Mr. Shades: Craig Kusick

by Shea Garage on September 30, 2014

in CARPE DIEM, Photo of the Day

Craig Kusick

Craig Kusick would have turned 66 on September 30. He was a marginal baseball player. At his best, he was a .250 hitter with warning track power. At his worst, he could hover around the Mendoza Line. Kusick had career numbers that matched a single season by Hack Wilson.


Batting Average Home Runs Runs Batted In
Craig Kusick (Career) .235 46 171
Hack Wilson (1930) .356 56 191


But what he lacked in skills, he made up for in fashion. The man knew his eye-wear. Times may change, but Kusick found a look that worked and stuck with it.

Craig Kusick

Craig Kusick rocking the aviator frames for his 1975 Topps Baseball Card.

Craig Kusick

In 1979, Kusick was still sporting the aviator frames, but now with a red tint.

Craig Kusick

Perhaps in an attempt to capture the lost magic of his early years, in 1980, with his career winding down, he went back to the 1975 tinting on his shades.

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