Ken Hunt (pitcher)
December 14, 1938|
|Died: January 27, 2008
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 16, 1961 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1961 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||4.86|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kenneth Raymond Hunt (December 14, 1938 – January 27, 2008) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1961 season. Listed at 6'4", 200 lb (91 kg)., Hunt batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Ogden, Utah.
In his only major league season, Hunt was a member of the Cincinnati Reds 1961 National League champions who faced the New York Yankees in the World Series. That season he won the TSN Rookie Pitcher of the Year Award, after going 9-10 with 75 strikeouts in 136⅓ innings of work, and his 3.96 ERA ranked him fourth in the Reds rotation behind Jim O'Toole (3.10), Joey Jay (3.53) and Bob Purkey (3.73). He also pitched one inning of shutout ball in Game 5 of the Series, while striking out one and walking one.
Following his major league career, Hunt pitched in the minors for seven years. Hunt earned a bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in 1983. After retiring, he taught English and coached basketball and baseball at Morgan (UT) High School. In 2004, he was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.
Hunt died in Morgan, Utah at age 69.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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