Kenneth Raymond Suarez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.
- School Florida State University
- High School Jesuit High School (Tampa)
- Debut April 14, 1966
- Final Game September 22, 1973
- Born April 12, 1943 in Tampa, FL USA
In 1964, Ken Suarez played with the US amateur team that toured the Orient. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Athletics before the 1965 season. His first professional hit was a grand slam, while playing for the Lewiston Broncs.
He hit the first home run of his career in 1967, on April 16th versus Mickey Lolich of the Detroit Tigers. He hit the second home run of his career in his next game, on April 19th, against his future teammate Sonny Siebert of the Cleveland Indians. On November 28th, he was drafted by the Indians from the Athletics via the 1967 Rule V Draft.
Although he didn't play in the majors after the 1973 season, he was still active in the minor leagues. On February 12, 1974, he was traded back to the Indians for Leo Cardenas, and on September 12th he was traded to the California Angels for Frank Robinson.