Al Kenders

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Al Kenders
Born: (1937-04-04) April 4, 1937 (age 80)
Barrington, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 14, 1961, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 25, 1961, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .174
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1

Albert Daniel George Kenders (born April 4, 1937) is an American former professional baseball player. A catcher, he played for eight seasons (1956–1963) in the Philadelphia Phillies' farm system, with a ten-game, 23-at bat Major League trial for the 1961 Phillies. He batted and threw right-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg) as an active player.

In 1961, Kenders started four games at catcher for the Phillies after a mid-season recall from the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. In his second game, he recorded his first MLB hit, a single off pitcher Jack Curtis of the Chicago Cubs.[1] He would notch only three more hits during his Major League service, with the only extra-base blow, a double, coming off future Baseball Hall of Fame southpaw Warren Spahn on August 20, 1961.[2]

He batted .259 with 33 home runs in 655 minor league games.[3]


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