Kenneth Harold Kuhn
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 175 lb.
- High School Male High School
- Debut July 7, 1955
- Final Game September 29, 1957
- Born March 20, 1937 in Louisville, KY USA
- Died July 16, 2010 in Layton, UT USA
"Kuhn is a better prospect than Rizzuto was when I signed him." - scout John Schulte
" . . . the finest young infielder I have seen in a long time." - Hank Greenberg
Kuhn was a four-sport star while attending Male High School in Louisville, Kentucky, and although General Manager Hank Greenberg and manager Al Lopez did not want to make him a bonus baby, Greenberg claimed that Kuhn and his father insisted on that type of contract. Kuhn appeared in 4 games in the majors for the Cleveland Indians in 1955, 27 in 1956 (only 22 at-bats) and 40 in 1957 (53 at-bats).
He finally played his first minor league game in 1957, after his mandatory two-year stay on the major league roster was over, and played in the minors through 1963 with a decent batting average of .282. While in the minors he was a teammate of Sam McDowell, Ty Cline and Walt Bond.
One source: Baseball's Biggest Blunder: The Bonus Rule of 1953-57.