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Jim Kaat -- b.11/7/1938
Sportscaster, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 16x Gold Glove (1962-1977)

Keith Kaiser -- b.5/24/1967
MLB Player

Harry Kalas -- b.3/26/1936 N.S. d.4/13/2009 N.S. (73)
Baseball Announcer, Football Announcer
Misc: voice-over narrator for NFL Films productions; Westwood One radio football announcer; Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2002
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1971-2009)

Albert "Al" Kaline -- b.12/19/1934
Sportscaster, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Tiger
Misc: 18x All-Star, 10x Gold Glove; youngest player (at age 20) to win batting title (led AL with .340 in 1955); had 3,007 hits, 399 HRs in 22 years with Detroit; Tigers #6 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1953-1974)

Scott Kamieniecki -- b.4/19/1964
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

William Kamm -- b.2/2/1900 d.12/21/1988 (88)
MLB Player

Gabe Kapler -- b.8/31/1975
MLB Player

Matt Karchner -- b.6/28/1967
MLB Player

Ron Karkovice -- b.8/8/1963
MLB Catcher

Scott Karl -- b.8/9/1971
MLB Pitcher

Eric Karros -- b.11/4/1967
MLB First Baseman

Steve Karsay -- b.3/24/1972
MLB Pitcher

Eddie Kasko -- b.6/27/1932
MLB General Manager, MLB Player

Greg Keagle -- b.6/28/1971
MLB Pitcher, American

Tim Keefe -- b.1/1/1857 d.4/23/1933 (76)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Smiling Tim and Sir Timothy
Misc: 2x NL wins leader, 3x NL ERA leader
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1880-1882), New York Metropolitans (1883-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (PL 1890), New York Giants (1891), Philadelphia Phillies (1891-1893)

William "Wee Willie" Keeler -- b.3/3/1872 d.1/1/1923 (50)
MLB Right Fielder
Misc: 2962 hits; scored a record 2,065 hits in his first ten years in the majors; known for his seeing eye singles, coined the phrase "hit 'em where they ain't"
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1892-1893), Brooklyn Grooms (1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1902), New York Highlanders (1903-1909), New York Giants (1910)

George Kell -- b.8/23/1922 d.3/24/2009 (86)
MLB Third Baseman
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1943-1946), Detroit Tigers (1946-1952), Boston Red Sox (1952-1954), Chicago White Sox (1954-1956), Baltimore Orioles (1956-1957)

Charles Ernest Keller -- b.9/12/1916 d.5/23/1990 (73)
MLB Player

Joe Kelley -- b.12/9/1871 d.8/14/1943 (71)
MLB Left Fielder
Sports Teams: Boston Beaneaters (1891), Pittsburgh Pirates (1892), Baltimore Orioles (NL, 1892-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1901), Baltimore Orioles (AL, 1902), Cincinnati Reds (1902-1906), Boston Doves (1908), Cincinnati Reds (manager, 1902-1905), Boston Doves (manager, 1908)

George Kelly -- b.9/10/1895 d.10/13/1984 (89)
MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: MN:Lange; NN:High Pockets
Misc: 1915-32 great
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1915-1917), Pittsburgh Pirates (1917), New York Giants (1919-1926), Cincinnati Reds (1927-1930), Chicago Cubs (1930), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932)

"King" Kelly -- b.12/31/1857 d.11/8/1894 (36)
MLB Right Fielder, MLB Catcher
Misc: the first player to slide head first

Mike Kelly -- b.6/2/1970
MLB Outfielder

Pat Kelly -- b.8/27/1944 d.10/2/2005 (61)
MLB Player

Pat Kelly -- b.10/14/1967
MLB Second Baseman
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

Roberto Kelly -- b.10/1/1964
MLB Coach, MLB Outfielder

Tom Kelly -- b.8/15/1950
MLB Manager

Ken Keltner -- b.10/31/1916 d.12/12/1991 (75)
MLB Player

Matt Kemp -- b.9/23/1984 N.S.
MLB Player
Misc: 2x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x Gold Glove; hit for cycle in 2015; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

Steve Kemp -- b.8/7/1954
MLB Player

Jason Kendall -- b.6/26/1974
MLB Catcher

Adam Kennedy -- b.1/10/1976 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: AL LCS MVP 2002
Sports Teams: Anaheim Angels

Bob Kennedy -- b.8/18/1920 d.4/7/2005 (84)
MLB Player

Kevin Kennedy -- b.5/26/1954
MLB Manager, NHL Player
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Texas Rangers

Terry Kennedy -- b.6/4/1956
MLB Catcher

Vern Kennedy -- b.3/20/1907 d.1/28/1993 (85)
MLB Pitcher

Jeff Kent -- b.3/7/1968
MLB Infielder
Misc: NL MVP 2000
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants

George Keogan -- b.3/8/1890 d.2/17/1943 (52)
College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Saint Louis (football 1915, basketball 1915-1916), Valparaiso (football 1919-1920, basketball 1919-1922, baseball 1920-1921), Notre Dame (football 1924, basketball 1923-1943, baseball 1924-1926, 1930-1933), Wisconsin-Superior (basketball 1912-1914), St. Thomas (MN, basketball 1917-1918), Allegheny (basketball 1918-1919)

Marty Keough -- b.4/14/1934
MLB Player

Matt Keough -- b.7/3/1955
MLB Pitcher

Clayton Kershaw -- b.3/19/1988 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL MVP 2014, NL Cy Young Award winner in 2011, 2013, and 2014 (all with Dodgers), 5x All-Star, Gold Glove, 2x NL wins leader, 4x MLB ERA leader, 3x NL strikeout leader; pitched a no-hitter in 2014; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers

Don Kessinger -- b.7/17/1942
MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Misc: 6x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove; now a securities broker in Memphis
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

Dallas Keuchel -- b.1/1/1988 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Kid Keuchey
Misc: 4x Gold Glove, AL Cy Young Award (2015)

Jimmy Key -- b.4/22/1961
MLB Pitcher

Brian Keyser -- b.10/31/1966
MLB Pitcher

Sammy Khalifa -- b.12/5/1963
MLB Player

John William Kibler -- b.1/9/1928 d.2/18/2010 (82)
MLB Umpire

Mark Kiefer -- b.11/13/1968 N.S.
MLB Pitcher

Kevin Kiermaier -- b.4/22/1990 N.S.
MLB Center Fielder
Misc: 2x Gold Glove, Platinum Gold Glove (2015); active as of 2016

Brooks Kieschnick -- b.6/6/1972
MLB Pitcher

Darryl Kile -- b.12/2/1968 d.6/22/2002 (33)
MLB Pitcher

Paul Kilgus -- b.2/2/1962
MLB Player

Harmon Killebrew -- b.6/29/1936 d.5/17/2011 (74)
Mormon, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: MN:Clayton
Misc: 13x All-Star, AL MVP 1969; slugger who led AL in HRs 6 times and RBI 3 times; 573 career HRs; Twins #3 retired
Sports Teams: Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1954-1974), Kansas City Royals (1975)

Ralph Kiner -- b.10/27/1922 d.2/6/2014 (91)
Baseball Announcer, MLB Left Fielder
Misc: 6x All-Star, led the NL in home runs 7 straight years (1946-52) with Pittsburgh; 369 career HRs; first $100,000 NLer; Pirates #4 retired, Mets Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Pittsburth Pirates (1946-1953), Chicago Cubs (1953-1954), Cleveland Indians (1955), New York Mets (broadcaster)

Eric King -- b.4/10/1964
MLB Pitcher

Jeff King -- b.12/26/1964
MLB Infielder

Jim King -- b.8/27/1932 d.2/23/2015 N.S. (0)
MLB Player

Kevin King -- b.2/11/1969
MLB Pitcher

Wilbur "Bill" King -- b.10/6/1927 N.S. d.10/18/2005 N.S. (78)
Baseball Announcer
Misc: Forc C. Frick Award 2017
Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (radio announcer 1981-2005), Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (announcer), San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (announcer), San Francisco Giants (announcer), University of California (football and basketball announcer)

Mike Kingery -- b.3/29/1961
MLB Outfielder

Dave Kingman -- b.12/21/1948
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN: Kong and Sky King; RN:David Arthur
Misc: memorable Wrigley Field homer, 442 HRs
Sports Teams: New Mets, New Yankees, San Francisco Giants

Ian Kinsler -- b.6/22/1982 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 2x Gold Glove

Matt Kinzer -- b.6/17/1963
MLB Pitcher, NFL Punter, American

Jason Kipnis -- b.4/3/1987 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman

Clay Kirby -- b.6/25/1948 d.10/11/1991 (43)
MLB Pitcher

Wayne Leonard Kirby -- b.1/22/1964
MLB Outfielder

Willie Kirkland -- b.2/17/1934
MLB Right Fielder

Ed "Spanky" Kirkpatrick -- b.10/8/1944 N.S. d.11/15/2010 N.S. (66)
MLB Player

Bruce Kison -- b.2/18/1950 N.S. d.6/2/2018 N.S. (68)
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher

Ron Kittle -- b.1/5/1958
MLB Left Fielder

Danny Klassen -- b.9/27/1975
MLB Infielder, Canadian

Charles Herbert "Chuck" Klein -- b.10/7/1905 N.S. d.3/28/1958 N.S. (52)
MLB Coach, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:The Hoosier Hammer
Misc: NL MVP 1932
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1928-1933), Chicago Cubs (1934-1936), Philadelphia Phillies (1936-1939), Pittsburgh Pirates (1939), Philadelphia Phillies (1940-1944)

Bill Klem -- b.2/22/1874 d.9/16/1951 (77)
MLB Umpire
Misc: the first umpire elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ryan Klesko -- b.6/12/1971
MLB First Baseman

Ron Kline -- b.3/9/1932 d.6/22/2002 (70)
MLB Player

Steve Kline -- b.8/22/1972
MLB Pitcher

Steve Kline -- b.10/6/1947
MLB Pitcher

Johnny Klippstein -- b.10/17/1927 d.10/10/2003 (75)
MLB Pitcher

Corey Kluber -- b.4/10/1986 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 2014 and 2017
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians

Ted Kluszeewski -- b.9/10/1924 d.3/29/1988 (63)
MLB Player

Mickey Klutts -- b.9/30/1954
MLB Third Baseman

Brent Knackert -- b.8/1/1969
MLB Pitcher

Bob Knepper -- b.5/25/1954
MLB Player

Ray Knight -- b.12/28/1952
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: World Series MVP 1986
Sports Teams: New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles

Chuck Knoblauch -- b.7/7/1968
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: 4x All Star, Gold Glove, 2x Silver Slugger

Bobby Knoop -- b.10/18/1938 N.S.
MLB Player
Misc: 3x Gold Glove

Randy Knorr -- b.11/12/1968
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player

Len Koenecke -- b.1/18/1904 d.9/17/1935 (31)
MLB Player, Canadian

Mark A. Koenig -- b.7/19/1904 d.4/22/1993 (88)
MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

Ryan Kohlmeier -- b.6/25/1977
MLB Pitcher

Paul Konerko -- b.3/5/1976 N.S.
MLB First Baseman
Misc: AL LCS MVP 2005; would have won the All Star MVP in 2002 if his AL team won in stead of tied.
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox

Edward Konetchy -- b.9/3/1885 d.5/27/1947 (61)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Big Ed and The Candy Kid

Jim Konstanty -- b.3/2/1917 d.6/11/1976 (59)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL MVP 1950
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

Jerry Martin Koosman -- b.12/23/1942
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Appleton, Minn.
Sports Teams: New York Mets

Corey Koskie -- b.6/28/1973
MLB Player, Canadian

Kevin Koslofski -- b.9/24/1966
MLB Outfielder

Mark Kotsay -- b.12/2/1975
MLB Coach, MLB Player

Sandy Koufax -- b.12/30/1935
Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Misc: 7x All-Star, 4x World Series champ, NL MVP in 1963, World Series MVP in 1963 and 1965; won 3 Cy Young Awards with the L.A. Dodgers in 1963, 1965, and 1966; the youngest player ever admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, lowest ERA in NL '62-'66, 165-87 record, 2.76 ERA, 40 shutouts; led NL in strikeouts 4 times and ERA 5 straight years; 2-time World Series MVP; he was the first pitcher to throw four no-hit games, one a perfect game, In the '63 series Koufax fanned 25 Yankees in 4 games, a record. In '65 he had a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs; Dodgers #32 reetired
Sports Teams: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1955-1966)
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (announcer)

Randy Kramer -- b.9/20/1960
MLB Pitcher

Jim Kremmel -- b.2/28/1949 d.10/20/2012 (63)
MLB Player

Wayne Krenchicki -- b.9/17/1954
MLB Third Baseman, American

Chad Kreuter -- b.8/26/1964
MLB Catcher

Rick Krivda -- b.1/19/1970
MLB Pitcher, Olympic Athlete

Joan B. Kroc -- b.8/27/1928 d.10/12/2003 (75)
Restaurateur, MLB Owner
Misc: McDonalds owner
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (owned)

Ray A. Kroc -- b.10/5/1902 d.1/14/1984 (81)
Restaurateur, MLB Owner
Misc: builder of McDonalds empire; McDonald's says Oct 2
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (owned)

Jack Krol -- b.7/5/1936 d.5/30/1994 (57)
MLB Coach

Marc Kroon -- b.4/2/1973
MLB Pitcher

Bill Krueger -- b.4/24/1958
MLB Player

John Martin Kruk -- b.2/9/1961
MLB Infielder

Mike Krukow -- b.1/21/1952
Sports Commentator, Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants (color commentator)

Tony Kubek -- b.10/12/1936
Baseball Announcer, MLB Shortstop
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2009
Sports Teams: New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays (sportscaster)
TV Shows: NBC Sports; Monday Night Baseball (ABC)

Ted Kubiak -- b.5/12/1942
MLB Player
Misc: 3x World Series champ

Harvey Kuenn -- b.12/4/1930 d.2/28/1988 (57)
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Misc: AL Rookie of the year 1953
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

Joe Kuhel -- b.6/25/1906 d.2/26/1984 (77)
MLB General Manager, MLB Player

Bowie Kent Kuhn -- b.10/28/1926 d.3/15/2007 (80)
Lawyer, MLB Executive
Names/Places: Jim Bowie's descendant
Misc: the 5th MLB Commissioner 1969-83

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