

Since everyone seems to be about all things Cubs as of late, I figured I might as well get in on it too. Although my minor contribution to the craze will only be to show yet another semi-recent successful return:

Mr. Kaiser's major league career only lasted three years, all with Chicago. Due to his phenomenal high school career, which saw him win 49 of his 50 outings -- with seven no-hitters and two perfect games, Don received a $50,000 signing bonus from the Cubs in 1955.

During his rookie campaign he saw limited action, in the form of 18 total innings, all of which were in relief. Don's first start came on June 2, 1956 against the Dodgers, in which he threw a 2-hit shutout. Unfortunately for him, and the Cubs, this would be his best outing in the majors. Just a year and a half after that start first start, his career in the big leagues would be over, finishing with a 6-15 record and an ERA of 4.15.

Many thanks go out to Mr. Kaiser for signing my card.

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


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    1. As am I. Although it isn't always trying to find usable information on said obscure players.