From BR Bullpen
Robert Daniel Kennedy
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 193 lb.
- High School Morgan Park High School
- Debut September 14, 1939
- Final Game September 29, 1957
- Born August 18, 1920 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died April 7, 2005 in Mesa, AZ USA
 Biographical Information
He made his big league debut for Chicago White Sox as a 19-year old in 1939. Kennedy entered Naval Aviation in October 1942, was transferred to the Marines and was discharged in January 1946. In Korea, he gave flying lessons to fellow fighter jockey Ted Williams.
After a playing career that lasted nearly two decades, Kennedy was the Cleveland Indians' assistant farm director in 1960-1961. He was part of the Chicago Cubs College of Coaches as a coach in 1962, then went on to manage the team from 1963to 1965, and the Oakland Athletics in 1968. From 1970 to 1972, Kennedy was the Director of Player Development for the St. Louis Cardinals and was the assistant GM of the Cards from 1973 to 1975. He became General Manager of the Cubs (from 1977 to May 1981). Kennedy moved to the Houston Astros as assistant GM from 1982 to 1985, and held the same post with the San Francisco Giants from 1986 to 1992.
 Notable Achievement
College of Coaches
|Chicago Cubs Manager
|Oakland A's Manager
|Chicago Cubs General Manager
 Year-By-Year Managerial Record
|1962||Salt Lake City Bees||Pacific Coast League||81-73||2nd||Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians||none|
|1963||Chicago Cubs||National League||82-80||7th||Chicago Cubs|
|1964||Chicago Cubs||National League||76-86||8th||Chicago Cubs|
|1965||Chicago Cubs||National League||24-32||--||Chicago Cubs||replaced by Lou Klein on June 14|
|1966||Albuquerque Dodgers||Texas League||74-66||3rd||Los Angeles Dodgers||Lost League Finals|
|1968||Oakland Athletics||American League||82-80||6th||Oakland Athletics|
 Related Sites
- Bob Kennedy at the SABR Bio Project
- BR Manager page
- Department of Defense Article on Baseball Players who Served in the Korean War
-  Article on Bob Kennedy in The Hardball Times, part 1.
-  Article on Bob Kennedy in The Hardball Times, part 2.