A brawny long-ball hitter and a slow, deficient fielder, Kusick split his time among
first base, DH, and pinch hitter. He saw the most action in 1977, when he posted
career highs of 12 homers and 45 RBI in 115 games.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 27, 1975: The Twins Craig Kusick ties the major-league record by being hit with pitches three times in a game, an 11-inning 1–0 win over the Brewers. Bert Blyleven goes the distance for the win.
»August 25, 1979: Angel Don Baylor ties a club-record by knocking in eight runs during a 24–2 slaughter of the Blue Jays. The 24 runs the 26 hits are both Angels record. After the first three Jays pitchers are cuffed around, 1B Craig Kusick takes the mound in his only ML pitching appearance. He does a creditable job, pitching three 2.3 innings, allowing three hits and two runs. No walks or K's.