ATLANTA — With the recent marking of the 60th anniversary of baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s debut in the major league, many may not know that a credit union veteran once played on the sports icon’s team.

Frank Kellert, who died Nov. 19, 1976, once served as a CUES chairman and manager of Wilson CU in Oklahoma City. Kellert played 122 major league games from 1952 to 1956 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Orioles, Dodgers and Cubs. He also appeared in three games in the 1955 World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers–the same team as Robinson. Robinson played his first major league game with the Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

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