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John Kennedy

John Edward Kennedy (SuperSub)

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: May 29, 1941 in Chicago, IL
Signed
by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1961. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1962 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Dodgers/Senators/Yankees/Pilots/... 1962-1974

Final Game: June 16, 1974 (Age 33)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1962 21 WSA AL 14 44 42 6 11 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 7 .262 .295 .381 .676 81 16 0 0 0 0 0 /65
1963 22 WSA AL 36 69 62 3 11 1 1 0 4 2 0 6 22 .177 .261 .226 .487 38 14 2 1 0 0 0 5/6
1964 23 WSA AL 148 521 482 55 111 16 4 7 35 3 3 29 119 .230 .280 .324 .604 68 156 15 5 4 1 2 56/4
1965 24 LAD NL 104 120 105 12 18 3 0 1 5 1 0 8 33 .171 .243 .229 .472 38 24 3 2 5 0 1 5/6
1966 25 LAD NL 125 294 274 15 55 9 2 3 24 1 2 10 64 .201 .241 .281 .522 50 77 5 5 4 1 1 564
1967 26 NYY AL 78 208 179 22 35 4 0 1 17 2 1 17 35 .196 .265 .235 .500 52 42 4 1 8 3 0 65/4
1969 28 SEP AL 61 145 128 18 30 3 1 4 14 4 0 14 25 .234 .315 .367 .682 93 47 3 1 2 0 1 65
1970 29 TOT AL 68 200 184 23 47 9 1 6 23 0 1 11 23 .255 .299 .413 .713 91 76 4 1 3 1 1 54/63
1970 29 MIL AL 25 62 55 8 14 2 0 2 6 0 1 5 9 .255 .317 .400 .717 97 22 2 0 2 0 0 4/53
1970 29 BOS AL 43 138 129 15 33 7 1 4 17 0 0 6 14 .256 .292 .419 .711 88 54 2 1 1 1 1 5/64
1971 30 BOS AL 74 296 272 41 75 12 5 5 22 1 1 14 42 .276 .320 .412 .731 100 112 4 4 5 1 0 46/5
1972 31 BOS AL 71 237 212 22 52 11 1 2 22 0 1 18 40 .245 .311 .335 .646 88 71 3 3 2 2 4 465
1973 32 BOS AL 67 174 155 17 28 9 1 1 16 0 0 12 45 .181 .246 .271 .517 42 42 3 2 3 2 0 45D
1974 33 BOS AL 10 16 15 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 .133 .188 .333 .521 43 5 2 0 0 0 0 /45
12 Yrs 856 2324 2110 237 475 77 17 32 185 14 10 142 461 .225 .281 .323 .604 70 682 48 25 36 11 10
162 Game Avg. 162 440 399 45 90 15 3 6 35 3 2 27 87 .225 .281 .323 .604 70 129 9 5 7 2 2
BOS (5 yrs) 265 861 783 98 190 39 8 13 78 1 2 51 147 .243 .295 .363 .658 82 284 14 10 11 6 5
WSA (3 yrs) 198 634 586 64 133 17 6 8 41 5 4 37 148 .227 .279 .317 .597 66 186 17 6 4 1 2
LAD (2 yrs) 229 414 379 27 73 12 2 4 29 2 2 18 97 .193 .242 .266 .508 47 101 8 7 9 1 2
MIL (2 yrs) 86 207 183 26 44 5 1 6 20 4 1 19 34 .240 .315 .377 .692 94 69 5 1 4 0 1
NYY (1 yr) 78 208 179 22 35 4 0 1 17 2 1 17 35 .196 .265 .235 .500 52 42 4 1 8 3 0
AL (10 yrs) 627 1910 1731 210 402 65 15 28 156 12 8 124 364 .232 .289 .336 .625 75 581 40 18 27 10 8
NL (2 yrs) 229 414 379 27 73 12 2 4 29 2 2 18 97 .193 .242 .266 .508 47 101 8 7 9 1 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1962 21 WSA AL 14 44 -1 -0 0 -0 1 -0 -0.1 1 1 0.1 .496 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /65
1963 22 WSA AL 36 69 -4 1 0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 2 -1 -0.2 .489 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 5/6
1964 23 WSA AL 148 521 -19 1 -1 2 5 -12 -1.6 16 4 -0.0 .491 .492 -0.0 0.7 2 $7,000 56/4
1965 24 LAD NL 104 120 -8 1 -0 0 1 -6 -0.6 5 -1 -0.2 .494 .496 -0.2 0.2 -1 5/6
1966 25 LAD NL 125 294 -18 -1 -0 -5 4 -20 -2.1 11 -9 -1.1 .482 .486 -0.6 0.0 -4 564
1967 26 NYY AL 78 208 -10 0 0 -3 3 -10 -1.2 7 -3 -0.6 .485 .493 -0.1 -0.1 0 65/4
1969 28 SEP AL 61 145 -0 1 -1 -6 2 -2 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.9 -0.4 8 $14,500 65
1970 29 MIL AL 25 62 -1 0 -0 -4 0 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .481 .497 0.2 -0.4 2 4/53
1970 29 BOS AL 43 138 -1 0 0 5 1 4 0.5 5 9 1.0 .512 .503 0.5 0.6 4 $23,000 5/64
1971 30 BOS AL 74 296 -0 2 -1 -11 3 -7 -0.8 10 3 0.2 .489 .495 1.5 -0.9 14 $23,000 46/5
1972 31 BOS AL 71 237 -5 0 0 -10 3 -12 -1.6 8 -4 -0.6 .479 .491 0.6 -0.9 6 465
1973 32 BOS AL 67 174 -14 -0 0 -1 1 -14 -1.5 6 -8 -0.9 .477 .491 -0.8 0.1 -7 45D
1974 33 BOS AL 10 16 -1 0 -0 -4 0 -5 -0.6 1 -5 -0.5 .442 .496 -0.1 -0.4 -1 /45
12 Seasons 856 2324 -81 5 -3 -38 25 -91 -10.8 78 -13 -2.8 .488 .493 1.9 -1.8 25 $67,500
BOS (5 yrs) 265 861 -22 2 -0 -21 8 -34 -3.9 30 -4 -0.8 .485 .494 1.7 -1.6 17 $46,000
WSA (3 yrs) 198 634 -23 2 -1 0 6 -16 -2.1 19 4 -0.1 .491 .493 0.1 0.6 3 $7,000
LAD (2 yrs) 229 414 -25 0 -1 -4 5 -25 -2.8 15 -10 -1.2 .488 .491 -0.8 0.2 -6
MIL (2 yrs) 86 207 -1 2 -1 -10 3 -7 -0.8 7 0 -0.1 .491 .498 1.1 -0.8 10 $14,500
NYY (1 yr) 78 208 -10 0 0 -3 3 -10 -1.2 7 -3 -0.6 .485 .493 -0.1 -0.1 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1965 24 LAD NL WS MIN W 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 25 LAD NL WS BAL L 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 6 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1962 WSA AL 21 SS 9 9 4 78.0 39 13 25 1 4 .974 0 6 4.38 4.22 .962 4.83 4.83
1962 WSA AL 21 3B 2 2 2 16.1 9 2 5 2 0 .778 -1 -66 3.86 3.50 .952 3.09 3.05
1963 WSA AL 22 3B 26 18 13 160.2 65 16 46 3 4 .954 -1 -7 3.47 2.38 .947 3.02 3.02
1963 WSA AL 22 SS 2 1 1 9.0 7 3 3 1 1 .857 -0 -40 6.00 3.00 .966 4.80 4.80
1964 WSA AL 23 3B 106 81 67 758.1 306 97 191 18 14 .941 2 4 3.42 2.72 .955 3.03 3.02
1964 WSA AL 23 SS 49 43 37 372.0 208 71 130 7 27 .966 0 1 4.86 4.10 .968 4.78 4.77
1964 WSA AL 23 2B 2 1 0 9.0 4 1 3 0 1 1.000 -0 -67 4.00 2.00 .980 5.20 5.15
1965 LAD NL 24 3B 95 21 15 341.2 102 35 64 3 5 .971 1 2 2.61 1.04 .951 2.82 2.82
1965 LAD NL 24 SS 5 2 2 29.0 16 5 10 1 1 .938 -0 -8 4.66 3.00 .964 4.93 4.92
1966 LAD NL 25 3B 87 52 32 492.0 172 39 127 6 10 .965 2 5 3.04 1.91 .954 3.04 3.04
1966 LAD NL 25 SS 28 24 17 212.0 96 37 57 2 15 .979 -8 -44 3.99 3.36 .964 4.96 4.96
1966 LAD NL 25 2B 15 10 4 93.2 52 26 26 0 7 1.000 1 13 5.00 3.47 .978 5.33 5.33
1967 NYY AL 26 SS 36 29 21 254.0 142 43 87 12 16 .915 -4 -21 4.61 3.61 .963 4.62 4.63
1967 NYY AL 26 3B 34 24 17 237.1 99 31 64 4 5 .960 2 11 3.60 2.79 .955 3.13 3.14
1967 NYY AL 26 2B 2 3 3 29.0 10 9 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -21 3.10 5.00 .979 4.97 4.95
1969 SEP AL 28 SS 33 14 10 153.1 95 42 45 8 11 .916 -5 -37 5.11 2.64 .966 4.96 4.96
1969 SEP AL 28 3B 23 18 13 163.0 60 21 37 2 2 .967 -1 -8 3.20 2.52 .955 3.16 3.15
1970 TOT AL 29 3B 38 29 27 261.0 106 34 68 4 6 .962 4 21 3.52 2.68 .949 3.07 3.06
1970 TOT AL 29 2B 18 16 14 148.1 71 29 37 5 8 .930 -4 -33 4.00 3.67 .979 5.35 5.32
1970 MIL AL 29 2B 16 14 12 130.1 63 26 32 5 7 .921 -4 -37 4.01 3.63 .979 5.35 5.32
1970 MIL AL 29 3B 5 1 0 10.2 6 3 3 0 2 1.000 -0 -23 5.06 1.20 .948 3.04 3.06
1970 MIL AL 29 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 13.50 3.00 .990 9.45 9.60
1970 BOS AL 29 3B 33 28 27 250.1 100 31 65 4 4 .960 5 23 3.45 2.91 .949 3.07 3.06
1970 BOS AL 29 SS 4 2 2 22.0 12 5 7 0 0 1.000 0 11 4.91 3.00 .967 4.95 4.90
1970 BOS AL 29 2B 2 2 2 18.0 8 3 5 0 1 1.000 -0 -7 4.00 4.00 .979 5.35 5.30
1971 BOS AL 30 2B 37 31 27 277.1 151 71 76 4 16 .974 -5 -22 4.77 3.97 .980 5.31 5.28
1971 BOS AL 30 SS 33 27 27 260.1 124 41 74 9 18 .927 -6 -29 3.98 3.48 .965 4.90 4.88
1971 BOS AL 30 3B 5 5 4 42.0 15 2 13 0 1 1.000 0 6 3.21 3.00 .956 3.04 3.04
1972 BOS AL 31 2B 32 24 23 210.1 133 62 66 5 21 .962 -3 -19 5.48 4.00 .977 5.17 5.14
1972 BOS AL 31 SS 27 23 21 220.0 114 44 65 5 13 .956 -4 -20 4.46 4.04 .967 4.99 4.97
1972 BOS AL 31 3B 11 7 7 86.1 17 4 10 3 0 .824 -3 -43 1.46 1.27 .954 2.98 2.96
1973 BOS AL 32 2B 31 27 25 251.1 150 75 72 3 25 .980 -1 -3 5.26 4.74 .980 5.44 5.41
1973 BOS AL 32 3B 24 14 13 156.0 56 17 36 3 5 .946 0 1 3.06 2.21 .950 3.00 2.98
1973 BOS AL 32 DH 10 0
1974 BOS AL 33 2B 6 1 1 26.0 18 7 7 4 3 .778 -4 -194 4.85 2.33 .975 5.37 5.35
1974 BOS AL 33 3B 4 2 0 20.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 0 12 2.25 1.25 .954 3.10 3.10
12 Seasons 3B 455 273 210 2734.2 1012 299 665 48 52 .953 6 3 3.17 2.12 .953 3.02 3.00
10 Seasons SS 226 174 142 1609.2 853 304 503 46 106 .946 -26 -20 4.51 3.57 .966 4.85 4.85
8 Seasons 2B 143 113 97 1045.0 589 280 288 21 81 .964 -17 -20 4.89 3.97 .979 5.31 5.28
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 2.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -120 13.50 3.00 .990 9.45 9.60
12 Seasons TOT 825 560 449 5391.1 2457 886 1456 115 239 .953 -38 -8 3.91 2.84 .964 4.01 3.91
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1980 BBWAA ()

Strikeouts s c a p y
1964 AL  119 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1964 AL  25 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1964 AL  18 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as 3B s c a p y
1966 NL  2 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1964 AL  3.42 (1st)
1966 NL  3.04 (5th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1703), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Third Base (1008th), -2.8 career WAR/0.8 7yr-peak WAR/-1.0 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
196423Washington Senators$7,0002/27/65 TSN
196524Washington Senators$12,0002/27/65 TSN
196928Seattle Pilots$14,500Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197029Boston Red Sox$23,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
197130Boston Red Sox$23,000Noll/Fort/Hylan database
Career to date (may be incomplete)$79,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: John Edward james jim jimmy John jon SuperSub Kennedy

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