Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ted Sepkowski

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the death of Ted Sepkowski who died at Severna Park, Maryland at the age of 78. Born Theodore Walter Sczepkowski in Baltimore, MD on Nov. 9, 1923, Sepkowski was 78 at the time of his death. The former Cleveland Indian is buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Sepkowski joined the American Association (AAA) as a member of the Kansas City Blues in 1949 when he played second base and outfield, appearing in 80 games and hitting .243 for the New York Yankee farm team.

As a member of the Boston Braves organization in 1951, he joined the Association's Milwaukee Brewers for seven games, appearing only in a pinch-hitting role.

Sepkowski spent a total of 12 seasons in the minors, wrapping it up at the age of 31 in 1955 after appearing with the PONY League's Erie (PA) Senators (D) in 91 games while managing the club. All told, he played in 1,240 games in the "little show,", with 4,355 plate appearances, hitting .275 with 194 home runs.

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