Michael Kennedy (minors02)
Michael D. Kennedy
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 188 lb.
- School Elon University
Mike Kennedy has been a minor league player and college coach.
He hit .311 for his collegiate career, with 13 homers in 115 games. The Oakland A's picked him in the 9th round of the 1990 amateur draft, one round before Ernie Young. He split the summer between the AZL Athletics (.227/.264/.318 in 13 G) and Modesto A's (.119/.191/.119 in 14 G). With the 1991 Southern Oregon A's, he hit .294/.351/.343 while splitting catching with Creighton Gubanich. He returned to his alma mater, Elon, as pitching coach from 1993-1996. He became head coach in 1997. In 2006, he won Southern Conference Coach of the Year and did so again in 2008 and 2009. He won 714 games in his first 22 years, setting the school record for career wins by 2003 and vastly increasing the mark. His 45 wins in 2006 were a single-season record at Elon.
Primary Source: Elon bio
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