#94 William Kennedy
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"His Walk About" - Don't fooled by the 15-28 record and 6 career saves posted by William Kennedy over the course of his 8 seasons in Major League Baseball. He saw a lot more action than those numbers would indicate, appearing in 172 games (including a league leading 47 in '52) over those 8 seasons. The Carnsville, GA, born Kennedy spent time with five different teams, primarily the St. Louis Browns, as well as the Reds, Indians, Red Sox, and White Sox.
"That's Not a Knife" - Not that Kennedy likely would have been all that worried if it was. The World War II Vet worked as a bartender at Ballards Eagles Lodge, of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in the Seattle area after his playing days were over.
"More of a love bite really..." - There's some decent wear around the corners on this card, and the colors are a little dull, but it's in otherwise pretty good shape.
"Down Under" - William (or Bill as Topps calls him in '52) is card #102 in the 1952 set. My guess is Kennedy prefers the '52 card, as he looks about 20 years younger. I however prefer the '53 above. That extends the '53 set's lead to 16-14-1.
"At the Oscars"Led AL Pitchers in Games '52
4th AL Pitchers in Games '49
4th AL Games Finished '52
8th AL Saves '52