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Harvey Kuenn    \KEEN\

Harvey Edward Kuenn

Positions: Outfielder, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: December 4, 1930 in West Allis, WI
Schools: Luther College (Decorah, IA), University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1952. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1952 (Age 21.277)   vs. CHW 5 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1953 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Giants/Indians/Phillies/Cubs 1952-1966

Final Game: October 2, 1966 (Age 35.302)   vs. LAD 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: February 28, 1988 in Peoria, AZ
Buried: Sun Land Memorial Park, Sun City, AZ
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Harvey Kuenn: 87 Career Home Runs

9 leading off, 3 walk-off, 9 tying, 32 go ahead
3 Tms
DET53
SFG25
CLE9
 
vs RHP55
vs LHP32
 
Home45
Away42
 
Leverage
High Lev15
Medium Lev35
Low Lev37
15 Opps
PHA/KCA14
CHW13
CLE10
NYY7
BAL7
WSH6
MLN6
PHI4
STL4
BOS4
CHC4
NYM3
LAD2
CIN2
DET1
63 Pitchers
Cal McLish6
Dick Donovan4
Warren Spahn3
Billy Pierce3
Ray Sadecki2
Denny Lemaster2
Ralph Terry2
Glen Hobbie2
Bob Chakales2
Dick Ellsworth2
Pedro Ramos2
Art Mahaffey2
Ron Perranoski2
Bill Fischer2
Tom Morgan2
Jack McMahan2
Chris Short1
Ken Lehman1
Howie Pollet1
Cloyd Boyer1
15 Parks
Tiger Stad30
Candlestick11
ClevelandStd9
Comiskey Pk8
Shibe Pk6
Munic. Stad5
Sprtsmn3/Busch3
Wrigley Fld3
Memor. Stad2
Fenway Pk2
Polo Grounds2
GriffithStad2
County Stad2
Dodger Stad1
Yankee Stad1
Where Hit
775
95
Unk4
782
81
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms85
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st52
3rd19
2nd9
6th4
4th2
7th1
Outs
135
229
023
 
DefPos
SS35
RF24
LF12
CF8
3B8
Bases
---50
1--21
12-6
-2-5
--33
1231
1-31
 
133 RBI
RISP16
0 on50
1 on29
2 on7
3 on1
Any on37
Inning
117
23
317
44
513
610
710
88
92
Extra3
 
1-337
4-627
7-end23
RelScore
+4..8
+33
+24
+115
Tied27
-111
-24
-36
-4..9
 
Ahead30
Tied27
Behind30
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111953-05-10 (1)DET@CHWGene Beardenbehind 0-4t 321--2160.12425%Home Run; Hoeft Scores
22211953-06-24DET@PHAFrank Fanovichahead 5-0t 41---1160.03295%Home Run
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
33111954-06-24DETNYYTom Morganbehind 0-3b 30---1160.09431%Home Run
44211954-06-29 (1)DET@CHWBilly Piercetied 0-0t 10---1160.10060%Lead-OffHome Run
55311954-07-05 (2)DETCLEDon Mossitied 0-0b 111---1160.425100%Walk-OffHome Run
66411954-07-20 (1)DET@PHAJohnny Grayahead 5-0t 111234160.05898%Home Run; Wilson Scores; Bolling Scores; Gromek Scores
77511954-07-22DET@PHACharlie Bishopbehind 0-1t 321--2160.23058%Home Run; Herbert Scores
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
88111955-04-13DET@KCAArnie Portocarrerobehind 0-1t 31---1160.11547%Home Run
99211955-04-16DETKCAMarion Fricanoahead 2-1b 30---1160.09877%Home Run (LF-CF)
1010311955-06-09DETNYYWhitey Fordbehind 2-7b 51---1160.03910%Home Run
1111411955-07-10 (2)DETKCAVic Raschitied 0-0b 10---1160.10165%Lead-OffHome Run
1212511955-07-23DETWSHBob Chakalesahead 7-0b 52-2-2160.008100%Home Run; Wilson Scores
1313611955-09-02DET@KCAArt Ceccarellibehind 3-7t 8112-3160.13620%Home Run; Malmberg Scores; Coleman Scores
1414711955-09-21DETKCACloyd Boyerahead 6-0b 121--2160.03697%Home Run; Marlowe Scores/unER; Kuenn Scores/unER
1515811955-09-25DETCLEBud Daleyahead 2-1b 52---1160.11879%Home Run
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1616111956-04-22 (1)DET@CLEBob Fellerbehind 3-4t 61---1460.15947%Home Run
1717211956-05-12DETCHWDick Donovanbehind 1-4b 2212-3160.26151%Home Run; Maxwell Scores; Hoeft Scores
1818311956-06-07DET@BOSFrank Sullivantied 0-0t 10---1160.08959%Lead-OffHome Run
1919411956-06-28DET@KCAJack McMahantied 0-0t 32---1160.11657%Home Run
2020521956-06-28DET@KCAJack McMahanahead 1-0t 82---1160.13784%Home Run
2121611956-07-02DETCHWHowie Polletbehind 0-1b 511--2160.26268%Home Run; Trucks Scores/unER
2222711956-07-05DETCLECal McLishahead 8-4b 3112-3160.06797%Home Run; Bolling Scores; Lary Scores
2323811956-07-07DET@CHWDick Donovanbehind 1-2t 511--2160.24461%Home Run; Hoeft Scores
2424911956-07-26DETBALBill Wightbehind 5-8b 71---1160.08218%Home Run
25251011956-07-29 (1)DETWSHBunky Stewartahead 2-0b 30---1160.07484%Home Run
26261111956-09-03 (1)DET@CHWJim McDonaldahead 8-5t 72--32160.07596%Home Run; Bolling Scores
27271211956-09-29DET@CLEArt Houttemantied 0-0t 10---1160.09459%Lead-OffHome Run
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111957-05-05DETBALConnie Johnsontied 0-0b 10---1160.10265%Lead-OffHome Run
2929211957-05-30 (1)DETKCATom Morgantied 0-0b 10---1160.10265%Lead-OffHome Run
3030311957-06-10DETNYYDon Larsenahead 5-1b 61---1660.02397%Home Run
3131411957-06-14DETBOSBob Chakalesahead 4-3b 71---1660.10788%Home Run
3232511957-06-16DETBOSMike Fornielestied 1-1b 101---1660.423100%Walk-OffHome Run
3333611957-07-14 (2)DETBALBilly Loesbehind 3-5b 721--2150.35352%Home Run; Wilson Scores
3434711957-08-11 (2)DET@CHWJim Wilsonbehind 1-10t 71---1260.0010%Home Run
3535811957-09-02 (2)DETCHWDick Donovanahead 3-0b 20---1760.05689%Home Run
3636911957-09-29DETKCARalph Terrytied 4-4b 621--2360.29683%Home Run; Boros Scores
1958 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3737111958-04-15DET@CHWBilly Piercebehind 2-3t 60---1380.17150%Home Run
3838211958-04-19DETCLECal McLishahead 3-0b 4212-3380.10597%Home Run; Bolling Scores; Martin Scores
3939311958-05-24DETNYYSal Maglietied 1-1b 32---1380.12364%Home Run
4040411958-06-04DET@BALKen Lehmantied 3-3t 62---1380.19464%Home Run (Deep LF)
4141511958-07-19DET@BOSDave Sislerbehind 2-3t 72---1180.20443%Home Run
4242611958-08-03 (2)DETBALHal Brownahead 2-1b 51---1180.11280%Home Run
4343711958-08-14DET@CLECal McLishahead 4-3t 6112-3180.21392%Home Run; Veal Scores; Morgan Scores
4444811958-09-19DETCLECal McLishbehind 0-1b 41---1180.13853%Home Run
1959 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4545111959-06-14 (2)DET@NYYBobby Shantzahead 6-2t 82---1290.01998%Home Run
4646211959-06-15DET@BALHoyt Wilhelmahead 3-1t 72--32290.11894%Home Run; Bolling Scores
4747311959-06-21 (2)DET@WSHPedro Ramostied 0-0t 32---1390.12258%Home Run
4848411959-07-12 (1)DET@CLEBobby Lockeahead 4-0t 501--2290.05097%Home Run (Deep LF); Yost Scores
4949511959-07-21DETWSHBill Fischertied 0-0b 11-2-2390.15172%Home Run; Yost Scores
5050611959-08-12DETCHWBarry Latmanbehind 0-3b 401--2390.17143%Home Run; Bolling Scores
5151711959-08-14DETCLECal McLishtied 0-0b 11-2-2390.15172%Home Run; Yost Scores
5252811959-09-20DET@CHWBilly Pierceahead 2-1t 31---1390.10870%Home Run (Deep LF)
5353911959-09-22DETKCAKen Johnsonbehind 0-2b 3112-3390.27365%Home Run (Deep LF); Bunning Scores; Harris Scores
1960 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5454111960-05-15 (2)CLECHWGerry Staleytied 3-3b 1021-33350.366100%Walk-OffHome Run (Deep CF); Temple Scores/unER; Piersall Scores/unER; Kuenn Scores/unER
5555211960-05-28CLE@DETJim Bunningtied 0-0t 111--2390.16867%Home Run (Deep LF); Aspromonte Scores
5656311960-06-21CLEWSHPedro Ramostied 0-0b 111--2390.17673%Home Run (Deep LF); Temple Scores
5757411960-06-25CLENYYRalph Terryahead 1-0b 611--2390.16291%Home Run; Power Scores
5858511960-07-03 (1)CLE@WSHBill Fischerahead 3-1t 521--2490.15289%Home Run (Deep LF); Keough Scores
5959611960-07-09CLE@CHWDick Donovanbehind 2-8t 32---1390.0267%Home Run (Deep LF)
6060711960-07-20CLENYYArt Ditmarahead 3-2b 51---1390.11481%Home Run
6161811960-08-05CLEBALChuck Estradatied 1-1b 311--2390.20276%Home Run (Deep RF); Aspromonte Scores
6262911960-09-02CLE@KCADick Halltied 2-2t 821--2390.40285%Home Run (Deep LF); Aspromonte Scores
1961 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6363111961-05-19SFGLADRon Perranoskibehind 6-8b 92---1650.0315%Home Run (Line Drive)
6464211961-05-23SFG@STLRay Sadeckitied 0-0t 11---1290.09457%Home Run (Deep RF)
6565311961-07-19SFG@STLRay Sadeckibehind 1-2t 90---1290.32650%Home Run (Deep LF)
6666411961-09-01SFG@CHCGlen Hobbiebehind 0-3t 61---1290.07619%Home Run (Deep LF)
6767511961-09-16SFGCHCDick Ellsworthahead 1-0b 51---1170.11380%Home Run (Deep LF)
1962 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6868111962-05-06SFG@CHCBob Buhlahead 2-0t 31---1170.08678%Home Run
6969211962-06-02 (2)SFG@NYMCraig Andersontied 4-4t 821--2190.39984%Home Run; Miller Scores
7070311962-06-27SFGCINTed Willstied 0-0b 101--2270.15374%Home Run; Pagan Scores
7171411962-07-15 (2)SFG@NYMWillard Hunterahead 3-2t 22-2-2190.16776%Home Run; Bolin Scores
7272511962-08-07SFGPHIArt Mahaffeybehind 1-2b 60---1170.18457%Home Run
7373611962-08-08SFGNYMRoger Craigtied 0-0b 10---1170.10065%Lead-OffHome Run
7474711962-08-20SFG@MLNWarren Spahnbehind 1-3t 62---1150.11027%Home Run
7575811962-08-24SFG@PHICal McLishahead 1-0t 51---1150.12274%Home Run
7676911962-08-28SFGMLNBob Shawahead 1-0b 511--2150.16688%Home Run; Marichal Scores
77771011962-09-01SFGCINJoe Nuxhallbehind 0-8b 72-2-2170.0061%Home Run; Pagan Scores
1963 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7878111963-06-05 (1)SFG@CHCDick Ellsworthbehind 2-9t 801--2270.0081%Home Run; Pagan Scores
7979211963-06-23SFG@MLNWarren Spahntied 0-0t 10---1150.11061%Lead-OffHome Run
8080311963-07-03SFGMLNDenny Lemasterahead 1-0b 301--2150.14986%Home Run; Sanford Scores
8181411963-07-07 (1)SFGSTLCurt Simmonsahead 1-0b 72---1170.11089%Home Run
8282511963-07-12SFG@PHIArt Mahaffeybehind 2-7t 80---1190.0143%Home Run (LF-CF)
8383611963-09-01SFG@LADRon Perranoskitied 2-2t 70---1170.22873%Home Run
1964 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8484111964-06-11SFGMLNWarren Spahnbehind 1-5b 82---1190.0204%Home Run
8585211964-06-12SFGMLNDenny Lemasterbehind 0-3b 511--2170.19137%Home Run; Bolin Scores
8686311964-06-20SFG@STLGlen Hobbietied 0-0t 10---1170.10060%Lead-OffHome Run
8787411964-09-06SFG@PHIChris Shortbehind 0-1t 31--32170.16960%Home Run; Crandall Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.