Bob Kennedy dead at 74

Former Brooklyn outfielder and Chicago Cubs manager Bob Kennedy Sr. died April 7 in Arizona. He was 84. He was he father of 2004 Las Vegas Manager Terry Kennedy.

He played for the Dodgers briefly in 1957, hitting .129 over 31 at-bats with a homer. He caught the final out -- a fly ball -- in Ebbets Field on September 24, 1957 as the Dodgers closed the park with a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh.

During his 16-year major league playing career, the infielder/outfielder hit .254 with 63 home runs and 514 RBIs for the White Sox, Cleveland, Baltimore, Detroit as well as Brooklyn.

Kennedy managed the Cubs from 1963-1965 and went 182-198. He also spent four seasons, beginning in 1977, as the team's general manager. He was the father of former major league catcher Terry Kennedy, a four-time All-Star who helped lead the San Diego Padres to the World Series in 1984, as well as the San Francisco Giants in 1989.

Terry Kennedy, who managed the Dodgers AAA club in Las Vegas last season to a 76-66 record, is currently the manager of the minor league San Diego Surf Dawgs of the Golden Baseball League.

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