A four-time all star, Luzinski played for 15 years in the majors, hitting .276 with 307 home runs and 1,128 RBIs for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox. He came up as a 19-year old for Philadelphia in 1970 and became the team’s starting left fielder two years later. Luzinski slugged 29 home runs in 1973, then blasted 34 more in 1975. He led the National League in RBIs (130) and hit .300 in 1975 as well, earning his first trip to the All-Star Game and finishing second in the NL MVP race. Luzinski went on to play in the next three All-Star Games as he continued to put up impressive numbers over the next three years. He hit 39 home runs in 1977 and again finished second in the NL MVP race. His average began to drop in 1978 and his power numbers followed. The Phillies sold him to the White Sox in 1981 and he enjoyed a resurgent season for Chicago in 1983, hitting 32 home runs. He retired following the 1984 season.
Luzinski reached the World Series in 1980 with the Phillies. He had no hits in nine at bats, however Philadelphia defeated the Kansas City Royals in six games to win the championship.
Luzinski is a native of Chicago. In 1989 he was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. He is also on the Phillies Wall of Fame.
Greg Luzinski – career stats