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'''Theodore Bernard (Big Klu) Kluszewski''' (born [[September 10]], [[1924]] — died [[March 29]], [[1988]]), was a [[Major League Baseball|Major League]] [[first baseman]] from [[1947]] to [[1961]]. He batted and threw left-handed.
 
'''Theodore Bernard (Big Klu) Kluszewski''' (born [[September 10]], [[1924]] — died [[March 29]], [[1988]]), was a [[Major League Baseball|Major League]] [[first baseman]] from [[1947]] to [[1961]]. He batted and threw left-handed.
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==Career==
 
==Career==
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* Set a [[National League]] record scoring [[Run (baseball)|runs]] in consecutive games (17, 1955)
 
* Set a [[National League]] record scoring [[Run (baseball)|runs]] in consecutive games (17, 1955)
 
*Kluszewski, [[Gus Bell]] and [[Bob Thurman]] became the second trio of teammates with a three-home run game in the same season ([[1956]]), sharing a major league single season record with [[Duke Snider]], [[Roy Campanella]] and [[Tommy Brown]] of the [[1950]] Brooklyn Dodgers and [[Cory Snyder]], [[Joe Carter]] and [[Brook Jacoby]] of the [[1987]] [[Cleveland Indians]].
 
*Kluszewski, [[Gus Bell]] and [[Bob Thurman]] became the second trio of teammates with a three-home run game in the same season ([[1956]]), sharing a major league single season record with [[Duke Snider]], [[Roy Campanella]] and [[Tommy Brown]] of the [[1950]] Brooklyn Dodgers and [[Cory Snyder]], [[Joe Carter]] and [[Brook Jacoby]] of the [[1987]] [[Cleveland Indians]].
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==Honors==
 
==Honors==
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* In an article in 1976 in Esquire magazine, sportswriter Harry Stein published an "All Time All-Star Argument Starter," consisting of five ethnic baseball teams. Kluszewski was the first baseman on Stein's Polish team.
 
* In an article in 1976 in Esquire magazine, sportswriter Harry Stein published an "All Time All-Star Argument Starter," consisting of five ethnic baseball teams. Kluszewski was the first baseman on Stein's Polish team.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Top 500 home run hitters of all time]]
 
*[[Top 500 home run hitters of all time]]
 
*[[List of Major League Baseball retired numbers]]
 
*[[List of Major League Baseball retired numbers]]
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==Sources==
 
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