Ken Penner

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Ken Penner
Kenneth Penner, Houston Buffaloes in 1928.jpg
Penner as a pitcher for the 1928 Houston Buffaloes
Born: (1896-04-24)April 24, 1896
Boonville, Indiana
Died: May 28, 1959(1959-05-28) (aged 63)
Sacramento, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1916, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 4, 1929, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win-Loss Record 1-2
E.R.A. 3.55
Strikeouts 8

Kenneth William Penner (April 24, 1896 – May 28, 1959) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for two seasons. He pitched for the Cleveland Indians in 1916 and the NL-Pennant winning Chicago Cubs in 1929; he did not appear in the World Series.

In between his two major league seasons, he played in the minor leagues for 28 seasons (1913 - 1943); he recorded a career record of 330-284 (.537 win pct)and an 3.67 ERA over 5,571 innings. He won league ERA titles for the 1916 Marshalltown Ansons in the Central Association with a 1.41 ERA and the 1927 Houston Buffaloes of the Texas League with a 2.52 ERA.

He managed several minor league teams between 1934 and 1944, compiling a record of 437-636 (.407) and one pennant; he notably the Louisville Colonels of the American Association and the Bellingham Chinooks where he led them to the 1938 Western International League Pennant.[1] He was a player/coach for the Sacramento Solons in 1941-1942. He was a scout for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1945 through 1957.


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