1978 TCMA Knoxville Knox Sox #10 - Rusty Kuntz
On this day in 1955, Rusty Kuntz was born.
Rusty was chosen in the eleventh round of the 1977 draft by the White Sox. After two minor league seasons, Kuntz made his MLB debut with the Sox on September 1, 1979.
Rusty got his first hit on September 23, 1979, in Seattle, against the Mariners, in the top of the ninth inning, off of Rick Honeycutt. It was a single to center field, but he was forced out at second base to end the game when Alan Bannister grounded to third. This would be Rusty's last appearance of the 1979 season.
Kuntz played sparingly for the Pale Hose until June of 1983, when he was traded to the Minnesota Twins for minor league third baseman Mike Sodders. Rusty went on to win a World Series Championship with the 1984 Detroit Tigers.