3B-SS 1967, 69-73 Yankees , Indians
Kenney, a tall, slender (6'1" 170-lb) lefthanded-hitting third baseman, was part
of the trade that brought Graig Nettles to the Yankees in 1973. He was the Yankee
third baseman from 1969 to 1971, and had career highs in 1971 with a .262 average,
56 walks, and 50 runs, in 325 at-bats.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» April 7, 1969:
At RFK Stadium, 45,000 fans, including President Richard Nixon, look on as Ted Williams makes his managerial debut for the Senators. The Yanks spoil it, winning 8–4, pinning the loss on Camilo Pascual, and routing him in the third inning with back-to-back homers by Jerry Kenney and Bobby Murcer. Playing for the old Senators, Pascual lost the '56 opener to New York, and the '57 opener to the Orioles. He won the 1960 opener against the Red Sox and, for the new Washington Senators, lost last year's opener to the Twins. Mel Stottlemyre wins his 3rd straight opening complete game, despite giving up 14 hits. |
» November 27, 1972: In a great trade for New York, the Indians swap 3B Graig Nettles and C Gerry Moses to the Yankees for C John Ellis, IF Jerry Kenney, and outfielders Charlie Spikes and Rusty Torres.