Klein, Lou – Bonin's Briefs

Klein, Lou

We are collecting all sports cards, memorabilia and any photographs of Lou Klein. He is a graduate of S.J. Peters High School in New Orleans, LA. He was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1940. He played Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman in the Cardinals minor leagues from 1940-1942. In 1943, he made the major league roster of the Cardinals and played in 154 games. He served in World War II from 1944-1945 and returned to the Cardinals playing at the MLB level in 1945 & 1946. He also played in the Mexican League from 1946-1947 and again in 1949. He returned to the Cardinals in 1949 playing in 58 games. On December 14, 1949, he was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Ron Northey to the Cincinnati Reds for Harry Walker. He was then purchased by the Chicago Cubs from the Cincinnati Reds on May 2, 1950. He played in the Cubs minor league system in 1950. In 1951, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians from the Chicago Cubs in the 1950 rule 5 draft on November 16, 1950. He played for the Indians at the MLB level in 1951 when on May 10, 1951, he was traded by the Cleveland Indians with Allie Clark to the Philadelphia Athletics for Sam Chapman. He played for the Athletics at the MLB level for the rest of 1951. He finished his career from 1952-1959 in the minors playing with the New Orleans Pelicans in 1953.

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