Harvey Kuenn Stats

Harvey Kuenn was born on Thursday, December 4, 1930, in West Allis, Wisconsin. Kuenn was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1952, with the Detroit Tigers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Harvey Kuenn baseball stats page.

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Harvey Kuenn

Harvey Kuenn Autograph on a 1955 Topps Baseball Card (#132)

Harvey Kuenn Autograph on a 1955 Topps Baseball Card (#132)

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Birth Name:
Harvey Edward Kuenn
Nickname:
Arh
Born On:
12-04-1930  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
West Allis, Wisconsin
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-28-1988 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Peoria, Arizona
Cemetery:
Sun Land Memorial Park, Sun City, Arizona
High School:
Milwaukee Lutheran High School (Milwaukee, WI)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-06-1952 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-02-1966
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $10,000

Harvey Kuenn

Harvey Kuenn Pitching Stats

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Harvey Kuenn

Harvey Kuenn Hitting Stats

1952 22 Tigers 19 80 2 26 2 2 0 0 8 2 - 1 2 - 1 3 .325 .349 .400
1953 23 Tigers 155 679 94 209 33 7 2 0 48 50 - 31 1 - 1 10 .308 .356 .386
1954 24 Tigers 155 656 81 201 28 6 5 1 48 29 - 13 6 4 1 19 .306 .335 .390
1955 25 Tigers 145 620 101 190 38 5 8 0 62 40 3 27 0 5 1 7 .306 .347 .423
1956 26 Tigers 146 591 96 196 32 7 12 0 88 55 3 34 0 8 3 11 .332 .387 .470
1957 27 Tigers 151 624 74 173 30 6 9 0 44 47 4 28 6 2 0 15 .277 .327 .388
1958 28 Tigers 139 561 73 179 39 3 8 0 54 51 8 34 3 4 0 13 .319 .373 .442
1959 29 Tigers 139 561 99 198 42 7 9 0 71 48 1 37 3 4 1 6 .353 .402 .501
1960 30 Indians 126 474 65 146 24 0 9 0 54 55 6 25 4 3 1 10 .308 .379 .416
1961 31 Giants 131 471 60 125 22 4 5 0 46 47 2 34 3 7 1 15 .265 .329 .361
1962 32 Giants 130 487 73 148 23 5 10 0 68 49 3 37 6 5 1 9 .304 .365 .433
1963 33 Giants 120 417 61 121 13 2 6 0 31 44 3 38 2 4 2 10 .290 .358 .374
1964 34 Giants 111 351 42 92 16 2 4 0 22 35 4 32 1 2 1 5 .262 .329 .353
1965 35 Giants 23 59 4 14 0 0 0 0 6 10 0 3 2 1 1 1 .237 .352 .237
1965 35 Cubs 54 120 11 26 5 0 0 0 6 22 1 13 0 1 0 4 .217 .336 .258
1966 36 Cubs 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1966 36 Phillies 86 159 15 47 9 0 0 0 15 10 1 16 5 2 0 5 .296 .333 .352
15 Years 1,833 6,913 951 2,092 356 56 87 1 671 594 39 404 44 52 15 143 .303 .357 .408

Harvey Kuenn

Harvey Kuenn Fielding Stats

1952 Tigers SS 19 19 513 105 5.5 101 44 57 4 12 n/a n/a n/a .962 5.32
1953 Tigers SS 155 155 4,152 770 5.0 749 308 441 21 78 n/a n/a n/a .973 4.87
1954 Tigers SS 155 155 4,095 818 5.3 790 294 496 28 85 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.21
1955 Tigers SS 141 140 3,710 660 4.7 631 253 378 29 83 n/a n/a n/a .956 4.59
1956 Tigers LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1956 Tigers SS 141 140 3,543 627 4.4 607 219 388 20 86 n/a n/a n/a .968 4.63
1957 Tigers 1B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1957 Tigers 3B 17 16 432 60 3.5 57 24 33 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.56
1957 Tigers SS 136 134 3,558 606 4.5 579 225 354 27 86 n/a n/a n/a .955 4.39
1958 Tigers CF 138 138 3,619 370 2.7 364 355 9 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.72
1959 Tigers CF 24 22 620 58 2.4 57 56 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.48
1959 Tigers RF 115 115 2,977 196 1.7 194 189 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 1.76
1960 Indians 3B 6 4 111 7 1.2 6 0 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.46
1960 Indians CF 2 1 54 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1960 Indians LF 2 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1960 Indians RF 116 115 3,028 225 1.9 217 211 6 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.93
1961 Giants 3B 32 29 762 73 2.3 65 33 32 8 4 n/a n/a n/a .890 2.30
1961 Giants LF 67 64 1,644 124 1.9 122 115 7 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.00
1961 Giants RF 32 27 698 44 1.4 44 43 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.70
1961 Giants SS 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1962 Giants 3B 30 29 615 67 2.2 64 20 44 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.81
1962 Giants LF 98 82 2,301 160 1.6 156 154 2 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.83
1962 Giants RF 11 6 173 14 1.3 13 12 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.03
1963 Giants 3B 53 52 1,201 108 2.0 97 41 56 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .898 2.18
1963 Giants LF 45 25 762 51 1.1 50 47 3 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.77
1963 Giants RF 27 22 528 29 1.1 28 27 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.43
1964 Giants 1B 12 2 129 46 3.8 45 38 7 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .978 9.42
1964 Giants 3B 1 0 2 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
1964 Giants LF 66 45 1,248 61 0.9 59 58 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.28
1964 Giants RF 36 33 810 41 1.1 39 39 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.30
1965 Giants 1B 7 2 90 32 4.6 32 27 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.60
1965 Cubs LF 31 25 621 38 1.2 37 34 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.61
1965 Giants LF 12 11 279 13 1.1 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.26
1965 Cubs RF 4 2 57 2 0.5 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.95
1965 Giants RF 2 2 27 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1965 Cubs 1B 1 0 15 6 6.0 4 4 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 7.20
1966 Cubs LF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Phillies 1B 13 12 243 103 7.9 102 99 3 1 11 n/a n/a n/a .990 11.33
1966 Phillies 3B 2 0 13 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1966 Phillies LF 31 24 546 29 0.9 29 29 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.43
SS Totals 748 743 19,574 3,588 4.8 3,459 1,343 2,116 129 431 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.77
LF Totals 354 276 7,428 476 1.3 466 450 16 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.69
RF Totals 343 322 8,298 552 1.6 538 524 14 14 3 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.75
CF Totals 164 161 4,293 431 2.6 424 414 10 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.67
3B Totals 141 130 3,136 316 2.2 290 119 171 26 13 n/a n/a n/a .918 2.50
1B Totals 34 16 480 189 5.6 185 170 15 4 16 n/a n/a n/a .979 10.41
15 Years 1,784 1,648 43,209 5,552 3.1 5,362 3,020 2,342 190 467 n/a n/a n/a .966 3.35

Harvey Kuenn

Harvey Kuenn Miscellaneous Stats

1952 Tigers 2 1 .667 0 0 n/a 0.0 80.0 10.0 - - -
1953 Tigers 6 5 .545 0 0 n/a 339.5 21.9 14.1 - - -
1954 Tigers 9 9 .500 0 0 n/a 131.2 50.5 13.7 - - -
1955 Tigers 8 3 .727 5 0 n/a 77.5 23.0 10.0 - - -
1956 Tigers 9 5 .643 6 0 n/a 49.3 17.4 6.7 - - -
1957 Tigers 5 8 .385 1 0 n/a 69.3 22.3 14.2 - - -
1958 Tigers 5 10 .333 1 0 n/a 70.1 16.5 10.4 - - -
1959 Tigers 7 2 .778 2 0 n/a 62.3 15.2 7.9 - - -
1960 Indians 3 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 52.7 19.0 8.8 - - -
1961 Giants 5 4 .556 10 0 n/a 94.2 13.9 10.2 - - -
1962 Giants 3 6 .333 11 0 n/a 48.7 13.2 7.2 - - -
1963 Giants 2 1 .667 17 0 n/a 69.5 11.0 13.5 - - -
1964 Giants 0 1 .000 20 1 n/a 87.8 11.0 16.0 - - -
1965 Giants 3 1 .750 6 0 n/a 0.0 19.7 9.8 - - -
1965 Cubs 1 0 1.000 26 0 n/a 0.0 9.2 20.0 - - -
1966 Cubs 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 - - -
1966 Phillies 0 0 .000 49 0 n/a 0.0 9.9 10.6 - - -
15 Years 68 56 .548 162 1 n/a 79.5 17.1 10.3 - - -

Harvey Kuenn

Harvey Kuenn Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1952 Detroit Tigers 26 $15,000.00 - -
1953 Detroit Tigers 26 $15,000.00 Stats -
1954 Detroit Tigers 26 $15,000.00 Stats -
1955 Detroit Tigers 7 Undetermined Stats -
1956 Detroit Tigers 7 Undetermined Stats -
1957 Detroit Tigers 7 Undetermined Stats -
1958 Detroit Tigers 7 Undetermined Stats -
1959 Detroit Tigers 7 Undetermined Stats -
1960 Cleveland Indians 7 , 6 $44,500.00 Stats -
1961 San Francisco Giants 7 Undetermined - -
1962 San Francisco Giants 7 Undetermined - Stats
1963 San Francisco Giants 7 Undetermined - -
1964 San Francisco Giants 7 Undetermined - -
1965 San Francisco Giants 7 Undetermined - -
1965 Chicago Cubs 7 Undetermined - -
1966 Chicago Cubs 7 Undetermined - -
1966 Philadelphia Phillies 22 Undetermined - -
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Harvey Edward Kuenn was a Major League Baseball player with the Detroit Tigers Cleveland Indians (1960), San Francisco Giants (1961–1965), Chicago Cubs (1965–1966), and Philadelphia Phillies (1966).

Did you know that Harvey Kuenn, during his rookie season, had a Major League leading 209 hits (as well as a rookie record 167 singles), earning him the American League Rookie of the Year - the first recipient from either league with a 200-hit season?

Harvey Kuenn was the ninth American League player to record 200-or-more hits during their rookie season, joining Shoeless Joe Jackson (233 hits in 1911), Earle Combs (203 hits in 1925), Roy Johnson (201 hits in 1929), Dale Alexander (215 hits in 1929), Hal Trosky (206 hits in 1934), Joe DiMaggio (206 hits in 1936), Johnny Pesky (205 hits in 1942) and Dick Wakefield (200 hits in 1943).

In 1959, Harvey Kuenn led every major league player in batting average (.353), easily capturing the American League batting crown . The Detroit Tigers had their seventh batting champion, joining Al Kaline , George Kell , Charlie Gehringer , Harry Heilmann , Heinie Manush , and Ty Cobb ( all hall of famers)! Following that season, the seven time All-Star was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Rocky Colavito - the home run champion !

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