Dan Quisenberry

quis1February 7, 1953 – September 30, 1998

The giant scoreboard that towers over center field at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium said it best throughout the 1980’s. When Dan Quisenberry – the closer with the unmistakable submarine delivery – entered the game, a graphic appeared that read: “There’s no berry like a Quisenberry.”

Dan Quisenberry was one of the most dominant closing pitchers in the American League all through the early ’80’s. He set the single-season saves record 5 times and retired with a total of 244 saves. He helped the Kansas City Royals win their first World Series title in 1985. After leaving baseball due to a shoulder injury, “Quiz” spent his time writing and became a published poet. In 1998, at the age of just 45, Dan Quisenberry died of brain cancer.


Mt. Moriah Cemetery – Kansas City, MO

Specific Location

Under a bench with QUISENBERRY on it.


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