Adam Thomas Kennedy
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 192 lb.
- School California State University, Northridge
- High School J.W. North High School
- Debut August 21, 1999
- Final Game September 7, 2012
- Born January 10, 1976 in Riverside, CA USA
Adam Kennedy led the nation in hits in both 1996 (121) and 1997 (134) while at Cal State Northridge. In the 1999 Pan American Games, he hit .367 to lead Team USA's starting position players as they clinched a spot in the 2000 Olympics and won a Silver Medal.
Kennedy's father Tom played baseball at U.C.-Riverside. After college he coached high school baseball at J.W. North High School in Riverside, CA for around twenty-five years and sent two players to the major leagues: his son and Alvin Davis. His brother Bryan Kennedy, a catcher, was drafted in the 24th round of the 2001 amateur draft by the Minnesota Twins. He played a couple of games at AAA in 2003, and spent 2004-2005 at AA.
Kennedy holds the record for the most home runs in one postseason game, with 3 against the Minnesota Twins in the 2002 ALCS; he shares this record with five other players. He was batting ninth that day. No other batter has hit even two home runs from the ninth spot in a postseason game.
- Wayne Stewart: Fathers, Sons & Baseball, The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT, 2002 pp 173-192.