John Kennedy Stats

John Kennedy was born on Thursday, May 29, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois. Kennedy was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 5, 1962, with the Washington Senators. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive John Kennedy baseball stats page.

"I always ran as hard as I could and played as hard as I could throughout my career. Shagging, throwing batting practice, and all that is part of the job and a way to increase my value and improve my chances of staying in the game. I threw batting practice to Yaz after games if coaches weren't available. When I went down to Pawtucket during the 1974 season, I worked with ( Jim ) Rice and ( Fred ) Lynn and threw them extra batting practice. I told (Pawtucket Manager / HOFer) Joe Morgan that I was going to retire at the end of the season and to let the young kids play and I would work with them to help them get better. I think I got a (Minor League) managing job with the Red Sox in 1975 as a result." - John Kennedy in his SABR Baseball Biography (Paul Hirsch, John Kennedy , Full Biography )
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John 'Supersub' Kennedy Autograph on a 1973 Topps Baseball Card (#437)
John 'Supersub' Kennedy Autograph on a 1973 Topps Baseball Card (#437)

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Birth Name:
John Edward Kennedy
Nickname:
Super Sub or Supersub
Born On:
05-29-1941  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Chicago, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-09-2018 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Peabody, Massachusetts
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Harper High School (Chicago, IL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-05-1962 (Age 21)
Last Game:
06-16-1974
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $1,500
John Kennedy

John Kennedy Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
John Kennedy

John Kennedy Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1962 21 Senators 14 42 6 11 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 .262 .295 .381
1963 22 Senators 36 62 3 11 1 1 0 0 4 6 0 22 0 0 1 2 .177 .261 .226
1964 23 Senators 148 482 55 111 16 4 7 0 35 29 2 119 4 1 5 15 .230 .280 .324
1965 24 Dodgers 104 105 12 18 3 0 1 0 5 8 1 33 5 0 2 3 .171 .243 .229
1966 25 Dodgers 125 274 15 55 9 2 3 0 24 10 1 64 4 1 5 5 .201 .241 .281
1967 26 Yankees 78 179 22 35 4 0 1 0 17 17 0 35 8 3 1 4 .196 .265 .235
1969 28 Pilots 61 128 18 30 3 1 4 0 14 14 1 25 2 0 1 3 .234 .315 .367
1970 29 Brewers 25 55 8 14 2 0 2 0 6 5 0 9 2 0 0 2 .255 .317 .400
1970 29 Red Sox 43 129 15 33 7 1 4 0 17 6 1 14 1 1 1 2 .256 .292 .419
1971 30 Red Sox 74 272 41 75 12 5 5 0 22 14 0 42 5 1 4 4 .276 .320 .412
1972 31 Red Sox 71 212 22 52 11 1 2 0 22 18 4 40 2 2 3 3 .245 .311 .335
1973 32 Red Sox 67 155 17 28 9 1 1 0 16 12 0 45 3 2 2 3 .181 .246 .271
1974 33 Red Sox 10 15 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 2 .133 .188 .333
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 856 2,110 237 475 77 17 32 0 185 142 10 461 36 11 25 48 .225 .281 .323
John Kennedy

John Kennedy Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1962 Senators 3B 2 2 48 9 4.5 7 2 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .778 3.94
1962 Senators SS 9 9 234 39 4.3 38 13 25 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .974 4.38
1963 Senators 3B 26 18 480 65 2.5 62 16 46 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .954 3.49
1963 Senators SS 2 1 27 7 3.5 6 3 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 6.00
1964 Senators 2B 2 1 27 4 2.0 4 1 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1964 Senators 3B 107 81 2,274 306 2.9 288 97 191 18 14 n/a n/a n/a .941 3.42
1964 Senators SS 49 43 1,116 208 4.2 201 71 130 7 27 n/a n/a n/a .966 4.86
1965 Dodgers 3B 95 21 1,023 102 1.1 99 35 64 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.61
1965 Dodgers SS 5 2 87 16 3.2 15 5 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 4.66
1966 Dodgers 2B 15 10 279 52 3.5 52 26 26 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.03
1966 Dodgers 3B 87 52 1,476 172 2.0 166 39 127 6 10 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.04
1966 Dodgers SS 28 24 636 96 3.4 94 37 57 2 15 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.99
1967 Yankees 2B 3 3 87 10 3.3 10 9 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.10
1967 Yankees 3B 33 24 711 99 3.0 95 31 64 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.61
1967 Yankees SS 36 29 762 142 3.9 130 43 87 12 16 n/a n/a n/a .915 4.61
1969 Pilots 3B 23 18 489 60 2.6 58 21 37 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.20
1969 Pilots SS 33 14 459 95 2.9 87 42 45 8 11 n/a n/a n/a .916 5.12
1970 Brewers 1B 1 0 6 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
1970 Brewers 2B 16 14 390 63 3.9 58 26 32 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .921 4.02
1970 Brewers 3B 5 1 30 6 1.2 6 3 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1970 Red Sox 2B 2 2 54 8 4.0 8 3 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1970 Red Sox 3B 33 28 750 100 3.0 96 31 65 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.46
1970 Red Sox SS 4 2 66 12 3.0 12 5 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.91
1971 Red Sox 2B 37 31 831 151 4.1 147 71 76 4 16 n/a n/a n/a .974 4.78
1971 Red Sox 3B 5 5 126 15 3.0 15 2 13 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.21
1971 Red Sox SS 33 27 780 124 3.8 115 41 74 9 18 n/a n/a n/a .927 3.98
1972 Red Sox 2B 27 24 630 133 4.9 128 62 66 5 21 n/a n/a n/a .962 5.49
1972 Red Sox 3B 15 7 258 17 1.1 14 4 10 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .824 1.47
1972 Red Sox SS 27 22 660 114 4.2 109 44 65 5 13 n/a n/a n/a .956 4.46
1973 Red Sox 2B 31 27 753 150 4.8 147 75 72 3 25 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.27
1973 Red Sox 3B 24 14 468 56 2.3 53 17 36 3 5 n/a n/a n/a .946 3.06
1974 Red Sox 2B 6 1 78 18 3.0 14 7 7 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .778 4.85
1974 Red Sox 3B 4 2 60 5 1.3 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
3B Totals 459 273 8,193 1,012 2.2 964 299 665 48 52 n/a n/a n/a .953 3.18
SS Totals 226 173 4,827 853 3.8 807 304 503 46 106 n/a n/a n/a .946 4.51
2B Totals 139 113 3,129 589 4.2 568 280 288 21 81 n/a n/a n/a .964 4.90
1B Totals 1 0 6 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
12 Years 825 559 16,155 2,457 3.0 2,342 886 1,456 115 239 n/a n/a n/a .953 3.91
John Kennedy

John Kennedy Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1962 Senators 0 1 .000 3 0 n/a 42.0 6.0 21.0 - - -
1963 Senators 2 0 1.000 3 6 n/a 0.0 2.8 15.5 - - -
1964 Senators 3 3 .500 3 9 n/a 68.9 4.1 13.8 - - -
1965 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 5 8 n/a 105.0 3.2 21.0 - - -
1966 Dodgers 1 2 .333 1 5 n/a 91.3 4.3 11.4 - - -
1967 Yankees 2 1 .667 5 3 n/a 179.0 5.1 10.5 - - -
1969 Pilots 4 0 1.000 6 9 n/a 32.0 5.1 9.1 - - -
1970 Brewers 0 1 .000 3 2 n/a 27.5 6.1 9.2 - - -
1970 Red Sox 0 0 .000 6 1 n/a 32.3 9.2 7.6 - - -
1971 Red Sox 1 1 .500 2 2 n/a 54.4 6.5 12.4 - - -
1972 Red Sox 0 1 .000 5 7 n/a 106.0 5.3 9.6 - - -
1973 Red Sox 0 0 .000 1 16 9 155.0 3.4 9.7 - - -
1974 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 2 0 15.0 2.5 15.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 14 10 .583 43 70 9 65.9 4.6 11.4 - - -
John Kennedy

John Kennedy Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1962 Washington Senators 34 $5,700.00 - -
1963 Washington Senators 2 , 36 $6,400.00 - -
1964 Washington Senators 2 $7,000.00 - -
1965 Los Angeles Dodgers 11 $12,000.00 - Stats
1966 Los Angeles Dodgers 11 $12,000.00 - Stats
1967 New York Yankees 26 $13,500.00 - -
1969 Seattle Pilots 11 $14,500.00 - -
1970 Milwaukee Brewers 11 $23,000.00 - -
1970 Boston Red Sox 12 "     " - -
1971 Boston Red Sox 12 $23,000.00 - -
1972 Boston Red Sox 12 Undetermined - -
1973 Boston Red Sox 12 Undetermined - -
1974 Boston Red Sox 12 Undetermined - -


John Edward Kennedy was a Major League Baseball player for the Washington Senators (1962-1964), Los Angeles Dodgers (1965-1966), New York Yankees (1967), Seattle Pilots (1969), Milwaukee Brewers (1970), and Boston Red Sox (1970-1974).

Did you know that when John Kennedy made his Major League debut, on September 5, 1962 , pinch-hitting for Senators twirler Ed Hobaugh in the sixth inning, he hit a home run in his first at-bat that also broke up a no-hit effort by Dick Stigman of the Minnesota Twins ?

Did you know that John Kennedy, who was nicknamed The Supersub, was sent into the perfect game being thrown by Sandy Koufax on September 9, 1965 , during the ninth inning, replacing third baseman Jim Gilliam ? Frank Carey, a close friend of John's, said (The Daily Item, 08/12/2018, Source ), "We used to kid him. We'd say to him that Koufax looked out and decided he'd have to strike out all three batters." Koufax did exactly that.

John Kennedy Major League Baseball Debut
John Kennedy MLB Debut | The Democrat and Chronicle | September 6, 1962 | Page 43
In 1969, John Kennedy wore #11 , the first and only Seattle Pilots player to ever use the number. The franchise moved to Milwaukee in 1970, and when Supersub stepped onto the field April 8th , he became the first Milwaukee Brewers player to ever wear #11 as well!

Last-Modified: May 29, 2019 5:12 AM EST

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