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27. Harvey Kuenn

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.
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86. Harvey Kuenn

From 1953 to 1960 there were few in the majors who were as good a line drive hitter as Harvey Kuenn.  From that time period, he won the American League Rookie of the Year and won a Batting Title.  Considering that during the 50’s he only batted under .300 once, it was easy to see how even on average Detroit Tigers teams, he could still make eight All Star teams.

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