Kozar's 1949 Bowman Gum baseball card
July 5, 1921|
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
|Died: September 6, 2007
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
|April 19, 1948, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 2, 1950, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||94|
Albert Kenneth Kozar (July 5, 1921 – September 6, 2007) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox over a three-year career in the Major Leagues.
Born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, Kozar was signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1941. Kozar played for the Red Sox's minor league affiliates, interrupted by a three-year break when Kozar served in the United States Army.
On December 10, 1947, Kozar was traded to the Washington Senators along with Leon Culberson in exchange for Stan Spence. Kozar made his Major League debut with the Senators on April 19, 1948 at Griffith Stadium, going 1–for–4 against the New York Yankees. Kozar played for the Senators until 1950, when he was traded on May 31 to the Chicago White Sox along with Eddie Robinson and Ray Scarborough, in exchange for Bob Kuzava, Cass Michaels and Johnny Ostrowski. Kozar continued to play in the minor leagues until 1954, and died on September 6, 2007 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
- "Al Kozar Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
- "Al Kozar Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
- "Military Service The Baseball Cube". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
- "April 19, 1948 New York Yankees at Washington Senators Play by Play and Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
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