18 Facts About Adam Kennedy


Adam Thomas Kennedy was born on January 10,1976 and is an American former professional baseball second baseman.

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Adam Kennedy attended John W North High School in Riverside, playing baseball and basketball.

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Adam Kennedy is the son of Tom Kennedy, who teaches Health at North High School.

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Adam Kennedy attended Cal State Northridge, where he played shortstop for the Matador baseball squad.

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Adam Kennedy set school records in career hits, RBI and batting average and was a three-time All-American.

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Adam Kennedy was selected as a Pacific Coast League All-Star, Baseball America first-team Minor League All-Star and Triple-A All-Star.

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Adam Kennedy made his MLB debut on August 21,1999, for the Cardinals against the New York Mets at second base.

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Adam Kennedy was traded the following year to the Anaheim Angels with Kent Bottenfield for Jim Edmonds.

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Adam Kennedy matched a team record with eight RBI against the Blue Jays on April 18,2000.

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In Game 5 of the 2002 American League Championship Series against the Minnesota Twins, Adam Kennedy hit three home runs, joining only nine other players who hit three homers in a post-season game: Babe Ruth, Bob Robertson, Reggie Jackson, George Brett, Adrian Beltre, Albert Pujols, Pablo Sandoval, Jose Altuve, and Enrique Hernandez.

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Adam Kennedy's performance helped the Angels clinch the American League pennant, and Adam Kennedy was named the series' Most Valuable Player.

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Adam Kennedy charged the mound, triggering a fight between the 6' 5" Feldman and the 6' 1" Adam Kennedy.

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Adam Kennedy signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays one week later.

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Adam Kennedy appeared in 129 games for the Athletics, mostly at third base and second base, batting.

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Adam Kennedy mostly played second base, but appeared in 51 games at first base, the first time he had seen any regular time at that position in his career.

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Adam Kennedy made the team out of spring training, and served as a utility infielder, seeing action at first base, second base and third base during the year while hitting.

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On December 1,2011, Adam Kennedy signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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