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Ken Gerhart

Harold Kenneth Gerhart
: May 19, 1961 in Charleston
Debut: 1986 | Pos: OF
H: 6′ | W: 190 | B: R | T: R

3 215 615 72 136 24 64 16 .221

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Ken Gerhart, who was born in Charleston, S.C., found only marginal success in the major leagues in a career that was sidetracked by injuries.

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State, Gerhart was selected in the fifth round of the 1982 amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

Three years later, he debuted in the majors with the Orioles. From 1986 to 1988, Gerhart played in 215 games, hitting .221 with 24 home runs and 64 RBI. In 1987, he hit 14 home runs and drove in 34 runs before suffering an injury in August and having to go on the disabled list for the remainder of the season.

In March 1989, the Orioles sent Gerhart to the Giants for Francisco Melendez.

Gerhart was inducted into the Middle Tennessee State Hall of Fame. He was the conference player of the year in 1982 when he led the team in runs scored, hits, home runs, slugging, stolen bases and tied for the lead in RBIs. The team came within a game of appearing in the College World Series.