Friday, October 2, 2009

#2 Ken Aspromonte

1961 Topps

Kenneth Joseph Aspromonte
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" , Weight: 180 lb.
Born: September 22, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY

Drafted 14th by the Los Angeles Angels from the Cleveland Indians in the 1960 expansion draft.

ANGELS DEBUT: Called out on strikes vs. Baltimore April 11, 1961.
Later selected off waivers by the Cleveland Indians from the Los Angeles Angels July 3, 1961.

In 66 games batted .223 with 10 doubles and 14 RBI.

Began working his way through the Boston Red Sox farm system in 1950. After two years in the military, he returned to baseball. He was the Pacific Coast League batting champion in 1957 with a .334 average in helping the San Francisco Seals to the pennant in their last year before the New York Giants came to the west coast.
Ken had a trial with the Red Sox late that season, but was traded to the Washington Senators the following year. He had his best season with a .288 average for the 1960 Cleveland Indians. Primarily a second baseman, Ken was also with the Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Braves, and Chicago Cubs, leaving the majors in 1963 with a lifetime .249 mark.


  1. What is Ken's relationship to former New York Met, Bob Aspromonte?
    Very nice autographed cards. I especially like the "expansion draft" idea. Are you building that as an entire set? Sad that today's players do not have the same pride in their autographs that those of the past obviously do.

  2. Ken is the older brother of Bob.
    Yes, I'm doing yet ANOTHER set for the draftees.
    Its nice that you can actually read the older guys autographs.