Brooklyn Dodgers. Where are they now. Chuck Kress

Chuck Kress then

Charles Steven Kress was born in Philadelphia on December 9, 1921.  He wore uniform #5.  

Chuck Kress served in the U. S. Army from 1943 to 1945.   Kress was a first baseman 17 seasons from 1940 to 1959, four in the Major Leagues and 16 in the minors.

He played first base for the Cincinnati Reds in 1947 & 1949.  

With the Chicago White Sox from 1949 to 1950. 

Detroit Tigers  1954.

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On 06-09-1954, The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Wayne Belardi to the Detroit Tigers for Ernie Nevel, Johnny Bucha and Chuck Kress.   Kress had 12 at bats with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954 and batted .083. 

Charlie Kress

Kress managed the following teams in the Minor Leagues:

1957:  The Erie Sailors from the New York-Pen League of the Detroit Tigers.

1958:  Durham Bulls from the Carolina Leagues of the Detroit Tigers.

1959:  Des Moines Demons of the Three-I Leagues of the Philadelphia Phillies

1960: Asheville Tourists of the South Atlanta League of the Philadelphia Phillies

1961:  Des Moines Demons of the Three-I Leagues of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Chuck Kress now

From Kentuckybaseball.blogspot as posted on November 2, 2009:

Chuck Kress, who played with the Reds, White Sox, Tigers and Brooklyn Dodgers responded to some questions for me.

He mentioned that his favorite team is the Mariners. His favorite recent player is Edgar Martinez.

Chuck did say that he had a lot of great memories relating to his time with that legendary Brooklyn team. Mr. Kress notes that he is proud of the fact that he got to play with Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Duke Snyder, and manager Walter Austin.

He does remember playing in Louisville when he was with Columbus of the American Association.

ref: baseball-fever.com, fangraph, kentuckybaseball.blogspot, baseball-reference, OOtbaseball, WalterOMalley.com, baseball-almanac

6 Comments

Emma,
Whenever “homesick” and hearkening for the start of our new season, a trip to CRZBLUE does better than any MLB article or even Kevin Kennedy on MLB roundtrip. Your blog is the BEST and we thank you for the WONDERFUL articles and our dodgers fix. See you!!! Jeanine

Ahhh. Thanks Jeanine! Lore Rosie and I are heading to Camelback for the weekend to do a little scouting of our own. Happy Pitchers and Catchers Day! The day is finally here. Billingsley looks good in the picture the Dodgers posted today!

He now lives in Sandpoint, Idaho – he is still sharp as a tack and a wonderful guy – 91 years young!

Nikki,
that is great! Thank you so much for the information! I am so glad that Mr. Kress is still sharp and that he is a wonderful person! Thanks again!

Reblogged this on Dodger Blue World and commented:

Sad to hear that another of our Brooklyn Dodgers have passed away. Chuck Kress passed away 3/4/2014 R.I.P. Mr. Kress

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