29. Harvey Kuenn
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 4, 1930 in West Allis, WI USA
  • Weight: 187 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 06, 1952
  • Final Game: October 02, 1966
  • Rookie of the Year - 1953
  • TSN All-Star - 1956
 
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A seven time All Star with the Detroit Tigers, Harvey Kuenn was a monstrous hitting machine who would lead the American League hits four times as a Tiger and was also the Rookie of the Year in 1953.  Kuenn would also lead the AL in Doubles three times and won the Batting Title in 1959.  Had he been better defensively, Harvey Kuenn would certainly have been ranked much higher, though his we understand if his offense should have propelled him to a higher ranking.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Short Stop, Third Base, Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 6/9/52.
  • Departed: Traded to the Cleveland Indians for Rocky Colavito 4/17/60.
  • Games Played: 1049
  • Notable Statistics: 619 Runs Scored
    1,372 Hits
    244 Doubles
    43 Triples
    53 Home Runs
    423 RBI
    51 Stolen Bases
    .314/.360/.426 Slash Line
    21.0 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Rookie of the Year (1953)
    All Star (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 & 1959)
    Batting Title (1959)
    Most Hits (1953, 1954, 1956 & 1959)
    Most Doubles (1955, 1958 & 1959)
    Most Putouts by a Shortstop (1953 & 1954)
    Most Assists by a Shortstop (1954)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Shortstop (1956)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder (1958)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Rightfielder (1959)

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