Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Up on the blog today, thought it'd be fun to create a 1979 "dedicated rookie" for former All-Star catcher Terry Kennedy:

Kennedy made his Big League debut in 1978, appearing in 10 games for the St. Louis Cardinals and hitting .172, with five hits over 29 at-bats.
He'd appear in 33 games during the 1979 season, fairing much better at the plate this time around, hitting .284, including the first two home runs of his career.
In 1980 he'd play in 84 games and hit .254 before finding himself with the San Diego Padres in 1981 where he would become an All-Star, even taking home a Silver Slugger Award in 1983 when he hit .284 with 17 home runs and 98 runs batted in, this after a 1982 season that saw him hit 21 homers with 97 RBI's.
He'd have one more All-Star campaign in 1987 with the Baltimore Orioles, hitting 18 homers with 62 RBIs before wrapping up a nice 14-year career with three seasons for the San Francisco Giants between 1989 and 1991.
All told, he finished with a career .264 average, collecting 1313 hits over 4979 at-bats in 1491 games, hitting 113 homers and driving in 628 runs.



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