Friday, March 25, 2016

1955 Topps #151: Red Kress, Cleveland Indians, CO

     Red Kress coached for the Cleveland Indians from 1953-1960.  He coached the Los Angeles Angels during their first year in 1961, and then the New York Mets during their first year in 1962.  His major league playing career spanned from 1927-1946, which was prolonged through 1951 in the minors.    The 1955 Indians were just coming off of a World Series sweeping lost to the Giants after winning 111 games during the regular season--a franchise record that still stands today.  Cleveland finished 2nd in 1953, 1955, 1956, and 1959 with Kress as a coach.  During his years with the Indians, Kress worked under managers Al Lopez, Kerby Farrell, Bobby Bragan, and Joe Gordon. 

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