From BR Bullpen
Kenneth William Penner
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut September 11, 1916
- Final Game September 4, 1929
- Born April 24, 1896 in Boonville, IN USA
- Died May 28, 1959 in Sacramento, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Ken Penner, a great minor league pitcher, was briefly in the majors in 1916 and 1929. With the Chicago Cubs in 1929 he posted an ERA of 2.84. The Cubs went on to win the pennant, but Penner did not appear in the World Series.
With the Cubs, he was the same age as teammate Rogers Hornsby.
He pitched professionally from 1913 to 1938 (with token appearances in 1942 and 1943). He accumulated a 330-284 minor league record to go with a 3.67 ERA in 5,571 innings. Penner led the 1916 Central Association with a 1.41 ERA and the 1927 Texas League with a 2.52 ERA.
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1934||Louisville Colonels||American Association||49-40||4th||none||replaced Bruno Betzel (29-34) on June 22|
|1935||Louisville Colonels||American Association||52-97||8th||none||none|
|1936||Crookston Pirates||Northern League||54-68||7th||Chicago White Sox|
|1937||Montgomery Bombers||Southeastern League||38-60||--||Milwaukee Brewers||--||replaced by Harry Griswold (0-4) on July 24|
|1938||Bellingham Chinooks||Western International League||68-65||2nd||Hollywood Stars||League Champs|
|1939||Bellingham Chinooks||Western International League||40-102||6th||none|
|1940||Pocatello Cardinals||Pioneer League||62-68||5th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1943||Sacramento Solons||Pacific Coast League||41-114||8th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1944||Rochester Red Wings||International League||71-82||7th||St. Louis Cardinals|
 Further Reading
- Chip Greene: "Ken Penner", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Winning on the North Side: the 1929 Chicago Cubs, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 140-144. ISBN 978-1-933599-89-2