Friday, July 13, 2012

Unpossible Autograph Friday- Dick Kokos, Oriole #10

Dick Kokos (born Richard Jerome Kokoszka) was an Oriole for just 11 games in 1954, but he had been with the organization since 1948, and appeared in 464 games as a St. Louis Brown between 1948-53. He followed the team east to Baltimore and made his Orioles debut on Opening Day of the '54 season, April 13th, but was traded to the Yankees less than a month later, thus ending his short stint in Baltimore.

He passed away in his hometown of Chicago on April 9, 1986 at just 58 years of age. RIP Dick.

To briefly explain the misspelled/made up title of these weekly posts: Every Friday, I profile a former Oriole who has passed away. I've substituted the word unpossible for impossible as an homage to a line from "The Simpsons". Young Ralph Wiggum, who is not very smart, says "Me fail English? That's unpossible." 

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