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Bob Kennedy

Robert Daniel Kennedy

Positions: Rightfielder and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 193 lb.

Born: August 18, 1920 in Chicago, IL
High School: Morgan Park HS (Chicago, IL)
Signed
by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1937. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1939 (Age 19.027)   vs. PHA 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians/Orioles/Tigers/Dodgers 1939-1957

Final Game: September 29, 1957 (Age 37.042)   vs. PHI 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: April 7, 2005 in Mesa, AZ
Buried: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mesa, AZ
Relatives: Father of Terry Kennedy
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Bob Kennedy: 63 Career Home Runs

1 leading off, 0 walk-off, 5 tying, 16 go ahead, 12 lacking some details
5 Tms
CLE28
CHW24
BAL6
DET4
BRO1
 
vs RHP34
vs LHP29
 
Away32
Home31
 
Leverage
High Lev14
Medium Lev14
Low Lev22
8 Opps
PHA/KCA12
WSH10
BOS10
NYY9
BAL/SLB7
DET7
CHW7
NYG1
54 Pitchers
Sam Zoldak2
Alex Kellner2
Mickey Haefner2
Lou Brissie2
Erv Palica2
Eddie Lopat2
Allie Reynolds2
Fred Hutchinson2
Mickey Harris2
Don Larsen1
Joe Murray1
Bob Turley1
Jim Wilson1
Dick Welteroth1
Bob Grim1
Hal Griggs1
Bob Kuzava1
Al Benton1
Bill Henry1
Frank Lary1
10 Parks
Comiskey Pk17
ClevelandStd14
Fenway Pk7
Tiger Stad6
Shibe Pk5
Memor. Stad4
GriffithStad4
Yankee Stad3
Sprtsmn3/Busch2
Ebbets Fld1
Where Hit
Unk36
725
81
781
General field locations when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms61
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th18
5th11
2nd9
6th9
4th6
Unk5
3rd2
1st2
8th1
Outs
018
218
115
Unk12
 
DefPos
RF33
3B19
LF10
CF1
Bases
---28
Unk13
1--8
12-5
1233
--32
-2-2
1-32
 
104 RBI
RISP14
0 on36
1 on16
2 on8
3 on3
Any on27
Inning
110
25
37
42
57
67
710
84
911
 
1-322
4-616
7-end25
RelScore
+4..7
+34
+21
+14
Tied12
-17
-26
-31
-4..9
Unk12
 
Ahead16
Tied12
Behind23
Unk12
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1940 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1940-05-01 CHW @ BOS Lefty Grove t 1 0 1 1 5 Lead-Off
2 2 2 1 1940-07-03 CHW @ DET Lynn Nelson t 9 2 5
3 3 3 1 1940-07-24 CHW BOS Denny Galehouse b 1 2 5
1941 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1941-09-06 (2) CHW SLB George Caster b 1 2 5
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1946-05-19 (2) CHW WSH Johnny Niggeling b 9 1 7 5
6 6 2 1 1946-07-13 (1) CHW @ WSH Bobo Newsom t 7 2 3 7
7 7 3 1 1946-07-18 CHW @ BOS Mickey Harris t 6 1 3 7
8 8 4 1 1946-07-29 CHW NYY Spud Chandler b 2 1 7
9 9 5 1 1946-07-31 CHW PHA Dick Fowler b 9 1 6 7
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1947-04-23 CHW @ DET Dizzy Trout behind 2-4 t 8 2 --3 2 4 9 0.317 42% Home Run; Appling Scores
11 11 2 1 1947-05-21 CHW @ PHA Jesse Flores ahead 1-0 t 4 0 --- 1 5 9 0.111 74% Home Run
12 12 3 1 1947-05-23 CHW @ DET Al Benton t 2 1 5 9
13 13 4 1 1947-06-23 CHW @ WSH Ray Scarborough t 9 3 9 IPHR
14 14 5 1 1947-09-24 CHW DET Fred Hutchinson b 1 1 2 7
15 15 6 2 1947-09-24 CHW DET Fred Hutchinson behind 3-5 b 9 1 2 7
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1949-06-07 CLE WSH Mickey Haefner behind 0-1 b 3 1 1-- 2 2 9 0.208 65% Home Run; Mitchell Scores
17 17 2 1 1949-06-21 CLE @ PHA Lou Brissie behind 0-1 t 5 0 --- 1 7 9 0.139 50% Home Run
18 18 3 1 1949-06-24 CLE @ WSH Dick Welteroth ahead 6-1 t 7 2 -2- 2 7 9 0.024 99% Home Run; Doby Scores
19 19 4 1 1949-07-29 (2) CLE @ BOS Tex Hughson ahead 6-3 t 3 0 --- 1 7 9 0.064 84% Home Run
20 20 5 1 1949-08-15 CLE DET Hal Newhouser behind 2-3 b 9 2 --- 1 7 9 0.488 54% Home Run
21 21 6 1 1949-08-19 CLE @ CHW Randy Gumpert tied 0-0 t 7 1 --- 1 7 9 0.208 67% Home Run
22 22 7 1 1949-08-24 CLE WSH Mickey Harris behind 1-3 b 7 0 --- 1 7 9 0.144 37% Home Run
23 23 8 1 1949-09-05 (2) CLE CHW Mickey Haefner tied 3-3 b 6 0 1-3 3 6 9 0.157 91% Home Run; Doby Scores; Gordon Scores
24 24 9 1 1949-09-29 CLE @ CHW Bob Kuzava behind 1-3 t 6 1 1-3 3 5 5 0.328 64% Home Run; Boone Scores/unER; Vernon Scores
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
25 25 1 1 1950-05-13 CLE CHW Bob Cain tied 2-2 b 8 0 --- 1 2 8 0.250 86% Home Run
26 26 2 1 1950-05-18 CLE PHA Lou Brissie behind 0-1 b 6 1 --- 1 2 9 0.178 54% Home Run
27 27 3 1 1950-05-19 CLE BOS Mel Parnell tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 9 0.096 62% Home Run
28 28 4 1 1950-06-05 CLE @ NYY Allie Reynolds ahead 1-0 t 6 0 --- 1 2 9 0.117 77% Home Run
29 29 5 1 1950-06-13 CLE BOS Chuck Stobbs tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 9 0.096 62% Home Run
30 30 6 1 1950-06-20 CLE NYY Eddie Lopat behind 0-6 b 5 2 --- 1 2 9 0.024 6% Home Run
31 31 7 1 1950-07-16 (1) CLE @ BOS Willard Nixon behind 7-12 t 7 1 --3 2 7 9 0.049 10% Home Run; Clark Scores
32 32 8 1 1950-07-20 CLE @ PHA Alex Kellner behind 1-2 t 9 1 --- 1 7 9 0.340 44% Home Run
33 33 9 1 1950-08-26 CLE @ PHA Joe Murray ahead 2-1 t 3 1 12- 3 7 9 0.195 84% Home Run; Easter Scores; Boone Scores
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
34 34 1 1 1951-04-28 CLE @ SLB Lou Sleater behind 0-1 t 2 0 1-- 2 6 9 0.163 60% Home Run; Doby Scores
35 35 2 1 1951-06-04 CLE NYY Eddie Lopat tied 2-2 b 1 2 12- 3 7 9 0.250 79% Home Run; Easter Scores; Rosen Scores
36 36 3 1 1951-06-06 CLE PHA Alex Kellner behind 2-4 b 7 0 --- 1 7 9 0.145 35% Home Run
37 37 4 1 1951-08-28 CLE PHA Sam Zoldak tied 0-0 b 7 2 --- 1 7 9 0.242 76% Home Run
38 38 5 1 1951-08-30 CLE PHA Morrie Martin behind 0-6 b 5 0 --- 1 7 9 0.028 7% Home Run
39 39 6 1 1951-09-11 (1) CLE @ PHA Sam Zoldak behind 2-5 t 6 2 --- 1 6 9 0.070 17% Home Run
40 40 7 1 1951-09-18 CLE @ BOS Bill Wight tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 7 9 0.105 60% Home Run
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
41 41 1 1 1953-04-28 CLE PHA Bobby Shantz behind 1-3 b 9 1 --- 1 7 9 0.066 11% Home Run
42 42 2 1 1953-07-09 CLE @ SLB Don Larsen ahead 7-1 t 9 0 --- 1 4 9 0.002 100% Home Run
43 43 3 1 1953-08-09 CLE @ BOS Bill Henry ahead 6-3 t 8 1 12- 3 1 9 0.053 99% Home Run; Glynn Scores; Garcia Scores
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
44 44 1 1 1954-07-19 (1) BAL @ BOS Hal Brown ahead 4-0 t 5 0 --- 1 4 5 0.040 94% Home Run
45 45 2 1 1954-07-30 BAL NYY Allie Reynolds ahead 3-0 b 4 2 123 4 5 7 0.097 99% Home Run; Waitkus Scores/unER; Diering Scores/unER; Stephens Scores/unER; Kennedy Scores/unER
46 46 3 1 1954-07-31 BAL NYY Bob Grim tied 0-0 b 1 2 -2- 2 4 5 0.194 73% Home Run; Waitkus Scores
47 47 4 1 1954-08-10 BAL @ CHW Bob Keegan tied 0-0 t 5 0 --- 1 5 7 0.143 64% Home Run
48 48 5 1 1954-09-17 BAL @ CHW Jack Harshman tied 0-0 t 1 2 1-- 2 4 5 0.189 66% Home Run; Durham Scores
49 49 6 1 1954-09-18 BAL @ CHW Billy Pierce behind 0-5 t 6 2 1-- 2 4 5 0.060 9% Home Run; Durham Scores
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
50 50 1 1 1955-06-12 (2) CHW WSH Bob Chakales ahead 5-3 b 3 2 1-- 2 7 5 0.135 88% Home Run; Lollar Scores
51 51 2 1 1955-08-06 CHW @ BAL Erv Palica behind 0-6 t 7 1 --- 1 6 5 0.009 2% Home Run
52 52 3 1 1955-08-13 CHW @ DET Frank Lary behind 1-2 t 3 1 123 4 6 9 0.286 79% Home Run; Rivera Scores; Kell Scores; Dropo Scores
53 53 4 1 1955-08-23 (1) CHW BAL Erv Palica ahead 4-1 b 5 2 --- 1 5 5 0.053 92% Home Run
54 54 5 1 1955-08-24 (1) CHW BAL Ted Gray ahead 10-1 b 8 0 --- 1 5 5 0.000 100% Home Run
55 55 6 1 1955-08-28 (2) CHW NYY Bob Turley tied 0-0 b 1 2 12- 3 5 9 0.244 79% Home Run; Kell Scores; Minoso Scores
56 56 7 1 1955-09-10 CHW @ NYY Jim Konstanty behind 3-7 t 7 0 1-- 2 5 5 0.096 18% Home Run; Nieman Scores
57 57 8 1 1955-09-14 (1) CHW @ BAL Jim Wilson behind 0-8 t 9 1 1-- 2 7 5 0.000 0% Home Run; Nieman Scores
58 58 9 1 1955-09-23 CHW KCA Gus Keriazakos ahead 7-1 b 2 2 1-- 2 6 5 0.033 98% Home Run; Nieman Scores
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
59 59 1 1 1956-05-20 (2) DET WSH Connie Grob ahead 4-0 b 2 2 12- 3 5 5 0.089 96% Home Run; Kuenn Scores/unER; Kaline Scores/unER; Kennedy Scores/unER
60 60 2 1 1956-06-01 DET @ NYY Tommy Byrne ahead 2-1 t 5 1 123 4 6 7 0.195 93% Home Run; Kaline Scores; Tuttle Scores; Boone Scores
61 61 3 1 1956-07-14 DET @ WSH Hal Griggs ahead 5-1 t 7 2 --- 1 5 5 0.031 96% Home Run
62 62 4 1 1956-07-29 (2) DET WSH Dean Stone behind 0-4 b 9 2 --- 1 6 9 0.003 1% Home Run
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
63 63 1 1 1957-08-08 BRO NYG Ruben Gomez behind 0-9 b 3 0 --- 1 8 7 0.011 3% Home Run (LF-CF)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.