About Ken Harrelson Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Kenneth Smith Yox Harrelson, born on September 4, 1941 in Woodruff, South Carolina, is a retired baseball player who currently works as a broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox of the Major League Baseball. He was given the nickname “The Hawk” because of his unique style and has played for four teams including the Kansa City Athletics and the Boston Red Sox. Harrelson throws and bats with his right hand. He spent the 1966-1967 season with the Washington Senators and the 1969-1971 seasons with the Cleveland Indians. He spent nine seasons as a player and posted a career record of .239 batting average with 421 runs batted in. He made 131 home runs in 900 games he appeared at.
According to reviews, Ken Harrelson had his best season in 1968. That year, he was the top player in the American League in runs batted in with 109 and was included to the American League All-Star selection. He received the third most number of votes for the American League Most Valuable Player, giving way to Denny McLain and Bill Freehan.
He retired in professional baseball in 1971 and hosted “The Hawk’s Nest”, a TV show seen on WJW-TV of the CBS network. Sources say he practiced his golf career after retirement in the MLB. He began his broadcasting career in 1975 for the Boston Red Sox.
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