Luzinski, on the other hand, was more of a free swinger who sustained his power a little longer in his career. Luzinski played with the Phillies from 1970-1980 and the White Sox from 1981-1984. He compiled a .276, 307, 1128 career line with 344 2B, 845 BB and 1495 Ks. Yes, he struck out a lot in a time where only Reggie Jackson and Dave Kingman would K at that rate. But, he also had a solid on base percentage because of his ability to draw walks. His best season came in 1977 with the Phillies when he hit .309, 39, 130. He hit 30+ HR 4 times (1975, 1977, 1978 and 1983).
Luzinski had more of a sustained success to his career. Kluszewski was more dominant; he was the top star on a Reds team that had Frank Robinson. Robinson was the better overall player, but Kluszewski was more dominant in those couple of years. Luzinski filled an important spot in the middle of the order, but was not as dominant as Mike Schmidt. I like Kluszewski's plate discipline, which had something to do with hitters not being as free swingers as they are now. 49 HR and 35 walks in a season is nothing short of amazing. Luzinski hit 32 HR in 1983 and only played one more season after that. Thinking about Kluszewski's career, injuries set him back in his last five or so seasons. I'd like to see what he could have accomplished had he stayed healthy.