A two-time All-Star and a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, Kasko’s playing career spanned from 1957-1966. During those 10 seasons, Kasko played for St. Louis, Cincinnati, Houston and Boston. He came up as a starter for the Cardinals, remaining in St. Louis for two seasons before being traded to Cincinnati. He started at third base and shortstop for the Reds until 1963, when he only got into 76 games. The next season he went to Houston, where he played two years for the Colt .45’s/Astros. Kasko’s playing career concluded the next season with the Red Sox. Kasko finished his career with a .264 average with 411 runs scored and 261 RBI.
Following his playing career, Kasko became a manager, eventually taking over for Dick Williams in Boston in 1970. He skippered the Sox until 1973, during which time he oversaw the beginning of the careers of future Boston legends like Dwight Evans and Carlton Fisk. Kasko then became a scout for the Red Sox and worked in various positions for the next 20 years with the club. In 2010 he was elected to their Hall of Fame.
Eddie Kasko – career stats