Wednesday, January 31, 2018
no. 749 - ken szotkiewicz
Who is the man: Ken Szotkiewicz made his major league debut in 1970. He managed to stay with the Tigers for the entire season despite hitting just .107.
Can ya dig it: Check out that signature. He's got 19 letters in his name and you can read just about every one.
Right on: Szotkiewicz is listed strictly as a shortstop in 1970 on his baseball-reference page and indeed he filled in for starting shortstop Cesar Gutierrez when Gutierrez was injured. I'm not sure why Szotkiewicz's position reads "infield".
You see that cat Szotkiewicz is a bad mother: In his first collegiate baseball game for Georgia Southern University, Szotkiewicz hit a home run in his first at-bat and went 4-for-4 against Kentucky.
Shut your mouth: Szotkiewicz's name is pronounced SOCK-uh-witz.
No one understands him but his woman: Sztokiewicz was the 35th of 55 players born in Delaware to make the major leagues.
(A word about the back): Those are Szotkiewicz's career stats. He didn't make it back to the majors after this card was issued.