August 4, 1937 |
|September 2, 1962, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 21, 1969, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Runs batted in||37|
Frank Jerry Kostro (born August 4, 1937) is a retired American professional baseball player. The native of Windber, Pennsylvania, appeared in 266 games over seven seasons (1962–65; 1967–69) for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. Following his big league career, Kostro played in Japan in 1970 for the Hankyu Braves.
Kostro threw and batted right-handed and was listed as 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and 190 pounds (86 kg). He signed with the Tigers in 1956 after attending the University of Michigan and his pro career in North America lasted for 14 seasons. He played multiple positions during his MLB career: 55 games as a third baseman, 38 as an outfielder, and 14 games each as a second baseman and first baseman. In 1962, he was named an all-star as a utilityman in recognition of his versatility in the Triple-A American Association after batting .321 with 165 hits and 97 runs batted in in 136 games.
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