Gus Zernial arrived in the Athletics organization during his 3rd season in the majors with the Chicago White Sox in 1951. Zernial was an All-Star player for the Philadelphia Athletics between 1951-1954 before the team moved to Kansas City in 1955. In K.C., Zernial continued to be an Athletics star, leading the team in HR's, RBI, and SLG during their first year in Kansas City. He was 2nd on the team in Total Bases, and 3rd in Runs. Zernial played for Kansas City for 3 seasons for a total of 7 years within the A's organization before finishing out his career with Detroit in 1958 and 1959.