2.13.2011

Junior Kennedy, 1980 Topps

Name: Junior Kennedy
Team: Cincinnati Reds
Position: Shortstop, second base
Value of card: One meaningless signature
Key 1979 stat: 281 nets held onto
Fun facts about a man named Junior:
  • Spent six seasons in the show, though at no point did he post a stat line deserving of the title "major-leaguer."
  • Grew a sideburn like nobody's business.
  • A rare condition caused him to lose his balance around batting cages.
  • Junior Kennedy once called Johnny Bench "the greatest catcher to play the game." Johnny Bench once called Junior Kennedy "that prick who grounded into the game-ending double play today."
  • Could tie seven different types of knots. Was tied up in even more by pitchers.
  • No one was really sure why he was called "Junior." No one, that is, except the ladies.
  • Had one son. His name? Junior Kennedy Jr.

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