Friday, September 10, 2010
#70 Frank Kostro
Frank Jerry Kostro
Third Baseman, Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: August 4, 1937 in Windber, PA
Debut: September 2, 1962 Detroit Tigers
Final Game: September 21, 1969 Minnesota Twins
Years with the Angels: 1963
Traded by the Detroit Tigers with Paul Foytack to the Los Angeles Angels for George Thomas and cash on June 15, 1963.
June 11, 1964: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Los Angeles Angels to the Minnesota Twins. The Los Angeles Angels sent Billy Moran to the Cleveland Indians. The Minnesota Twins sent Lenny Green and Vic Power to the Los Angeles Angels. The Cleveland Indians sent Jerry Kindall to the Minnesota Twins.
Entered the game as a pinch runner for Albie Pearson in the bottom of the 11th of a 1-1 tie against the Kansas City Athletics on Tuesday, June 18, 1963 (N) at Chavez Ravine.
A better description of the nail-biter that Kostro was dropped into from retrosheet.org:
ANGELS 11TH: Perry was hit by a pitch; E. Sadowski reached on an error by Drabowsky on a sacrifice bunt [Perry to second];PEARSON BATTED FOR MCBRIDE; Pearson was walked intentionally[Perry to third, E. Sadowski to second]; KOSTRO RAN FOR PEARSON;WYATT REPLACED DRABOWSKY (PITCHING); Wyatt threw a wild pitch[Perry scored]; 1 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Athletics 1, Angels 2.
Hit .222 in 43 games, with 2 (out of a career 5) HR and 10 RBI.
- Played first base, third base, and all 3 outfield positions during his 43 games with Angels.
- Owned pitcher Jack Kralick hitting a career .417 (5-12) with 2 HR off of him.
- He also played for Hankyu in Japan.