Don Kessinger

Don KessingerDon Kessinger

Birthday July 17

Chicago Cubs (1964-1975)

6-time All-Star (1968-1972, 1974)

2-time Gold Glove Award Winner (Shortstop) (1969-1970)


Top 10 in various offensive categories

     4th in Runs Scored with 109 in 1969

     7th in HIts with 181 in 1969

     2nd in Doubles with 38 in 1969

     6th in Triples with 7 in 1968

     2nd in Triples with 14 in 1970

     2nd in Triples with 10 in 1975

This Day in Chicago Cubs History-Don Kessinger

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September 24, 1964
Cubs 4 Dodgers 3, 9 innings
Santo walk-off SF, Cubs score 3 in 8th and 9th to win 4-3
Bocabella RBI single in 8th, Kessinger RBI single in 9th.


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July 18, 1967
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Braves 9-3.  Don Kessinger
goes 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored & 5 RBI. 


September 11, 1967
In Houston, the Astros defeat the Cubs 11-10.  Don Kessinger goes 3 for
6 with a triple & 3 RBI.  His 9th inning, 2-run single brings the Cubs
within one run, but the Cubs cannot drive him in to tie the game. 



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June 13, 1969
Cubs defeat the Reds 14-8 at Riverfornt Stadium in Cincinnatti.  Don
Kessinger goes goes 3 for 5 with a triple & 3 RBI. 



July 28, 1969
Cubs 4 Giants 3, 10 innings

Cubs & Giants go into extra innings tied 2-2, Giants take a 3-2
lead when Willie Mays drives in Bobby Bonds with an RBI single.

Juan Marichal retires the first 2 batters in bottom of 10th (yes,
he started the game), but Cubs comes back as Willie Smith walks,
Don Kessinger singles, Glenn Beckert's RBI single ties the game
3-3 and Billy Williams wins it with a walk-off RBI single.  Cubs
defeat the Giants 4-3 in 10 innings.


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April 22, 1970
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Cardinals 7-5.  Don Kessinger
goes 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, a home run & 3 RBI. 


September 13, 1970
Cubs trail 2-1 into 9th inning when Don Kessinger ties the game with an
RBI single and Billy Williams wins it with a walk-off RBI single as Cubs
defeat the Pirates 3-2 at Wrigley Field.


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August 31, 1971, game 1
Cubs 7 Expos 6, 10 innings.
Don Kessinger walk-off RBI single is his 5th hit of the game.  Cubs defeat
the Expos 7-6 at Wrigley Field. 


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May 27, 1973
Cubs defeat the Reds 6-0 in Cincinnatti.  Don Kessinger goes 3 for 4
with a triple & 3 RBI to help the Cubs & Fergie Jenkins shut out the
Reds.  Fergie gives up just 3 hits in his 9 inning complete game. 


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September 19, 1975
At Shae Stadium in New York, the Cubs defeat the Mets 5-2.  Don Kessinger goes 3 for 4 with 3 RBI in the game. 


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