Kenneth Paul Huckaby
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 205 lb.
- School San Joaquin Delta College
- High School Manteca High School
- Debut October 6, 2001
- Final Game September 27, 2006
- Born January 27, 1971 in San Leandro, CA USA
He is possibly best known for a collision with Derek Jeter while playing for the Toronto Blue Jays on Opening Day, March 31, 2003, that caused Jeter to miss six weeks while recovering from a dislocated shoulder. The infield had shifted for a Jason Giambi at-bat, with only one defender covering the whole left side of the infield: Giambi grounded out to the pitcher, Jeter tried to go from first to third, but Huckaby, who ran to cover the unmanned bag, collided with him there and tagged him out.
Huckaby became a coach with the Bluefield Blue Jays in 2013 and Lansing Lugnuts in 2014. He became a manager with Lansing in 2015. He was the Toronto Blue Jays' minor league catching coordinator in 2017-2019. He was scheduled to manage the Buffalo Bisons in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2015||Lansing Lugnuts||Midwest League||73-66||7th||Toronto Blue Jays||Lost in 2nd round|
|2016||Dunedin Blue Jays||Florida State League||76-59||3rd||Toronto Blue Jays|