May 3, 1916|
|Died: March 31, 1992
|Batted: Switch||Threw: Right|
|April 18, 1939 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 31, 1951 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||25|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kenneth Joseph Silvestri (May 3, 1916 – March 31, 1992) was an American backup catcher in Major League Baseball. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. From 1939 through 1951, he played for the Chicago White Sox (1939–1940), New York Yankees (1941, 1946–1947) and Philadelphia Phillies (1950–1951). Silvestri was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed.
Following his playing career, he managed in the minor leagues, and coached for the Phillies (1952–53; 1959–60), Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1963–75) and the White Sox (1976; 1982). He also managed the Atlanta Braves for the final three games of the 1967 season after manager Billy Hitchcock was fired.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers
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