Ken Aspromonte

1959 Topps

The older brother of Bob Aspromonte (who will make an appearance here in the upcoming weeks), Ken Aspromonte enjoyed seven seasons in the major leagues, playing for the Red Sox, Senators, Indians, Angels, Braves and Cubs. Mainly a reserve, Aspromonte only played over 100 games twice in his career, the first time in 1960 when he hit his career high with 121 games, split between Washington and Cleveland. He finished that season with 10 home runs which was more than half the total he hit in his entire career (19). A lifetime .249 hitter, Aspromonte scored 171 runs and drove in 124 runs in his time in the big leagues. He holds the distinction of playing in the Los Angeles Angels first ever game. Aspromonte extended his playing career with three years in Japan. He managed the Cleveland Indians from 1972-74 before being replaced by Frank Robinson.


Ken Aspromonte – career stats

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