Wednesday, January 16, 2013
#135 - Father/Son: Bob & Terry Kennedy
What a card: Terry Kennedy was the starting catcher for the defending National League champion Padres when this card arrived. The card Bob Kennedy is featured on -- from 1954 -- is tied for the second-oldest card featured in this subset.
My observation on the front: Wow, that's a lot of yellow!
More opinion from me: Unlike the first four father-son combinations, you don't hear a lot about Kennedy's father. But Bob Kennedy had an amazingly long career, from 1939-57, playing mostly in a part-time role. In the '60s, he was known as a manager.
Something you might know: Bob and Terry Kennedy became the first father-son duo to each have a run batted in during the World Series. Bob hit one in the 1948 WS with the Indians, and Terry drove in a run with the Padres in the '84 WS.
Something you might not know: Bob Kennedy, a World War II veteran, taught Ted Williams how to fly fighter jets before the Korean War.
My observation on the back: Bob Kennedy's appearances on Topps cards as a manager in 1964, 1965 and 1968 included two very notable cards with the Cubs in '64 and '65.
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