Ken Berry (#atozchallenge)

Ken Berry. Outfielder, batted and threw right. (source:

Joined the White Sox: Before the 1961 season as an amateur free agent.
Left the White Sox: 11/30/70, traded to the California Angels with Billy Wynne and Syd O’Brien for Tom Bradley, Tom Egan and Jay Johnstone.
White Sox statistics: 894 games, .251 average, 46 homers, 221 RBI.

Ken was nicknamed “The Bandit” for his ability to deny opponents hits and home runs. He was fearless, and never let a little obstacle like, say, an outfield wall or fence stop him. I remember a night in 1968 or 1969 when he was playing center field (I forget who the opponent was). Ken chased a ball to the center field fence, jumped as high as the fence, caught his heels and went into the bullpen that was behind it. He just missed it.

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