Sunday, October 11, 2009

#6 Ken Hunt

1961 Topps

Kenneth Lawrence Hunt
Bats: Right , Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" , Weight: 205 lb.
Born: July 13, 1934 in Grand Forks, ND

Drafted 19th by the Los Angeles Angels from the New York Yankees in the 1960 expansion draft.

1962 Post

Base on balls at Baltimore April 11, 1961.
Later purchased by the Washington Senators from the Los Angeles Angels on September 12, 1963.

Batted .237 with 31 HR and 101 RBI in 221 games.
1st double, hit batter, and stolen base in Angels history.

Hunt came up as a slick fielder, but was unable to crack the powerful Yankee lineup. His only year as a regular came with the 1961 expansion Angels. [In 1961] he hit .255 with 25 HR and 84 RBI, but struck out 120 times in 479 at-bats and led AL outfielders in errors. He played only 13 games in 1962 due to an arm injury and military service; from then on he never reached .200.

1962 Topps

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