Tuesday, September 05, 2006

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Veteran Skipper leads Spirit to Third Playoff Berth

September 5, 2006 - 12:08 PM
by: CanAm Administrator

DURHAM, NC--The Can-Am League announced today that North Shore Spirit manager John Kennedy has been named Manager of the Year, as voted upon by the eight field managers and media.

Kennedy, 65, has been the only manager in North Shore Spirit history. He led the Spirit to the first and second half titles and the third playoff berth in their four year existence. He guided them to a club best 58-32 mark and the league’s best pitching with an earned run average of 2.77.

A veteran of over 850 major-league games, Kennedy broke in with the Washington Senators in 1962 and also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (where he was part of the 1965 World Series-winning squad), the New York Yankees and the Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers. The Peabody, MA resident was a utility infielder for the Red Sox from 1970 to 1974, the organization with which he earned his “Super Sub” nickname. He then managed and coached in the minor leagues for six seasons. He worked as a scout for the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers for a total of 13 years, concluding in 1996.


TonyTheTiger20 said...

there really wasnt any doubt, with such a massively better record than everyone else. but thought id post it anyway.

Joe Grav said...


*falls on ground*


This league must have some sucky managers.

Nahh, I'm being too mean. JK does a good job. (Obviously)

I wonder if Morse will get pitcher of the year.

richard katz said...

Is this a joke or what???????

bent gonely said...

With all due respect to JK, the manager of the year should be Mike Church in New Haven. He manages a low budget team that isn't able to go out and sign a ringer every time they need one. He's done a great job with what he's been given. The Cutters have way overachieved. With this lineup and pitching the Spirit are supposed to be this good.

DaveCo said...

CONGRATS KENNEDY! Somehow I knew Joe would react like that (joking or not ;-])....

I will agree with Bent...but the Spirit have dealt with losing players,people getting injured,and more stuff than New Haven. With all due respect to Church,Kennedy deffintaly deserves the manager of the year after this spectacular regular season!

PS: Hey "Midget",what's up? ^_^

Gertie Minivan said...

Mike Church has indeed done a masterful job in CT.., however they have made a slew of changes over the course of the season. If memory serves most of them were pitchers.
Whether they can afford to "buy" top shelf talent is a seperate issue. They may not for the aforementioned reason(s).

Gertie Minivan said...

I wanna' go to Quebec.