Adam Thomas Kennedy...resides in Corona Del Mar, CA...married to Lyndi and has two sons, Quinn and Jonathan...
took part in the 2012 Dodgers Caravan...graduated from J.W. North High School in Riverside, CA where they retired
his number (40) in 2001...three-time All-American at Cal State-Northridge...was the first player ever to lead the NCAA
Division I in hits in consecutive seasons (1996 and 1997)...set school career records in batting (.414), hits (337) and
RBI (234)...brother, Bryan, was drafted by Minnesota in 2001.2011Hit .234 with 23 doubles, seven home runs and 30 RBI in 114 games with
Seattle...ranked second on the club in doubles...Played at three different positions (first base, second base, third base) while making
96 starts for the Mariners...made just five errors in 722.1 innings in the field and
posted a .989 fielding percentage...Batted .292 (19-for-65) in late-and-close situations, including two doubles, a homer
and seven RBI...At the All-Star break, ranked second on the club in average (.259) and doubles
(15) and was third in RBI (30)...batted .290 (20-for-69) with four doubles, two
home runs and eight RBI in 23 May games...Collected four hits in 11 at-bats (.364) as a pinch-hitter.2010Hit .249 (85x342) in 135 games with the Washington Nationals...spent the entire
season with the Nationals after making the team as a non-roster invite...saw action at
three positions (1B - 51 G/4 GS, 2B - 86 G/75 GS, 3B - 8 G/6 GS)...ranked 3rd on the
Nationals with 7 GWRBI, trailing Adam Dunn (17) and Ryan Zimmerman (14)...batted
career-high .316 (12x38) vs. left-handed pitching (.240 vs. RHP)...recorded 500th career
RBI via 1300th career hit May 26 at San Francisco...successful in his first 12 stolen base
attempts (finished 14-for-16).2009In return to AL with OAK, posted best offensive campaign since '02 despite spending season's first 5 weeks with TBR's
Triple-A affiliate...7 of 11 homers gave OAK the lead and another tied the game...paced OAK with 45 multi-hit games...
started 78 games at 3B for the Athletics despite never having played the position in the big leagues.2008Hit .300 (27-for-90) with RISP as STL's primary second bagger...legged out 200th career double on June 22 at BOS.2007Missed the final 48 games of the season after going on the 15-day disabled list on 8/12 and underwent surgery for a torn medial
meniscus in his right knee on 8/14 by Dr. Lew Yocum in Los Angeles.
Returned to the Cardinals on 12/1/06, signing as a free agent. Was originally drafted by St. Louis in the first round of the June
1997 draft and was traded to Anaheim along with Kent Bottenfield for OF Jim Edmonds 3/23/00.
He became the fifth different starter at second base on Opening Day in the last five seasons for STL ('03- Vina, '04-Womack,
'05-Grudzielanek, '06-Miles, '07-Kennedy).
Appeared in one game at shortstop, one game in right field and 78 at second.
Batted leadoff in 15 starts and hit .246. The majority of batting time came from the 7-8-9 spots in the order, making 52 starts
from those slots.
Tripled on Opening Day...it had been 3,336 at-bats between that triple and his last Cardinals hit, a single on 10/1/99 vs. CHI.
Had pair of hits (both 2B's) 4/26 vs. CIN and 2-run, 2-out double in the 4th inning on 4/22 at CHI & walked twice.
Scored a season-high 3 runs 5/19 at DET. Ended his season-high six-game hit streak 5/20 (10-for-26, .285).
Was walked intentionally twice 5/30 at COL, first time in his career to do so.
Had RBI-single, walk & steal in leadoff spot 6/14 at KC.
Collected 1,000th career hit 6/25 at NY.
Reached base in all 4 plate apps. 7/13 at PHI (walk, single, error & HBP).
Followed Encarnacion's HR on 7/15 at PHI with his 1st HR of 2007 (last 9/30/06 vs. OAK). It was his 2nd career HR with STL
& first since 8/31/99 vs. FLA - his 1st ML HR.
Hit 2nd HR on 7/16 at FLA & also had 1B & 2B for 2nd 3-hit game of year.
Batted leadoff for the 14th time on 7/24 vs. CHI and was 1-for-3.
Played at short for first time in career on 7/27 vs. MIL & made second OF appearance 8/2 at PIT.
Had 2-hit game 8/4 at WSH with HR #3...all 3 of his HR's came at NL East ballparks.
Snapped season-high 0-for-13 skid with a single in the 5th on 8/10 vs. LA.2006Played in his seventh season with the Anaheim Angels and made his fifth Opening Day start at second base...Batted .339 (40-for-118) with RISP...Hit .293 (107-for-368) vs. RHP and .193 (16-for-83) vs. LHP...Committed just two errors his last 67 games and none in his final 39 (seven errors in first 71 games)...Hit .329 (24-for-73) in Sept./Oct. and was named the Angels' Player of the Month...Also led the club with his .324 avg. in April...Broke up CWS pitcher Freddy Garcia's perfect game with two outs in eighth inning (single to center) on 9/13...Hit 3-run homer in 10th inning, 9/5 vs. BAL, his second walk-off hit of season (also 4/11 vs. Texas)...It was his second career walk-off home run (8/29/04 vs. Twins) and first by an Angel since 6/18/05 (Guerrero vs. FLA)...Ejected in 9th inning 8/16 at TEX after charging mound and fighting (HBP from Scott Feldman)...Served four-game suspension
8/17-20...Had career-best 17-game hit streak, 7/8-8/3 (.297, 19-for-64).2005Activated from DL on 5/2 (recovery from right knee ACL
surgery)...ranked 2nd in AL at second base with .991 fielding
pct (five errors) establishing personal best for a season...hit .347
(69-for-199) before ASB, .258 (56-for-217) after...season average
did not go below .300 after 6/3 (.292)...hit .330 (29-for-88) with
RISP...batted .332 on road, third highest clip in AL (min. 200
PA)...tallied 19 stolen bases...finished second behind V. Guerrero
in ML with .435 clip (37-for-85) in June, hitting in 22 of 25 games...
one of three Angels in last 30 years (Rod Carew and Garret
Anderson) to hit over .400 for entire month twice (also Aug. 2002
.404; min. 75 ABs)...posted career-best 13-game hit streak July
11-25 (.429; 18-for-42)...homer on 6/27 at TEX was first since
9/9/04 vs. TOR (span of 185 ABs)...Started each game at second base...his two-run triple tied Game
5 of DS vs. NYY at 2-2 in 2nd inn. after NYY took 2-0 lead in top
of frame...hit .286 (4-for-14) with one RBI in ALCS vs. CWS.2004Made third straight Opening Day start at second base,
most at position since Bobby Grich made four consecutive (1983-
86)...tallied at least 15 SBs for third straight season...posted
multi-hit efforts in eight of last 15 home games, batting .510 (25-
for-49) in that span...committed four errors over last 20 games (no
errors over previous 54 games)...tallied 33 hits in last 81 at-bats
(.407) over final 25 games...hit .309 (76-for-246) on road and
.242 (54-for-223) at home...hit .321 after 7/1 (70-for-218) after
batting .243 (60-for-247) through June...led AL with a .619
average, a .952 slugging percentage and a .640 on-base
percentage for the week of Aug. 23-29 to be named AL Player
of the Week...in six games, went 13-for-21 with nine runs scored,
20 total bases, a double, two home runs and seven RBI, including
a walk-off HR vs. MIN on 8/29...HR gave Angels tiebreak over
Twins in deciding home field advantage in ALDS...left game in
fifth inning 9/20 vs. SEA after suffering sprained right knee...MRI
taken 9/21 showed complete tear of the ACL and partial tear of
the MCL...missed remainder of season and post-season...
underwent reconstructive surgery on ACL, 10/15, performed by
Angels' Dr. Lewis Yocum...Missed 2004
DS vs. BOS after tearing ACL in right knee 9/20 vs. Seattle.2003Tied for first among AL second basemen (B. Boone)
with .990 fielding pct and six errors were fewest committed
among all ML second basemen...committed first error of season
6/5 at MON (in PR), last AL regular second baseman to commit
a miscue...his 22 stolen bases led club (tied career best) and 13
HRs marked career-best...best month was April (.344, 11-for-
32)...left 4/2 game vs. TEX in sixth inning after collision with Tim
Salmon in right field...placed on 15-day disabled list, 4/9
(retroactive to 4/7), due to strained right hamstring...activated
from 15-day disabled list 4/22 after three-game rehab stint with
single-A Rancho Cucamonga...connected for first pinch-hit HR
of career 7/25 vs. OAK (only PH-HR for Angels in 2003)...picked
up only triple of season 8/15 vs. DET...ten of 13 HRs came over
last two months...hit safely in 17 of last 21 games before leaving
9/27 game in fourth inning after being hit by a pitch on left hand
in third inning...X-rays showed a non-displaced fracture of the fifth
metacarpal on left hand...hand was placed in a splint, followed
by a cast for two weeks...signed three-year contract extension,
Dec. 18, 2003.2002Led Angels with .312 average (7th in AL), the highest clip
ever by an Angels second baseman (100-or-more games at
position)...hit .327 (74-for-226) after All-Star break to lead
club...batted .318 (94-for-296) from the No. 9 spot...five of seven
home runs came after All-Star break...had then career-best 12-
game (.511, 23-for-45) hit streak 8/23-9/4...hit .404 (36-for-89) in
August, highest monthly average in AL in '02 and second best
average for the month in majors behind Barry Bonds (.447 in
August)...first Angel to hit .400-or-better in a month (at least 70
at-bats) since Bengie Molina in May of 2000 (.461)...posted 12
multi-hit games in August...posted second two-HR game of
career 5/10 vs. CWS...also tied career-high with four hits (fifth time)
and scored four runs...Named MVP of
ALCS...hit .357 (5-for-14) with three home runs and five RBI in
series...went 4-for-4 with three HRs in Game 5, totaling 13 total
bases, an ALCS record...became 3rd player in history to hit three
HRs in an LCS game, 6th time in post-season history (see chart)
...the bat used by Kennedy during Game 5 was sent to
Cooperstown...posted three multi-hit efforts in World Series and
batted .500 (4-for-8) with one HR and three RBI in Division Series
vs. NYY.2001Started season on 15-day disabled list due to fractured
right index finger...was disabled from 3/23-4/13, the first DL stint
of his career...played in three rehab games at single-A Rancho
Cucamonga, batting .375 (3-for-8) with one RBI...connected for
two-run HR in first at-bat of season 4/13 vs. SEA after being
recalled from rehab and activated from 15-day DL...collected
season-high four RBI 5/2 vs. CWS...registered 15-clutch RBI,
seven which put Angels in lead...Angels were 21-10 when he
collected RBI...best month was May, batting .310 (27-for-87)
...batted in leadoff spot 7/29 vs. BAL for first time of career.2000Began fourth professional season and first with Anaheim...Named fourth different Angels' Opening Day second baseman in as many seasons...Completed rookie season with .266 (159/598) average, 82 runs scored, 33 doubles, 11 triples, nine home runs, 72 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 156 games played...Finished tied for sixth in A.L. Rookie of the Year balloting, receiving one third place vote...Selected to Baseball Digest's and Topps Rookie All-Star Teams...Club-best 11 triples ranks tied for fifth on Angels' all-time single season list and second best in A.L. in 2000...11 triples were most by A.L. rookie since Al Bumbry posted 11 with Baltimore in 1973...Among A.L. rookies, led in triples and stolen bases and ranked second in hits...Tied club record eight RBI, April 18 at Toronto...Marked first Angel to do so since Don Baylor, Aug. 25, 1979 at Toronto...RBI total marked most in ML in 2000 (tied with Ken Griffey, Jr. - Cincinnati) and most by rookie since Fred Lynn of Boston Red Sox, June 18, 1975 at Detroit (10 RBI)...72 RBI were most by Angels' rookie since Tim Salmon
posted 95 in 1993...Collected first career grand slam, April 18 at Toronto (off Frank Castillo)...HR was first HR in A.L. and as Angel (second HR of career)...Collected first multiple-HR game, July 4 vs. Seattle (off Gil Meche & Jose Mesa)...Hit in 10 straight games (.350; 14/40), July 24-Aug. 4...Equaled career-best four hits, April 4 vs. New York and April 18 at Toronto...Posted .976 (19/781) fielding percentage in 155 games (147 starts) at second base.1999Posted .976 (19/781) fielding percentage in 155 games (147 starts) at second base for triple-A Memphis...Was named
Cardinals' Minor League Player of the Year in busy season which saw him play for Memphis, the USA Pan Am team and Cardinals...Led Memphis in batting (.327, fifth in Pacific Coast League) and stolen bases (20)...Also ranked among organization's top-10 in RBI (63), runs (69) and slugging percentage (.490)...In addition to being member of Silver Medal-winning Pan Am squad, also took part in Future Stars game, Triple-A All-Star game and was named to PCL post-season All-Star team...Played 52 games at second base, 25 at shortstop, 10 in outfield and seven at third base...Struck out just 36 times in 367 at-bats...Had contract purchased by St. Louis from triple-A Memphis, Aug. 20, and made big-league debut Aug. 21 in start at New York...Was 3-for-3 in second game of Aug. 22 doubleheader at New York with pair of doubles and three RBI...First ML hit was single off Orel Hershiser...Belted first ML home run, Aug. 31 vs. Florida (2-run off Brian Meadows)...Had four-hit game, Sept. 5 at Milwaukee, and drove in three runs...Played 33 games during his late-season stint with the Cardinals, including 26 starts, all at second base...Struck out just eight times in 102 at-bats with St. Louis.1998Split season between single-A Prince William, double-A Arkansas and triple-A Memphis...Ranked in organization's top 10
in most offensive categories, including runs (80, seventh), hits (168, third), doubles (39, second), triples (nine, tied-fourth), RBI (72,
10th) and stolen bases (26, sixth)...Finished season at Memphis, betting .305 with four home runs, 41 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 74
games...Played 61 games at shortstop and 14 at second base...Batted .278 with six homers and 24 RBIs in 52 games at Arkansas...
Played four games for Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League and batted .500 (6-for-12) with two doubles.1997Was selected in first round (20th overall pick) of June draft...Split first professional season between short-season New Jersey
and single-A Prince William...Batted combined .325 with 15 doubles, 46 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 64 games...Batted .342 in 29
games at New Jersey and .312 in 35 games at Prince William...Batted .409 (18-for-44) in his first 11 pro games at New Jersey and was
named New York-Penn League Player of the Week for July 7-13.