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Don Kessinger Don Kessinger
Full name: Donald Eulon Kessinger
Born: July 17, 1942, Forrest City, Arkansas
First Game: September 7, 1964; Final Game: July 31, 1979
Managed First Game: April 6, 1979; Managed Final Game: August 1, 1979
Bat: Both Throw: Right Height: 6' 1" Weight: 170
Bats right 1964 and 1965
Father of Keith Kessinger
SS on TSN NL All-Star Team (1968 to 1970)
NL Gold Glove as SS (1969 to 1970)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1964 CHI N Daily Splits    4    12    1    2   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .167  .167  .167  -0.2 1964 CHI N
1965 CHI N Daily Splits  106   309   19   62   4   3   0   14   20   1   44   2   3   2   0   6i  5    1   2  .201  .252  .233  -0.6 1965 CHI N
1966 CHI N Daily Splits  150   533   50  146   8   2   1   43   26   5   46   0  15   4   0  14i 11   13   7  .274  .306  .302  -2.5 1966 CHI N
1967 CHI N Daily Splits  145   580   61  134  10   7   0   42   33   1   80   4   7   4   0  16   3    6  13  .231  .275  .272  -3.2 1967 CHI N
1968 CHI N Daily Splits  160   655   63  157  14   7   1   32   38   1   86   2  11   1   0   9   7    9   9  .240  .283  .287   1.1 1968 CHI N
1969 CHI N Daily Splits  158   664  109  181  38   6   4   53   61   4   70   1   6   5   0  15   5   11   8  .273  .332  .366   3.3 1969 CHI N
1970 CHI N Daily Splits  154   631  100  168  21  14   1   39   66   6   59   2  10   2   0   5  12   12   6  .266  .337  .349   0.9 1970 CHI N
1971 CHI N Daily Splits  155   617   77  159  18   6   2   38   52   6   54   3  14   1   0  11  11   15   8  .258  .318  .316   0.7 1971 CHI N
1972 CHI N Daily Splits  149   577   77  158  20   6   1   39   67   8   44   2  13   1   0  11  11    8   7  .274  .351  .334   2.8 1972 CHI N
1973 CHI N Daily Splits  160   577   52  151  22   3   0   43   57  18   44   0   7   2   0   2  15    6   6  .262  .327  .310   2.6 1973 CHI N
1974 CHI N Daily Splits  153   599   83  155  20   7   1   42   62   7   54   4   7   1   0  10  14    7   7  .259  .332  .321   0.9 1974 CHI N
1975 CHI N Daily Splits  154   601   77  146  26  10   0   46   68   2   47   1  14   9   0  15   4    4   7  .243  .317  .319   0.2 1975 CHI N
1976 STL N Daily Splits  145   502   55  120  22   6   1   40   61   5   51   1   9   4   1   7  13    3   0  .239  .320  .313   0.2 1976 STL N
1977 STL N Daily Splits   59   134   14   32   4   0   0    7   14   1   26   0   0   1   0   2   3    0   0  .239  .309  .269  -0.1 1977 STL N
1977 CHI A Daily Splits   39   119   12   28   3   2   0   11   13   2    7   0   1   1   0   2   3    2   1  .235  .308  .294  -0.9 1977 CHI A
1977 Total                98   253   26   60   7   2   0   18   27   3   33   0   1   2   0   4   6    2   1  .237  .309  .281  -1.0 1977 Total
1978 CHI A Daily Splits  131   431   35  110  18   1   1   31   36   1   34   0  12   1   0   4  10    2   4  .255  .312  .309  -2.2 1978 CHI A
1979 CHI A Daily Splits   56   110   14   22   6   0   1    7   10   1   12   0   3   1   0   1   5    1   0  .200  .264  .282  -1.2 1979 CHI A
Total NL                1852  6991  838 1771 227  77  12  478  625  65  706  22 116  37   1 123i114   95  80  .253  .315  .313   6.1 Total NL        
Total AL                 226   660   61  160  27   3   2   49   59   4   53   0  16   3   0   7  18    5   5  .242  .303  .302  -4.3 Total AL        
Total            Splits 2078  7651  899 1931 254  80  14  527  684  69  759  22 132  40   1 130i132  100  85  .252  .314  .312   1.8 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
i - incomplete
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1968 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1968 NL   
1969 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1969 NL   
1970 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    2   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 1.000 1970 NL   
1971 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1971 NL   
1972 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1972 NL   
1974 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    1    1   0   1   0    1    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 3.000 1974 NL   
Total            Splits    6    12    1    3   0   1   0    1    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .250  .250  .417 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1964 CHI N Daily  SS    4    1    1    19       3    7    0    1   0 1.000
1965 CHI N Daily  SS  105  104   72   864.2   176  338   28   69   2  .948
1966 CHI N Daily  SS  148  144  133  1294     202  474   35   68   0  .951
1967 CHI N Daily  SS  143  136  132  1233.2   215  457   19   77   0  .973
1968 CHI N Daily  SS  159  158  153  1394.1   263  573   33   97   0  .962
1969 CHI N Daily  SS  157  157  156  1398.1   266  542   20  101   0  .976
1970 CHI N Daily  SS  154  152  146  1340     257  501   22   86   0  .972
1971 CHI N Daily  SS  154  151  143  1329.2   263  512   27   97   0  .966
1972 CHI N Daily  SS  146  145  142  1290     259  504   28   90   0  .965
1973 CHI N Daily  SS  158  156  151  1378.1   274  526   30  109   0  .964
1974 CHI N Daily  SS  150  147  138  1299     259  476   32   87   0  .958
1975 CHI N Daily  SS  142  132  127  1192.2   205  436   22  100   0  .967
1975 CHI N        3B   13   12    9   100.2     5   28    2    3   0  .943
1976 STL N Daily  SS  113  105   97   955.1   212  350   18   84   0  .969
1976 STL N        2B   31   29   26   256.2    53   85    6   21   0  .958
1976 STL N        3B    2    0    0     8.1     1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1977 STL N Daily  SS   26   13    9   151      37   54    2   15   1  .978
1977 STL N        2B   24   16   12   151      32   63    5    9   0  .950
1977 STL N        3B    4    1    0    10.1     0    2    1    0   0  .667
1977 CHI A Daily  SS   21   18   15   161      32   38    3   12   0  .959
1977 CHI A        2B   14   11    7    95      27   27    0   10   0 1.000
1977 CHI A        3B    9    6    5    57.1     7   16    2    0   0  .920
1977 Total        2B   38   27   19   246      59   90    5   19   0  .968
1977 Total        3B   13    7    5    67.2     7   18    3    0   0  .893
1977 Total        SS   47   31   24   312      69   92    5   27   1  .970
1978 CHI A Daily  SS  123  117  102   996.1   171  321   13   60   0  .974
1978 CHI A        2B    9    7    6    63      12   14    0    2   0 1.000
1979 CHI A Daily  SS   54   36   22   324.1    57  103    2   17   0  .988
1979 CHI A        1B    1    0    0     1       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1979 CHI A        2B    1    1    0     7       2    6    0    0   0 1.000
Total             SS 1957 1872 1739 16621.2  3151 6212  334 1170   3  .966
Total             2B   79   64   51   572.2   126  195   11   42   0  .967
Total             3B   28   19   14   176.2    13   46    5    3   0  .922
Total             1B    1    0    0     1       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
i - incomplete
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
1968 NL    Daily  SS    1    1    0     6       1    2    0    0   0 1.000
1969 NL    Daily  SS    1    1    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -
1970 NL    Daily  SS    1    1    0     6       0    0    0    0   0     -
1971 NL    Daily  SS    1    0    0     3       1    1    0    1   0 1.000
1972 NL    Daily  SS    1    1    0     5       0    0    0    0   0     -
1974 NL    Daily  SS    1    0    0     3       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             SS    6    4    0    27       3    3    0    1   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG

Managerial RecordManagerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1979 CHI A  106   46   60  .434   481   518          8- 1    5  5

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by Chicago Cubs (June 19, 1964).

Traded by Chicago Cubs to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Mike Garman and a
player to be named later (October 28, 1975); Chicago Cubs received Bobby Hrapmann
(April 5, 1976).

Traded by St. Louis Cardinals to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Steve Staniland
(August 20, 1977).

Granted free agency (November 1, 1979).


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