Thursday, July 9, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 38 - Ken Hunt

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Ken Hunt

Born: December 14, 1938, Ogden, Utah
Signed: 1958, by the Reds
Debut: 1961, with the Reds
Reds Stats: 1 season at SP/RP, 29 games, 22 starts, 136.1 IP, 75 K's, 3.96 ERA, 9-10 record
Final Major League Season: 1961, with the Reds

His lone big league season was with the Reds in 1961, and won Rookie Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News.
Also spent some minor league time with the Orioles.
Pitched the final inning of the 1961 World Series vs. the Yankees, giving up 0 hits and notching a strikeout.
Inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame

Number of cards: 11
Number of cards as a Red: 11
Number of cards in my collection: 2 (22%)

Go Reds.


  1. Hmmm. Seems like he was productive enough in his rookie season - I'm guessing some sort of arm injury derailed his career?

    1. It says the second half of the year wasn't so great. Plus he was only 22. But he only stuck around the minors for four more years then retired, so who knows.

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