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Lou Skizas

Lou Skizas
Born: (1932-06-02) June 2, 1932 (age 82)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1956 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 1959 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .270
Home runs 30
Runs batted in 86

Louis Peter Skizas (born June 2, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois), is a former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball primarily as an outfielder and third baseman from 1956-1959.

Fast Facts

  • Skizas is of Greek ancestry.
  • His nickname was "The Nervous Greek" because of his antics at bat.
  • Spent the 1952-53 seasons in military service.
  • He hit a career high 18 home runs for the Kansas City Athletics in 1957.
  • On November 20, 1957, Skizas was part of a 12-man trade that sent him from Kansas City to Detroit. Involved in that trade was fellow Greek-American John Tsitouris, whom both were swapped for.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Baseball Library

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