Bob Kennedy

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Birthday
18, 1920
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 7, 2005 (84)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1920
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Apr 7, 2005 (84)

About

After playing for the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians during the 1940s and '50s, this third baseman and outfielder became a prominent sports executive for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, and Oakland Athletics.

Before Fame

He joined the major leagues when he was only sixteen years old and played 150 games during his first season.

Trivia

He put his athletic career on hold to serve in World War II.

Family Life

He was the father of sports manager and baseball catcher Terry Kennedy.

Associated With

During his single season with the Baltimore Orioles, Kennedy scored a grand slam to the pitch of New York Yankee Allie Reynolds.