Snapper Kennedy

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Sherman Montgomery Kennedy

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sherman "Snapper" Kennedy was going to be the shortstop for the Chicago Orphans in 1902 but came up with a sore arm, so manager Frank Selee asked third baseman Joe Tinker to move over to shortstop. Kennedy ended up getting into one major league game, that one in the outfield, while Tinker had a Hall of Fame career as a shortstop.

In Snapper's only game in the majors, he went 0-for-5, but that was against the Cincinnati Reds' ace pitcher Noodles Hahn, who went 23-12 that year. The game ended as a 0-0 12-inning tie.

Kennedy played eight years in the minors, of which four were with the Nashville Volunteers (1901-1904). He twice hit .323 with the Nashville team.

Kennedy is the only major leaguer through 2020 with the first name (or nickname) Snapper.

One of the sources: The Cubs: The Complete Story of Chicago Cubs Baseball.

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