1B 1949-55 Yankees, Tigers, Browns , A
Kryhoski and Roy Sievers shared first base for the Browns in 1953, the last year
of the team's existence. Kryhoski was involved in baseball's biggest trade ever,
a 17-player, two-part 1954 deal between the Orioles and Yankees.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» December 17, 1949: The Yankees and Detroit swap first baseman, the Tigers getting Dick Kryhoski while New York takes Dick Wakefield, signed by the Tigers in 1941 with a $52,000 bonus.
» February 14, 1952: The Browns pick up 1B Dick Kryhoski and pitchers Gene Bearden and Bob Cain from Detroit. The Tigers receive C Matt Batts, OF Cliff Mapes, P Dick Littlefield, and 1B Ben Taylor.
» July 16, 1953:
The Browns tie a record with three successive HRs -- by Clint Courtney, Dick Kryhoski, and Jim Dyck -- in the first inning. Their five bases-empty HRs in three innings establishes a new mark. It's enough to beat the Yankees 8-6.
» November 18, 1954:
In an enormous two-part trade begun on November 14, the Yankees and Orioles exchange 17 players. Included are 1B Dick Kryhoski, pitchers Bob Turley and Don Larsen, and SS Billy Hunter from Baltimore. To the Orioles go OF Gene Woodling, SS Willie Miranda, pitchers Harry Byrd and Jim McDonald, and catchers Gus Triandos and Hal Smith. The trade will help both teams.
» March 30, 1955: The Yanks sell P Ewell Blackwell and Tom Gorman, plus reserve IF Dick Kryhoski, to the Kansas City Athletics, now in the AL, for $50,000.