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Terry Kennedy

Terry Kennedy

Terry Kennedy
Terry Kennedy

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Terry Kennedy is a Catholic and former Major League Baseball player.  Today he travels all over the country inspiring audiences with his experiences as a Major League Player and how God and his faith have influenced his life.

Terrance Edward Kennedy (on June 4, 1956 in Euclid, Ohio) is a former All-Star Major League Baseball catcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1978-80), San Diego Padres (1981-86), Baltimore Orioles (1987-88) and San Francisco Giants (1989-91). Kennedy batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He is the son of former major league player and manager Bob Kennedy. He is currently the hitting coach for the Lake Elsinore Storm.

In a 14-year career, Kennedy hit .264 with 113 home runs and 628 RBI in 1491 games. Kennedy tied Johnny Bench's NL mark of 40 doubles in a season in 1982. That same year Kennedy won the Silver Bat Award. He appeared in 4 All-Star games (1981, 1983, 1985, and 1987). He also played in 2 World Series with the Padres in 1984 and the Giants in 1989 (Earthquake Series). Terry and his father Bob became the first father and son duo to drive in runs in a World Series when Terry drove in 2 against the Tigers in 1984 in his first at bat.

After his playing days, Kennedy managed, coached, and instructed in the minor leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Kennedy was voted Manager-of-the-Year twice including Baseball America Manager-of-the-Year in 1998 when he led the Iowa Cubs to a first place finish.

He played college baseball at Florida State University and was a two-time All-American and Sporting News College Player of the Year in 1976. Kennedy was inducted into the FSU Athletics hall of Fame in 1982.

Terry was known for not wearing batting gloves.

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