Don Kessinger of the Chicago Cubs was one of the top shortstops in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was the Cubs leadoff hitter and generally batted around .280 to .300. Kessinger was voted the starting shortstop in 4 all-star games; and he also played in 2 others.
In 1970, Kessinger scored 100 runs, smashed 168 hits, batted .266 and had a on base pct. of over .320. In 1971, Don got 6 hits in 6 at bats in one game. In the 1972 season, Kessinger whacked 20 doubles, walked 67 times, batted .274 and posted an on base pct of .351. Five years in a row, he lined 20 or more doubles. Don Kessinger was known for his top fielding and led the league in assists and total chances in much of his career.