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1962 Topps #364 Ken R. Hunt

Kenneth Raymond Hunt

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Ken Hunt was a member of the starting rotation of the Cincinnati Reds in 1961, his only major league season. The Reds won the pennant with 93 victories that year.

The team's ERA that year was 3.78, third in the National League, and Hunt's at 3.96 was close to the team average. Since Crosley Field was a hitter's park that year, the pitching was even stronger than it seemed.

He is not to be confused with his contemporary, Ken Hunt, an American League outfielder.

Hunt is one of only 35 major league players (as of 2007) born in Utah, and became only the 15th player to die in the state. A star baseball and basketball player in high school, he went to Brigham Young University on a baseball and basketball scholarship. After his baseball days he became a high school English teacher and baseball/basketball coach for 30 years.

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