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Fred Kendall
Full Name: Fred Lyn Kendall
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: Jan 31, 1949 in Torrance, CA
Major League Debut: Sep 08, 1969


CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING
YR
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
TM
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
Cle
Bos
SD
SD
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
AL
AL
NL
NL
POS
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
1B
C
C
G
10
4
49
91
145
141
103
146
103
20
46
19
AB
26
9
111
273
507
424
286
456
317
41
102
24
R
2
0
2
18
39
32
16
30
18
3
8
2
H
4
0
19
59
143
98
57
112
79
8
17
7
2B
0
0
1
3
22
15
12
17
13
1
2
0
3B
0
0
0
4
3
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
HR
0
0
1
6
10
8
0
2
3
0
1
0
RBI
0
1
7
18
59
45
24
39
39
4
6
2
TB
4
0
23
88
201
141
71
135
103
9
22
7
BB
2
0
7
11
30
49
26
36
16
1
11
0
IBB
0
0
3
3
4
7
5
4
1
0
2
0
Totals G
877
AB
2576
R
170
H
603
2B
86
3B
11
HR
31
RBI
244
TB
804
BB
189
IBB
29


BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
TM
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
Cle
Bos
SD
SD
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
AL
AL
NL
NL
K
5
0
16
42
35
33
28
42
27
2
7
3
HBP
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
SH
0
0
2
1
8
2
1
5
7
0
1
0
SF
0
0
0
3
5
4
1
5
5
2
0
0
GDP
2
0
4
5
17
13
10
20
8
0
4
0
SB
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
CS
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
SB%
-.---
-.---
1.000
-.---
.750
.000
.000
.500
.000
-.---
-.---
-.---
AVG
.154
.000
.171
.216
.282
.231
.199
.246
.249
.195
.167
.292
OBP
.214
.000
.220
.247
.320
.308
.265
.302
.283
.205
.248
.292
SLG
.154
.000
.207
.322
.396
.333
.248
.296
.325
.220
.216
.292
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
111.0
45.5
50.7
53.0
--.-
228.0
105.7
--.-
102.0
--.-
AB/K
5.2
--.-
6.9
6.5
14.5
12.8
10.2
10.9
11.7
20.5
14.6
8.0
Totals K
240
HBP
6
SH
27
SF
25
GDP
83
SB
5
CS
5
SB%
.500
BAVG
.234
OBP
.285
SLG
.312
AB/HR
83.1
AB/K
10.7



CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
Year Team POS G PO A E DP FPCT
1969 SD C 9 37 5 0 0 1.000
1970 SD C 2 5 1 0 0 1.000
1970 SD 1B 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
1970 SD UN 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
1970 Total   4 7 1 0 0 1.000
1971 SD C 39 176 13 0 1 1.000
1971 SD 3B 1 1 1 0 0 1.000
1971 SD 1B 1 7 0 0 0 1.000
1971 Total   41 184 14 0 1 1.000
1972 SD C 82 504 41 3 11 .995
1972 SD 1B 1 2 0 0 0 1.000
1972 Total   83 506 41 3 11 .995
1973 SD C 138 749 64 13 7 .984
1974 SD C 133 631 64 12 12 .983
1975 SD C 85 337 38 9 6 .977
1976 SD C 146 582 54 4 6 .994
1977 CLE C 102 506 35 5 5 .991
1978 BOS C 5 22 3 2 0 .926
1978 BOS 1B 13 85 8 0 7 1.000
1978 Total   18 107 11 2 7 .983
1979 SD C 40 154 18 4 3 .977
1979 SD 1B 2 8 1 0 0 1.000
1979 Total   42 162 19 4 3 .978
1980 SD C 14 30 0 2 0 .938
1980 SD 1B 1 1 1 0 0 1.000
1980 Total   15 31 1 2 0 .941
  G PO A E DP FPCT
Totals 816 3839 347 54 58 .987



TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1969-1976
1977
1978
1979-1980
TM
SD
Cle
Bos
SD
LG
NL
AL
AL
NL
TEAM NAME
San Diego Padres
Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox
San Diego Padres
LEAGUE NAME
National League
American League
American League
National League



Fred Kendall, father of Jason Kendall, was an original member of the 1969 expansion Padres. He was the team's MVP in 1973, when he compiled career highs in hitting at .288, home runs at 10 and RBIs at 59. He was the team's regular catcher from 1973-1976, the last two seasons handling almost all of Randy Jones' 42 victories. He was the National League's second-best defensive catcher in 1976, when his .994 fielding percentage trailed only Johnny Bench. But mostly, Kendall was a plugger on an expansion team full of them: The Padres lost 110 games in that inaugural season, followed by 99, 100, 95, 102, 102, 91 and 89.

After Jason Daniel Kendall was born in 1974, the father played two more seasons in San Diego. Then he spent the 1977 season with the Cleveland Indians, his last as an every-day player, and part of 1978 with the Boston Red Sox, his only season on a pennant contender, which ended when Bucky Dent and the New York Yankees came along and won a one-game playoff. The blockish catcher returned to San Diego for bits and pieces of the 1979 and 1980 seasons, when the club lost 93 and 89 more games.


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