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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.