Charlie Maxwell

Required Reading: How Tigers’ Charlie Maxwell became ‘Sunday Charlie,’ One Sabbath Blast at a Time

During his career, Maxwell hit 40 of his 148 homers — or 27% — on Sunday. “There are unusual things that happen in baseball and I guess my Sunday homers are one of them,” says Maxwell, 92, from his home on Maple Lake in Paw Paw, where he lives with his wife Ann.  Married 69 years, the couple has four children, 14 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, all of whom live nearby.

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Kuenn’s Crown: A Look Back at Harvey Kuenn’s 1959 Batting Title

On April 17, 1960, on the eve of the new baseball season, the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians executed a blockbuster trade. The Tigers’ Harvey Kuenn [pronounced “KEEN”] went to Cleveland in exchange for Rocky Colavito. On the surface, it was a normal exchange of outfielders, but the reality is that the league’s batting champ was traded for the league’s home run leader. On April 17, 1960, on the eve of the new baseball season, the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians executed a blockbuster trade. The Tigers’ Harvey Kuenn went to Cleveland in exchange for Rocky Colavito. On the surface, it was a normal exchange of outfielders, but the reality is that the league’s batting champ was traded for the league’s home run leader. Kuenn had hit a hefty .353 and Colavito had scored forty-one home runs.

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