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Duane Kuiper

Today in Tribe History: January 12, 1972

January 12, 2018 |

With the 21st pick in the January Secondary draft, the Cleveland Indians select Duane Kuiper. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 12, 1972

January 12, 2017 |

With the 21st pick in the January Secondary draft, the Cleveland Indians select Duane Kuiper. Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 12, 1972

January 12, 2016 |

With the 21st pick in the January Secondary draft, the Cleveland Indians select Duane Kuiper.

Kuiper, the cousin of future Indians pitcher Dick Bosman, will spend 12 years in the Major Leagues, starting with his debut for the Tribe in … Read More

Today in Tribe History: January 12, 1972

January 12, 2015 |

With the 21st pick in the January Secondary draft, the Cleveland Indians select Duane Kuiper.

Kuiper, the cousin of future Indians teammate Dick Bosman, will spend 12 years in the Major Leagues, starting with his debut for the club in … Read More

Kuiper’s Lone Home Run a Flash in His Career with Tribe

April 26, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Many Cleveland Indians are known for a memorable home run in their career. However, Duane Kupier’s home run is memorable because he hit his first home run, the second never came.

Kuiper was drafted seven times – yes, seven – before finally signing with the Indians in 1972. He would spend the 1972, ‘73 and most of the ’74 seasons in the minors before making his debut on Sep. 9, 1974. He played 40 games in Triple-A in 1975, but that was his last stint in the minors as he would be in the majors to stay.

Kuiper only played in 10 games for the Indians in 1974, but the early impression was nothing short of encouraging. In those games, he hit .500 (11-22) with four RBI, his first hit coming on Sep. 24.

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