Harvey Kuenn

Shortstop

1952—1966

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Shortstop RANK
#98

Player Detail

Harvey Edward
GIVEN NAME
Kuenn
SURNAME
December 4, 1930, in West Allis, WI
BORN
February 28, 1988, in Peoria, AZ, USA
DIED
1952—1966
Playing Career
Played from 21-35
PLAYING AGE
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
San Francisco Giants
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
Detroit Tigers
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
7
UNIFORM NUMBER
#1 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 187
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 6, 1952
Major League Debut
October 2, 1966
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Harvey Kuenn?

Batting champ for Tigers, moved to outfielder later. Managed Brewers to 1982 pennant, a team known as “Harvey’s Wallbangers.”

70

HITTING

30

POWER

40

RUNNING

30

FIELDING

30

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1833
2092
87
671
.303
10 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1956 Tigers

25 Years Old

.332
AVG
12
HR
88
RBI
96
RUNS
.387
OBP
196
HITS
32
2B
7
3B
.470
SLG
55
BB
9
SB
4.6
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.303
.357
.408

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.765
.648
118.4

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
24.0
55.4

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Harvey Kuenn Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kuenn
544
165
75
28
4
7
53
47
32
5
222
213
.303
.357
.408
765
AVG SS
538
134
62
20
4
6
51
47
70
8
181
185
.250
.312
.336
.648

Harvey Kuenn Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
98
102
73
91
45
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Shortstop BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
86
93
98
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Harvey Kuenn PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
26.0
22.1
15.9
12.1
2.29
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = Harvey Kuenn
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
222.9
150.0
108.1
72.5
19.6
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = Harvey Kuenn
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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