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GEORGE MORIARITY TELLS HOW HE DISCOVERED KUENN
Robert Shaplen
May 14, 1956
"I heard a little about a boy by the name of Kuenn when he was in high school somewhere up in Wisconsin, but I never saw him until he was at the school (University of Wisconsin) in Madison. I knew that some club offered him a D League contract in high school, so I guessed he didn't look like too much of a prospect. Still you can't take a chance on missing a boy, and I decided to look him up along with a couple of other boys at Wisconsin.
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May 14, 1956

George Moriarity Tells How He Discovered Kuenn

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"I heard a little about a boy by the name of Kuenn when he was in high school somewhere up in Wisconsin, but I never saw him until he was at the school ( University of Wisconsin) in Madison. I knew that some club offered him a D League contract in high school, so I guessed he didn't look like too much of a prospect. Still you can't take a chance on missing a boy, and I decided to look him up along with a couple of other boys at Wisconsin.

"A lot of people around didn't think too much of Harvey. They said he didn't charge on a grounder the right way and he lacked polish, but the minute I saw him I liked his size and disposition and I figured he'd learn. Harvey was polite and acted with deference toward his elders. And he made the play in the hole real good, a little rough, but real good, and I've always said 'the play in the hole proves the shortstop.'

"Against Kalamazoo, in his last game in college, Harvey had a bad Charley horse, but he made two of the greatest plays I've ever seen and, in the rain, too.

" John McHale, our minor league director, was there with me that day. We signed him up for a $55,000 bonus. We had to go high but John and Spike Briggs in the home office backed me all the way on signing him. Harvey's going to be around a long time. I've never seen anybody I liked better at shortstop, and I've seen them all—all the way back to Wagner."

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