1964 Basin League Snapshots        

Geolrge Kalafatis



First baseman George Kalafatis of the 1964 Winner Pheasants. 

The Long Island University star helped the Blackbirds to back-to-back conference titles in 1963 and 1964.  He won a spot on the all-Metro team twice and in 1963 hit a school record .533 to lead the team to a 15-1-2 mark.

He was draft by the Detroit Tigers and had an eight-year pro career.  in 1970, Kalafatis clouted 28 homers and knocked in 92 for Toledo of the International League.  He became a lawyer and sports agent.  Kalafatis died in 1995 at age 50.