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Bill Kennedy

William Aulton Kennedy (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: March 14, 1921 in Carnesville, Georgia, United States
Died: April 9, 1983 in Seattle, Washington, United States

Major League Stats

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1940 19 -1.8 Ashland MTNS D 7 11 .389 3.47 5.58 32 23 158.0 154 98 61 67 1.399 8.8 3.8
1941 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-C NYY 12 10 .545 3.35 4.45 27 172.0 164 85 64 91 1.483 8.6 4.8
1941 20 -3.0 Rocky Mount COPL D 10 6 .625 2.23 3.25 19 133.0 120 48 33 61 1.361 8.1 4.1
1941 20 -3.4 Amsterdam CAML C NYY 2 4 .333 7.15 8.54 8 39.0 44 37 31 30 1.897 10.2 6.9
1942 21 -1.1 Rocky Mount BIST D 13 8 .619 4.02 4.81 31 215.0 180 115 96 138 1.479 7.5 5.8
1946 25 0.2 Rocky Mount COPL D 28 3 .903 1.03 41 280.0 149 32 101 0.893 4.8 3.2
1947 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA BOS 15 3 .833 3.02 3.21 25 140.0 110 50 47 85 6 1.393 7.1 5.5
1947 26 1.0 Scranton EL A BOS 15 2 .882 2.62 3.36 23 134.0 102 50 39 80 1.358 6.9 5.4
1947 26 -1.2 Toronto IL AAA BOS 0 1 .000 12.00 2 6.0 8 8 5 6 2.167 12.0 7.5 9.0 1.20
1948 27 -1.3 2 Teams AL MLB SLB-CLE 8 8 .500 5.21 6.03 32 23 5 3 0 0 143.1 148 96 83 10 117 89 5 0 5 686 1.849 9.3 0.6 7.3 5.6 0.76
1948 27 -1.3 CLE AL MLB CLE 1 0 1.000 11.12 11.12 6 3 0 0 0 0 11.1 16 14 14 0 13 12 0 0 0 62 2.559 12.7 0.0 10.3 9.5 0.92
1948 27 -1.3 SLB AL MLB SLB 7 8 .467 4.70 5.59 26 20 5 3 0 0 132.0 132 82 69 10 104 77 5 0 5 624 1.788 9.0 0.7 7.1 5.2 0.74
1949 28 -0.5 SLB AL MLB SLB 4 11 .267 4.69 5.68 48 16 11 2 0 1 153.2 172 97 80 12 73 69 3 0 5 697 1.594 10.1 0.7 4.3 4.0 0.95
1950 29 2.4 Baltimore IL AAA SLB 16 9 .640 3.73 4.05 42 23 12 5 198.0 172 89 82 89 144 3 0 2 1.318 7.8 4.0 6.5 1.62
1950 29 0.3 SLB AL MLB SLB 0 0 0.00 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 9 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 4.5 0.50
1951 30 3.4 Louisville AA AAA BOS 6 2 .750 2.73 3.64 13 12 5 4 89.0 73 36 27 30 57 1 0 2 1.157 7.4 3.0 5.8 1.90
1951 30 0.8 SLB AL MLB SLB 1 5 .167 5.79 5.95 19 5 4 1 0 0 56.0 76 37 36 4 37 29 1 0 1 272 2.018 12.2 0.6 5.9 4.7 0.78
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1952 31 0.9 CHW AL MLB CHW 2 2 .500 2.80 3.44 47 1 24 0 0 5 70.2 54 27 22 4 38 46 1 0 1 294 1.302 6.9 0.5 4.8 5.9 1.21
1953 32 5.4 Louisville AA AAA BOS 9 5 .643 3.05 3.32 20 17 6 3 133.0 116 49 45 6 41 95 2 0 3 1.180 7.8 0.4 2.8 6.4 2.32
1953 32 2.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 0 0 3.70 4.81 16 0 9 0 0 2 24.1 24 13 10 2 17 14 1 0 0 116 1.685 8.9 0.7 6.3 5.2 0.82
1954 33 6.6 Louisville AA AAA BOS 9 6 .600 4.08 4.29 24 16 6 1 128.0 126 61 58 13 44 94 1 0 1 1.328 8.9 0.9 3.1 6.6 2.14
1955 34 4.3 Seattle PCL Opn 8 6 .571 1.92 3.65 52 1 0 0 93.2 74 38 20 5 18 77 4 0 4 0.982 7.1 0.5 1.7 7.4 4.28
1956 35 6.5 Seattle PCL Opn CIN 2 5 .286 2.55 4.16 43 0 0 0 67.0 57 31 19 3 23 55 1 0 1 1.194 7.7 0.4 3.1 7.4 2.39
1956 35 6.4 CIN NL MLB CIN 0 0 18.00 18.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 2.0 6 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.000 27.0 4.5 0.0 0.0
1957 36 7.5 Seattle PCL Opn CIN 9 3 .750 1.16 1.91 51 0 0 0 85.0 60 18 11 3 29 72 2 1 0 1.047 6.4 0.3 3.1 7.6 2.48
1957 36 8.4 CIN NL MLB CIN 0 2 .000 6.39 6.39 8 0 6 0 0 3 12.2 16 9 9 1 5 1 8 1 0 0 60 1.658 11.4 0.7 3.6 5.7 1.60
1958 37 7.9 Seattle PCL AAA CIN 7 8 .467 4.50 5.05 56 2 1 0 82.0 85 46 41 9 18 56 0 0 1 1.256 9.3 1.0 2.0 6.1 3.11
1959 38 10.7 Seattle PCL AAA CIN 8 3 .727 2.32 2.45 36 0 0 0 66.0 55 18 17 2 10 43 1 0 3 0.985 7.5 0.3 1.4 5.9 4.30
1960 39 2 Teams PCL AAA CIN 2 4 .333 3.32 4.29 49 0 0 0 65.0 70 31 24 5 23 46 4 0 3 1.431 9.7 0.7 3.2 6.4 2.00
1960 39 10.6 Seattle PCL AAA CIN
1960 39 10.6 Portland PCL AAA
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 15 28 .349 4.73 5.50 172 45 61 6 0 11 464.2 497 284 244 34 289 1 256 12 0 13 2145 1.692 9.6 0.7 5.6 5.0 0.89
Minors (15 seasons) Minors 151 86 .637 2.94 3.49 542 94 30 13 1971.2 1645 765 644 46 807 745 19 1 20 1.244 7.5 3.7
All Levels (18 Seasons) 166 114 .593 3.28 3.88 714 139 61 36 13 11 2436.1 2142 1049 888 80 1096 1 1001 31 1 33 2145 1.329 7.9 4.0
Opn (3 seasons) Minors 19 14 .576 1.83 3.19 146 1 0 0 245.2 191 87 50 11 70 204 7 1 5 1.062 7.0 0.4 2.6 7.5 2.91
D (4 seasons) Minors 58 28 .674 2.54 2.99 123 23 786.0 603 261 222 367 1.234 6.9 4.2
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 57 38 .600 3.54 3.87 242 70 30 13 767.0 705 330 302 35 260 541 12 0 15 1.258 8.3 3.1 6.3 2.08
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1939 18 3 Teams 3 Lgs C-D NYY
1939 18 -3.3 Easton ESHL D NYY
1939 18 -3.6 Butler PASA D NYY
1939 18 -5.1 Amsterdam CAML C NYY
1940 19 -3.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-C NYY 33 58 58 11 2 0 0 13
1940 19 -3.2 Ashland MTNS D 33 58 11 2 0 0 .190 .224 13
1940 19 -4.2 Akron MATL C NYY
1941 20 -3.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-C NYY 28 65 65 11 1 0 0 .169 .185 12
1941 20 -3.1 Rocky Mount COPL D 20 50 10 1 0 0 .200 .220 11
1941 20 -4.6 Amsterdam CAML C NYY 8 15 1 0 0 0 .067 .067 1
1942 21 -2.4 Rocky Mount BIST D 31 73 11 4 0 0 .151 .205 15
1946 25 0.3 Rocky Mount COPL D 43 101 20 7 0 2 .198 .327 33
1947 26 1.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA BOS 26 46 46 10 2 0 0 12
1947 26 1.4 Scranton EL A BOS 24 46 10 2 0 0 .217 .261 12
1947 26 -2.0 Toronto IL AAA BOS 2
1948 27 -2.0 2 Teams AL MLB SLB-CLE 32 55 47 6 13 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 4 .277 .333 .298 .631 14 1 0 4
1948 27 -2.0 CLE AL MLB CLE 6 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 2 0 0 1
1948 27 -2.0 SLB AL MLB SLB 26 50 44 5 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 4 .250 .298 .273 .571 12 1 0 3
1949 28 -0.8 SLB AL MLB SLB 48 45 40 3 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 12 .150 .209 .150 .359 6 3 0 2
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1950 29 0.9 Baltimore IL AAA SLB 42 82 67 5 11 0 0 1 6 0 7 11 .164 .243 .209 .452 14 0 8
1950 29 0.2 SLB AL MLB SLB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 30 2.5 Louisville AA AAA BOS 13 37 30 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 5 10 .167 .286 .200 .486 6 0 0 2
1951 30 1.0 SLB AL MLB SLB 19 16 16 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 .125 .125 .125 .250 2 0 0 0
1952 31 2.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 47 14 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 0 0 1
1953 32 5.0 Louisville AA AAA BOS 20 53 40 3 4 1 0 0 4 0 9 18 .100 .265 .125 .390 5 0 0 4
1953 32 3.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 16 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 1
1954 33 6.8 Louisville AA AAA BOS 24 51 40 5 6 0 0 1 4 0 6 14 .150 .261 .225 .486 9 0 0 5 0
1955 34 4.5 Seattle PCL Opn 52 25 22 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .136 .174 .136 .310 3 1 0 2 0
1956 35 6.7 Seattle PCL Opn CIN 43 13 12 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 7 .167 .231 .250 .481 3 1 0 0 0
1956 35 6.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 36 6.8 Seattle PCL Opn CIN 51 26 20 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .150 .227 .150 .377 3 0 0 4 0
1957 36 7.7 CIN NL MLB CIN 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 37 8.7 Seattle PCL AAA CIN 56 18 15 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 .067 .167 .067 .233 1 2 0 0 1
1959 38 9.8 Seattle PCL AAA CIN 36 16 13 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .154 .313 .231 .543 3 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1960 39 11.1 2 Teams PCL AAA CIN 49 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 0 0 0
1960 39 11.1 Seattle PCL AAA CIN
1960 39 11.1 Portland PCL AAA
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 172 136 120 9 25 1 0 0 6 0 0 8 31 .208 .258 .217 .474 26 4 0 8 0 0
Minors (16 seasons) Minors 547 676 614 22 102 20 0 4 17 0 0 36 85 134 4 0 25 1
All Levels (19 Seasons) 719 812 734 31 127 21 0 4 23 0 0 44 116 160 8 0 33 1 0
Opn (3 seasons) Minors 146 64 54 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 4 21 .148 .207 .167 .374 9 2 0 6 0
D (5 seasons) Minors 127 282 282 52 14 0 2 72
C (3 seasons) Minors 8 15 15 1 0 0 0 1
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 242 269 217 20 31 3 0 2 16 0 0 32 64 40 2 0 19 1
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1940 19 Ashland MTNS D P 32
1941 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs D-C NYY P 27
1941 20 Rocky Mount COPL D P 19
1941 20 Amsterdam CAML C NYY P 8
1942 21 Rocky Mount BIST D P 31
1946 25 Rocky Mount COPL D P 41
1947 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AAA BOS P 25
1947 26 Scranton EL A BOS P 23
1947 26 Toronto IL AAA BOS P 2
1948 27 2 Teams AL MLB SLB-CLE P 32 143.0 24 3 21 0 0 1.000 1.51 0.75
1948 27 CLE AL MLB CLE P 6 11.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.64 0.33
1948 27 SLB AL MLB SLB P 26 132.0 22 3 19 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.85
1949 28 SLB AL MLB SLB P 48 154.0 30 4 23 3 0 .900 1.58 0.56
1950 29 Baltimore IL AAA SLB P 42 40 10 29 1 3 .975 0.93
1950 29 SLB AL MLB SLB P 1 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 0.00
1951 30 Louisville AA AAA BOS P 13 19 4 13 2 0 .895 1.31
1951 30 SLB AL MLB SLB P 19 56.0 18 3 14 1 2 .944 2.73 0.89
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1952 31 CHW AL MLB CHW P 47 71.0 14 5 8 1 1 .929 1.65 0.28
1953 32 Louisville AA AAA BOS P 20 27 4 23 0 0 1.000 1.35
1953 32 BOS AL MLB BOS P 16 24.0 7 2 3 2 0 .714 1.88 0.31
1954 33 Louisville AA AAA BOS P 24 34 3 31 0 2 1.000 1.42
1955 34 Seattle PCL Opn P 52 17 1 14 2 1 .882 0.29
1956 35 Seattle PCL Opn CIN P 43 9 1 6 2 0 .778 0.16
1956 35 CIN NL MLB CIN P 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1957 36 Seattle PCL Opn CIN P 51 17 5 11 1 1 .941 0.31
1957 36 CIN NL MLB CIN P 8 13.0 3 0 3 0 1 1.000 2.08 0.38
1958 37 Seattle PCL AAA CIN P 56 12 5 7 0 1 1.000 0.21
1959 38 Seattle PCL AAA CIN P 36 10 1 9 0 0 1.000 0.28
1960 39 2 Teams PCL AAA CIN P 49 17 5 12 0 1 1.000 0.35
1960 39 Seattle PCL AAA CIN
1960 39 Portland PCL AAA
MLB (8 seasons) MLB P 172 465.0 97 17 72 8 4 .918 1.72 0.52
Minors (15 seasons) Minors P 542 202 39 155 8 9
All Levels (18 Seasons) P 714 465.0 299 56 227 16 13
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1939 18 Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association D
1939 18 Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian-American League C
1939 18 Easton Yankees Eastern Shore League D
1940 19 Akron Yankees Middle Atlantic League C
1940 19 Ashland Colonels Mountain State League D
1941 20 Rocky Mount Leafs Coastal Plain League D
1941 20 Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian-American League C
1942 21 Rocky Mount Rocks Bi-State League D
1946 25 Rocky Mount Rocks Coastal Plain League D
1947 26 Toronto Maple Leafs International League AAA
1947 26 Scranton Red Sox Eastern League A
1948 27 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 2
1948 27 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1
1949 28 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1
1950 29 Baltimore Orioles International League AAA
1950 29 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1 1950-04-22 1950-04-22
1951 30 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA
1951 30 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1 1951-04-17 1951-07-15
1952 31 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1952-04-17 1952-09-28
1953 32 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA
1953 32 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1953-04-20 1953-06-09
1954 33 Louisville Colonels American Association AAA
1955 34 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Opn
1956 35 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Opn
1956 35 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB 1 1956-04-20 1956-04-20
1957 36 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Opn
1957 36 Cincinnati Redlegs National League MLB 1 1957-09-03 1957-09-29
1958 37 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League AAA
1959 38 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League AAA
1960 39 Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League AAA 1
1960 39 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA 2

Sabr ID: 902feb3d

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