Thursday, July 12, 2018

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1974 JERRY KENNEY

Here’s a career-capping “not so missing” 1974 card for former infielder Jerry Kenney, who finished up his six-year Major League career with a handful of games with the Cleveland Indians in 1973:


Kenney, who played the first five years of his career with the New York Yankees during the “dark era” between 1967 and 1972, appeared in five games for Cleveland in 1973, collecting four hits over 16 at-bats while playing some second base.
That would be all for the 28-year old as far as his Big League career, which started with the Yankees in 1967, before becoming their full-time third baseman in 1969.
By the end of his run in the Majors, Kenney finished with a career average of .237 with 325 hits over 1369 at-bats, appearing in 465 games, all but those last five with the Yanks.

4 comments:

  1. As I recall, Kenney was inially hyped to the level of Bobby Murcer. He turned out to be not as good.

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    1. That's correct! He was that much hyped. So much so that the Yankees circumvented the rules so they could protect Murcer and Kenney from being taken in the 1968 Expansion Draft without them counting against the league imposed limit. It had something to do with their military service.

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  2. Great card! Is that a Spring Training shot? It has a '73 hat on a '72 uniform. I also wonder why the Indians released him after just five games when they went to such lengths to trade for him in the first place, especially giving up Graig Nettles.

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  3. Man.... This beats the 1973 card of him....

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