» July 30, 1936: Vern Kennedy wins his 10th in a row, pitching the White Sox to a win over the A's, 7–4. Bob Kennedy connects off Kennedy for his 16th homer of the year, while Gordon "Dusty" Rhodes is handed one of his American League-high twenty losses. Hod Lisenbee, signed yesterday, is effective in relief of Rhodes.
» June 2, 1948:
The White Sox acquire Fat Pat Seerey and P Al Gettel from Cleveland for 3B Bob Kennedy.
» August 14, 1950: Before 60,120, the Indians turn back the Tigers, 3–2, in 10 innings, and reduce Detroit's first-place advantage to two 1/2 games. Al Rosen had tied the game in the ninth with a 2-out HR. RF Bob Kennedy helps the Tribe's cause by starting a triple play from the outfield, recalling Tribe LF Charlie Jamieson's two triple plays of 1928.
» June 4, 1951: In Cleveland, in an effort to defeat their Yankee nemesis, the Indians distribute 15,000 lucky rabbits feet for Beat Eddie Lopat Night. Lopat recalled later, "While I was warming up, before the game, a drunk came on the field and threw a black cat at me and it clung to my uniform jersey." It works, as Cleveland plates five runs in the first inning—three on a Bob Kennedy homer—on the way to an 8–2 win. It is Lopat's first defeat to the Indians after 11 straight wins.
» August 28, 1951:
The Indians triumph over the A's, 1–0, on Bob Kennedy's homer off Sam Zoldak. It is Sam's 2nd 1–0 loss to the Tribe. Early Wynn wins his 15th to keep the Indians a game ahead of New York, 7–5 winners in 10 innings at St. Louis.
» July 30, 1954:
Against Allie Reynolds, 3B Bob Kennedy hits the first grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles surpass the top season attendance the Browns had in their 52 years, as they draw 27,385 for the game, giving them 7,000 more than the 712,918 St. Louis drew in 1922.
» May 30, 1955:
The Orioles waive Bob Kennedy to the White Sox.
» May 15, 1956: The White Sox send infielder Jim Brideweser and 3B Bob Kennedy to Detroit for infielder Fred Hatfield and outfielder Jim Delsing.
» May 15, 1957:
With the May 15 deadline to cut rosters to 25 players, a number of veterans are handed their walking papers. Among them are: pitchers Ellis Kinder and Jim McDonald, OF Bob Kennedy (White Sox), 1B Preston Ward (Indians), 1B Eddie Robinson (Tigers).
» November 14, 1962: Bob Kennedy joins the Cubs coaching staff as its 8th and final member.
» February 20, 1963: Bob Kennedy is named manager of the Cubs, putting an end to the short-lived college of coaches.
» June 11, 1965: Lou Klein replaces Bob Kennedy as head coach of the Cubs. Kennedy becomes assistant to GM John Holland. It doesn't help today as the Cubs lose, 4–3, to the Reds at Wrigley. Gordy Coleman's 2-run homer in the 9th inning is the winner.
» October 20, 1967: Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy the first manager of the Oakland A's.
» September 29, 1968: Bob Kennedy is fired as Oakland manager.
» November 24, 1976:
Bob Kennedy is named head of baseball operations for the Cubs. His first move is to inform Jim Marshall he's fired as manager and Salty Saltwell, after a year as GM, is named secretary and director of park operations. Herman Franks, briefly a Cubs coach under Leo Durocher, will be named the new manager. Ironically, Durocher turned down a Wrigley offer to manage the Cubs for the 1977 season.