Lou Klimchock was born on October 15, 1939, in Hostetter, PA. One website says NOBODY lives in Hostetter, PA!! I can't find any homes for sale or apartments for rent in Hostetter. Though there is a post office at 126 Slovak Club Road in Hostetter. Somebody must live there. Hostetter must be the only place in the universe without a Wiki page.
Anyway, Klimchock was 18 years old when he made his major league debut on Sept. 27, 1958, with the Kansas City Athletics. He played his last game on August 2, 1970. In addition to the A's, he played for the Braves, Senators, Mets and Indians. He rarely had more than 100 at bats in a season. Though in 1969, he had a nice year at the plate batting .287 in 258 at bats. In the field he played second and third. In 12 seasons, he failed to steal a base.
On ultimatemet.com, a website dedicated to everything Mets and where fans post memories of former players, no one has posted a memory of Lou Klimchock.
Pinetarpress.com describes Klimchock as a light hitting outfielder. In 1963, Klimchock was traded for himself when the Braves traded him to the Senators in a "conditional" deal. The Senators later returned him to the Braves in a "conditional" deal. Pinetarpress also reports that Klimchock went 3 for 7 lifetime against Jim Kaat. Some random guy left a comment that Klimchock was once a top minor league prospect.
According to http://1965topps.blogspot.com, Klimchock was a good minor league hitter, batting .292 in 12 seasons but a lousy fielder.
He currently lives in Arizona and is president of the Arizona Major League Alumni, an organization made up of former major leaguers who promote the game of baseball in Arizona.
There are quite a few cards and autographs of Klimchock available on the internet. He may not be Mickey Mantle, but you would think that one person on the World Wide Web would view my 1963 Topps Klimchock auction on eBay. It is a high number and a tough card. Somebody out there must need it!! Come on now!!!!