Friday, May 29, 2015

'Super Sub' John Kennedy Turns 74 Today

You can image the level of expectation that accompanied one John Kennedy when he donned a Boston uniform. Amazingly, this John Kennedy was born 24 years to the day (May 29th) after his more famous presidential namesake. In June of 1970, Kennedy was purchased from the Milwaukee Brewers and joined the Red Sox. What followed was a five-year stint that bestowed upon him the title of "Super Sub". In 265 games over that span, Kennedy hit a respectable .243, with 13 HRs and 78 RBIs. He played 2B, 3B, SS and DH for The Carmine Hose and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time—sort of a 1970s version of Brock Holt. Today, Kennedy turns 74 years old. Happy birthday, "Super Sub"!