Kurt Bevacqua

Birthdate 1/23/1947
Death Date
Debut Year 1971
Year of Induction
Teams Brewers, Indians, Padres, Pirates, Rangers, Royals
Positions Pinch Hitter, Second Base, Third Base

Fifteen-year Major League veteran Kurt Bevacqua hit .412 (7-for-17) with two doubles and two homers in his only World Series in 1984. 

In the collection:

Questionnaire filled out by Kurt Bevacqua a year before his MLB debut

Questionnaire filled out by Kurt Bevacqua a year before his MLB debut

In the collection is this questionnaire filled out by 15-year MLB veteran Kurt Bevacqua as a 23-year old minor leaguer on April 29, 1970. The infielder and pinch hitter would make his debut June 22 the following year. When asked his ambition in baseball Bevacqua replied simply, “I want people
Many remember Kurt Bevacqua as a bubble-blowing champion

Many remember Kurt Bevacqua as a bubble-blowing champion

For collectors and baseball fans of a certain age this 1976 Topps baseball card remains a lasting memory of former major leaguer Kurt Bevacqua. Crowned the bubble-blowing champion of baseball for the 1975 season, Bevacqua had to overtake Johnny Oates in the final round of the tournament style play

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