Vern Kennedy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Vern Kennedy
Vern Kennedy.JPG
Born: (1907-03-20)March 20, 1907
Kansas City, Missouri
Died: January 28, 1993(1993-01-28) (aged 85)
Mendon, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1934, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1945, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record104–132
Earned run average4.67
Career highlights and awards

Lloyd Vernon Kennedy (March 20, 1907 – January 28, 1993) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds. Kennedy batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Kennedy attended college at what is now known as the University of Central Missouri, where the football field bears his name.

While pitching for the Chicago White Sox, Kennedy threw the first no-hitter in Comiskey Park, a 5–0 shutout over Cleveland on August 31, 1935. His most productive season came in 1936, when he posted career-highs in wins (21), innings pitched (​274 13) and complete games (20). A competent hitting-pitcher, he compiled a .244 average (181-for-743) with 36 extra base hits, including four home runs and 61 RBI. He also made the American League All-Star team in 1936 and 1938. In a 12-season career, Kennedy posted a 104–132 record with 691 strikeouts and a 4.67 ERA in ​2025 23 innings.

Kennedy died in Mendon, Missouri, at the age of 85 after a shed (smokehouse) roof collapsed on him.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vern Kennedy at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Joel Rippel, Retrieved December 30, 2018.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Paul Dean
No-hitter pitcher
August 31, 1935
Succeeded by
Bill Dietrich