Bill Kennedy (1948–57 pitcher)
March 14, 1921|
|Died: April 9, 1983
|April 26, 1948, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1957, for the Cincinnati Redlegs|
|Earned run average||4.73|
|Career highlights and awards|
William Aulton Kennedy (March 14, 1921 – April 9, 1983), nicknamed "Lefty", was a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Redlegs of Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1948 and 1957.
Kennedy was born in Carnesville, Georgia. Signed before the 1939 season as an amateur free agent by the New York Yankees, Kennedy made his MLB debut with the Indians only in 1948, as he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.) They traded him to the Browns for pitcher Sam Zoldak that season and went on to win the World Series.
He led the American League in games pitched (47) in 1952. In eight seasons, he had a 15-28 win-loss record, 172 games pitched (45 starts), 11 saves, 256 strikeouts and a 4.73 earned run average (ERA).
- "Bill Kennedy Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- Lee, Bill (2003). The Baseball Necrology: The Post-baseball Lives and Deaths of More Than 7,600 Major League Players and Others. McFarland. p. 213. ISBN 0786442395. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics
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