LHP 1934, 36-38 Phillies, Reds , Yankees
After a career spent largely in the minors, Kleinhans found his niche in baseball
as the coach for Syracuse, his alma mater, and later was that city's commissioner
of parks and recreation.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» November 21, 1933: Chuck Klein, who won the Triple Crown with the Phillies, is sold to the Chicago Cubs for $125,000 and veterans Mark Koenig, Harvey Hendrick, and rookie Ted Kleinhans. Hendrick will play one year in Philley, while the other two quickly go to the Reds. Klein, who also led the National League in total bases, hits, slugging, doubles, was second in runs, and 4th in steals, is the only player to be traded after a Triple Crown season. He will have two solid years at Wrigley before returning to the Phils.
» May 16, 1934: The Reds send pitcher Syl Johnson and OF Johnny Moore to the Phils for pitcher Ted Kleinhans, Art Ruble, and OF Wes Schulmerich. Moore will turn out to be the class of the swap, hitting .300+ in the next three years.