Ken Hunt (outfielder)

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Ken Hunt
Outfielder
Born: (1934-07-13)July 13, 1934
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Died: June 8, 1997(1997-06-08) (aged 62)
Gardena, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1959 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1964 for the Washington Senators
Career statistics
Batting average .226
Home runs 33
Runs batted in 111
Teams

Kenneth Lawrence Hunt (July 13, 1934 – June 8, 1997) was a professional baseball player who played six seasons for the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, and Washington Senators of Major League Baseball. The native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and weighed 205 pounds (93 kg).

After two trials with the 1959–1960 Yankees, Hunt was selected by the new Los Angeles Angels franchise in the 1960 Major League Baseball expansion draft. Playing at the Angels' cozy Wrigley Field home park in 1961, Hunt bashed 25 home runs and knocked in 84 RBI in 149 games played — one of five Angels to crack the 20 home run mark in their maiden American League season. However, surgery to repair an aneurysm near his throwing shoulder ruined his 1962 season, and Hunt never regained his productive stroke.[1]

All told, he appeared in 310 MLB games, and batted .226 with 177 hits.

He was the stepfather of child actor Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster on "The Munsters") and appeared in one episode in 1965 titled "Herman the Rookie".

Hunt is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fargo, North Dakota several feet away from fellow major league player Roger Maris.[2]

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