Tuesday, November 8, 2011

1962 Topps #289 Mike Krsnich

Former Milwaukee Brave Mike Krsnich could be defined as a well-traveled baseball player. Mike began his professional career in 1950 as an 18 year-old infielder with the Bradford Phillies of the Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York league. Over the course of his seventeen year career Krsnich played in about every minor league imaginable. Those leagues included teams in America, Canada, Japan, and Mexico-where he ended his career in 1969. Oh, yes-he also spent time in Korea during 1952 & 1953 as he performed military service in the Korean War. His big league service was very short lived, as he appeared in only 15 games during the 1960 and 1962 seasons. By making the Braves team in 1960, he became the first player from the immediate Milwaukee area to make the Braves major league club.

The back of his 1962 card states, "this season he is determined to stick." Well, Mike made the team coming out of spring training but was done by May 19th. For the year, he had only 1 hit in 12 at bats.

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