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1977-83 Fritsch One Year Winners Jack Kubiszyn

John Henry Kubiszyn

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Jack Kubiszyn played 25 games for the Cleveland Indians in each of 1961 and 1962. He played mostly shortstop and third base, with a couple of games at second base.

Jack was born in Buffalo, NY in December, 1936, the same month that Bo Belinsky was also born in New York. Jack attended the University of Alabama in 1957 and 1958, the only future major leaguer to do so in the period from 1953 to 1969. He was signed by the Indians in 1958.

Kubiszyn hit in the .250's in the minors in 1958 and 1959, and then blossomed in 1960, hitting .330 split between two teams. He came up to the majors in each of 1961 and 1962 while also playing for the Salt Lake City Bees both seasons. In 1963 and 1964 he hit over .290 each year for the Atlanta Crackers and Oklahoma City 89ers.

Lucy Stallworth Kubiszyn wrote a book called When a Star Fell on Alabama: The Jack Kubiszyn Story. It says Jack was part of the "Rocket Eight" basketball team at Bama.

Jack was a member of the Tuscaloosa, AL city council in the 1990s and once ran for mayor.

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