||The People's Champion, The Shelby Sensation, The Reverse Apache Master, The Man with the Golden Dick, Doctor Cock & Balls, La Flama Blanca, The Bulletproof Tiger
||Professional baseball pitcher
Kenny Powers is the fictional main character from the HBO television series Eastbound & Down, played by American actor Danny McBride. Powers is portrayed as a once dominant baseball pitcher, whose poor work ethic, ego, and short temper jeopardized his professional career. In season one, Powers becomes a substitute physical education teacher who is attempting to make a return to Major League Baseball. Kenny Powers' name was inspired by a real life American automotive stuntman in the 1970s of the same name.
Powers enjoys a spectacular debut, but his abrasive personality leads him to be constantly traded as he wears out his welcome quickly. He tries to make up for this by using steroids but in less than seven years he finds himself out of major league baseball completely. He goes back to his hometown of Shelby, North Carolina to accept a job as a substitute physical education teacher at his former middle school, and tries to get back into the majors.
- * Atlanta minor league affiliate
Kenny Powers Merchandise
Baseball promoting Eastbound & Down
HBO introduced officially licensed Eastbound & Down t-shirts featuring quotes from the show as well as shirts based on Kenny Powers' Atlanta and Charros jersey. Summer 2011, it was announced that an officially licensed Kenny Powers costume would be produced for Halloween.
Kenny Powers in Advertising
In 2011, K-Swiss began an ad campaign featuring Kenny Powers as the new CEO of K-Swiss. The campaign focuses on the new Tubes line of K-Swiss shoes.