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Terry Kennedy


Silver Slugger Award 1983
All-Star Selection 1981, 83, 85, 87

Full Name: Terrence Edward Kennedy
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 lbs.
Born: Jun 04, 1956 in Euclid, OH
Major League Debut: Sep 04, 1978

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CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING
YR
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
TM
StL
StL
StL
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
Bal
Bal
SF
SF
SF
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
AL
AL
NL
NL
NL
POS
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
G
10
33
84
101
153
149
148
143
141
143
85
125
107
69
AB
29
109
248
382
562
549
530
532
432
512
265
355
303
171
R
0
11
28
32
75
47
54
54
46
51
20
19
25
12
H
5
31
63
115
166
156
127
139
114
128
60
85
84
40
2B
0
7
12
24
42
27
16
27
22
13
10
15
22
7
3B
0
0
3
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
1
HR
0
2
4
2
21
17
14
10
12
18
3
5
2
3
RBI
2
17
34
41
97
98
57
74
57
62
16
34
26
13
TB
5
44
93
147
273
238
187
198
174
197
79
115
112
58
BB
4
6
28
22
26
51
33
31
37
35
15
35
31
11
IBB
2
2
3
6
9
15
8
10
7
6
0
7
7
4
Totals G
1491
AB
4979
R
474
H
1313
2B
244
3B
12
HR
113
RBI
628
TB
1920
BB
365
IBB
86


BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
TM
StL
StL
StL
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
SD
Bal
Bal
SF
SF
SF
LG
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
AL
AL
NL
NL
NL
K
3
20
34
53
91
89
99
102
74
112
53
56
38
31
HBP
0
0
0
2
5
2
2
0
2
1
1
0
0
1
SH
0
0
1
4
3
1
0
0
4
1
2
3
3
0
SF
0
1
4
2
8
9
5
2
1
0
2
2
2
1
GDP
2
2
9
7
7
10
16
19
10
13
13
6
7
4
SB
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
CS
0
0
0
2
0
3
2
0
3
0
0
3
2
0
SB%
-.---
-.---
-.---
.000
1.000
.250
.333
-.---
.000
1.000
-.---
.250
.333
-.---
AVG
.172
.284
.254
.301
.295
.284
.240
.261
.264
.250
.226
.239
.277
.234
OBP
.273
.319
.325
.341
.328
.342
.284
.301
.324
.299
.269
.306
.342
.283
SLG
.172
.404
.375
.385
.486
.434
.353
.372
.403
.385
.298
.324
.370
.339
AB/HR
--.-
54.5
62.0
191.0
26.8
32.3
37.9
53.2
36.0
28.4
88.3
71.0
151.5
57.0
AB/K
9.7
5.5
7.3
7.2
6.2
6.2
5.4
5.2
5.8
4.6
5.0
6.3
8.0
5.5
Totals K
855
HBP
16
SH
22
SF
39
GDP
125
SB
6
CS
15
SB%
.286
BAVG
.264
OBP
.314
SLG
.386
AB/HR
44.1
AB/K
5.8


ALL-STAR STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1981
1983
1985
1987
TM
SD
SD
SD
Bal
LG
NL
NL
NL
AL
G
1
0
1
1
AB
1
0
2
2
R
0
0
0
0
H
0
0
1
0
2B
0
0
0
0
3B
0
0
0
0
HR
0
0
0
0
RBI
0
0
1
0
TB
0
0
1
0
BB
0
0
0
0
K
0
0
0
1
SB
0
0
0
0
BAVG
.000
-.---
.500
.000
SLG
.000
-.---
.500
.000
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
--.-
--.-
--.-
2.0
Totals G
3
AB
5
R
0
H
1
2B
0
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
1
TB
1
BB
0
K
1
SB
0
AVG
.200
SLG
.200
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
5.0


LCS STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1984
1989
TM
SD
SF
LG
NL
NL
G
5
5
AB
18
16
R
2
0
H
4
3
2B
0
1
3B
0
0
HR
0
0
RBI
1
0
TB
4
4
BB
1
1
K
3
4
SB
0
0
BAVG
.222
.188
SLG
.222
.250
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
AB/K
6.0
4.0
Totals G
10
AB
34
R
2
H
7
2B
1
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
1
TB
8
BB
2
K
7
SB
0
AVG
.206
SLG
.235
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
4.9


WORLD SERIES STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1984
1989
TM
SD
SF
LG
NL
NL
G
5
4
AB
19
12
R
2
1
H
4
2
2B
1
0
3B
0
0
HR
1
0
RBI
3
2
TB
8
2
BB
1
1
K
1
3
SB
0
0
BAVG
.211
.167
SLG
.421
.167
AB/HR
19.0
--.-
AB/K
19.0
4.0
Totals G
9
AB
31
R
3
H
6
2B
1
3B
0
HR
1
RBI
5
TB
10
BB
2
K
4
SB
0
AVG
.194
SLG
.323
AB/HR
31.0
AB/K
7.8


TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1978-1980
1981-1986
1987-1988
1989-1991
TM
StL
SD
Bal
SF
LG
NL
NL
AL
NL
TEAM NAME
St. Louis Cardinals
San Diego Padres
Baltimore Orioles
San Francisco Giants
LEAGUE NAME
National League
National League
American League
National League


Kennedy was stuck behind catcher Ted Simmons at St. Louis until the 11-player deal on December 8, 1980 that sent Kennedy to San Diego and brought Rollie Fingers, briefly, to the Cardinals. From 1981 to 1987, only Gary Carter (940) caught more major league games than Kennedy (934).

Terry was San Diego's MVP in 1982, tying Johnny Bench's catchers' record of 40 doubles. Kennedy had 42 doubles overall and led all catchers with 64 extra-base hits. He lost his job to Benito Santiago late in 1986 but set a Padres record by batting .478 as a pinch hitter.

Traded to Baltimore for 1987, Kennedy became the second catcher to start All-Star games for both leagues and set club records in starts (135) and total games (142) as a catcher. The strikeout-prone, 6'4" 224-lb lefthanded batter never produced the power expected to go with his size. A prime target for basestealers due to a suspect throwing arm, Kennedy compensated with great knowledge of hitters and ability to handle pitchers.

Terry and his father, Bob Kennedy, are one of only four father-son duos to both play in the World Series. Acquired by the Giants in 1989 while his father was a Giants executive, Terry helped them to the NL pennant.


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