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Adam Kennedy
Advanced to MLB with Cardinals and Angels

1995 Alaska Goldpanners
Roster Statistics Results Schedule

Full NameAdam Thomas Kennedy
H/W B/T6-1 / 180 ; L / R
Out ofCS - Northridge
Born1 / 10 / 76
BirthplaceRiverside, CA
PrepJ.W. North High
MLB Debut8/21/99

Goldpanners All-Time Record Holder
Single Season Batting Average .432432 (.432)

Kennedy’s Season Slips Mantle Off Head of Kemp

Move over, Steve Kemp, Adam Kennedy is taking your place.  Kemp, generally considered the greatest hitter ever to play with the Alaska Goldpanners, owned the top individual season honors for 20 years.  But in 1995, Adam Kennedy of Cal State Northridge changed the picture.

The slight Kennedy, just a freshman, had a good season from start to finish and posted a .432 average to topple the long run of Kemp by seven percentage points.  Kennedy was no slouch either as he hit 15 doubles, 11 triples and 3 home runs and swiped 25 bases for an excellent speed and power combo.

Kemp, from the University of Southern California, was a clean-up hitter and feared by the opposition.  He ripped 13 home runs and drove in 46 runs in 41 games.  Kennedy on the other hand, was the leadoff hitter and time and again set the table for fast getaways by the Goldpanners.

Kennedy joins Kemp and just four other .400 hitters in the Goldpanners’ fabulous 38-year history.  Besides Kennedy and Kemp, the only other Panner to hit above the magic level was Bob Boone of Stanford with a .405 in 1968.  Boone, the current manager of the Kansas City Royals, is also one of the team’s greatest career hitters, ranking closely behind Kemp in that category.  Kennedy chose not to chase the career records as he decided to pass up the Fairbanks experience after his sophomore season.  All career marks were well within Kennedy’s sights after the great rookie season.

The other .400 hitters—all landing right on the mark—were big Bobby Jack of the University of Oklahoma in 1971, Alvin Davis of Arizona State in 1980 and current Panner assistant coach Bill Dunckel of San Diego State in 1991.

Of the six, Dunckel’s season is probably the most outstanding as he collected 60 RBI in 58 games while ripping 16 doubles, 12 triples and 15 home runs.  In addition, he stole 43 bases.  Both the 12 triples and the 43 steals rank him on the all-time Goldpanner charts just behind Bob Boone and Tom Goodwin of Fresno State with 14 and 48 respectively.

 

2002 PLAYOFF STATISTICS
AB HR RBI R SB AVG
22 4 8 9 2 .409

 

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1990s All-Stars

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Brother Bryan Played for Panners in 1998 | Baseball Card Checklist


AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1997 - Became the school’s career record holder in batting average (.414), hits (337) and RBIs (234).

  • 1997 - Led all NCAA Division I players in hits as sophomore (121) and junior (134), becoming first player to lead nation in hits in back-to-back years

  • 1997 - Became a three-time All-American at Cal State Northridge

  • 1996 - Named first team All-America, batting .482 with 32 doubles, 26 home runs and 99 RBI

  • 1995 - Set Panners batting record with .432 avg.

  • 6/20/95: Goldpanners win Midnight Sun Game

  • 1994 - Graduated from J.W. North High School in Riverside, CA

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1997 - Selected in the first round (20th overall pick) of the June draft

  • 1998 - Split season between Prince William (A), Arkansas (AA) and Memphis (AAA)

  • 1999 - Named Cardinals' Minor League Player of the Year

  • 1999 - Named to the PCL postseason All-Star team.

  • 1999 - Represented USA in Pan Am Games, taking home silver ; qualified USA for 2000 Games.


Goldpanners Statistics 1995

Batting Stats

YEARGABRHRBI2B3BHRBBSOSBSHHPAVG
1995522226396381511319202554.432
TOTALS521794373563330863839196248673343.314

 

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Decade: 1993-2002


 Minor League Statistics 1997-1999

Batting Stats

YearClubAVG.GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSB
1997New Jersey.342291142039 6301913109
     Prince William.312351542448931276174
1998Prince William.261176991860075125
     Arkansas.2785220535571126248216
     Memphis.305743053693227441124215
1999Memphis.32791367691202241063293620

 


Team USA


Major League Career Statistics 1999-2001

Batting Stats

Year

Team

G

AB

R

H

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

AVG

1999

STL

33

102

12

26

1

16

3

8

0

1

.284

.402

.255

2000

ANA

156

598

82

159

9

72

28

73

22

8

.300

.403

.266

2001

ANA

137

478

48

129

6

40

27

71

12

7

.318

.372

.270

2002              
2003              
2004              
2005              
2006              
2007              
2008              

TOTAL

 

326

1178

144

314

16

128

58

152

34

16

.307

.395

.267


2002 ALDS MVP - 3HR in One Game!


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