2018 – Special Honoree – Baseball
Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Kazak graduated from Cecil Township High School in 1938.
He made his major-league debut in September 1948 for the St. Louis Cardinals and his last MLB appearance was July 1, 1952 for Cincinnati.
Kazak was the starting third baseman for the 1949 National League All-Star team
The 1949 season was Kazakh’s best in the big leagues. He had a career-high .304 batting average in 92 games. He hit six home runs and three triples.
In his lone MLB All-Star appearance, Kazak went two-for-two
An injury in 1950 cost Kazak his starting position. In 93 games, he had 207 at bats, 42 as a pinch-hitter.