Wrote the foreword for the biography "Johnny Kling: A Baseball Biography", 2006.
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Played professional baseball for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 to 1971. Won National League (NL) Most Valuable Player award in 1958 & 1959. Set a Major League record for home runs by a shortstop with 47 in 1958. Named to the MLB All-Century team in October, 1999 as a shortstop. Led NL in home runs in 1958 & 1960, and RBIs in 1958 & 1959. Hit 40 or more home runs four consecutive years (1957-1960) ...
His ever-present smile