The 6'4" 175-lb
Alusik had fair home run power in his lanky frame but no chance of
breaking into the Tigers' Colavito-Bruton-Kaline outfield. Sold to the A's, he platooned
with lefthanded hitter Manny Jimenez and became a useful pinch-hitter.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 26, 1962: The Twins Jack Kralick no-hits the A's and wins, 1–0, on Lenny Green's sacrifice fly off Bill Fischer. A 3–2 walk to George Alusik with one out in the 9th spoils the bid for a perfect game. Alusik had beaten Kralick with a 2-run home run on August 8.
»August 10, 1963: In the A's 6–3 win, A's pinch-hit star George Alusik suffers a broken wrist when hit by the Indians' Pedro Ramos's pitch.