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Harvey Kuenn


A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: No fewer than six teams were scrambling to sign Harvey out of Milwaukee Lutheran High School, but the teenager opted to enroll at the University of Wisconsin. With the Badgers, Harvey led the Big Ten in hits and RBIs as a junior. After that college diamond success, nearly every major league team was hot on the trail for the little shortstop. Kuenn picked the Tigers because they were a young club that offered the best chance to play quickly. How does Harvey keep in shape in the off-season? He participates in a bowling league in Milwaukee, where he maintains a 185 average.


Birth Date: December 4, 1930
Birth Location: West Allis, WI
Death Date: February 28, 1988
Death Location: Peoria AZ, USA
Weight: 187 lb
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: September 6, 1952
Final Game Date: October 2, 1966
Years Played: 17
Games Played: 1,833
At Bats: 6,913
Runs: 951
Hits: 2,092
Doubles: 356
Triples: 56
Home Runs: 87
RBIs: 671
Stolen Bases: 68
Base on Balls: 594
Batting Average: 0.303
Position: Short Stop

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