Don Kessinger


 

College Career

Ole Miss (1962-1964)

• All-American, baseball (’64)

• All-District III, baseball (’62, ‘64)

• All-SEC, baseball (’62, ‘63, ’64)

* Led SEC:

- Batting average, .429 (’64)

- Hits, 56 (’64)

- Stolen bases, 20 (’62), 18 (’64)

• All-American, basketball (’64)

• All-SEC, basketball (’62, ‘63, ’64)

 

Pro Baseball Career

Chicago Cubs (1964-1975)

• 6-time National League All-Star

• 2-time Gold Glove Winner

• Set Major League record for shortstops, 54 consecutive errorless games (’69)

• Chicago Sports Hall of Fame

• Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame

• Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

St. Louis Cardinals (1976-1977)
Chicago White Sox (1977-1979)

• Player/manager (’79)

 

Coaching Career

• Ole Miss, head baseball coach (185-153 over six seaons)

 

Did You Know?

Don and Carolyn Kessinger have two sons, Keith and Kevin, who were both baseball stars at Ole Miss under their father.