November 23, 2007

MLB Pitcher Kennedy Dead: Joe Kennedy, 28-year-old pitcher who played for Oakland, Arizona and Toronto this past season, collapsed and died Friday morning. Cause of death currently unknown.

posted by TheQatarian to baseball at 08:53 PM - 8 comments

Stories like this are just so sad. Being almost a decade older than Kennedy, it seems with every passing day to the universe likes to slap me around the head and remind me "Look, mortality!" Very sad for his wife and son:(

posted by Drood at 11:06 PM on November 23, 2007

Condolences to his family and teammates. Much too young

posted by indigoskye at 12:50 PM on November 24, 2007

I've never heard of him myself,but when a young athlete collapses and dies like he did at 28 always seems to make people wonder.Condolences to his family and teammates.

posted by Ghastly1 at 02:04 PM on November 24, 2007

I remember drafting Joe Kennedy for my fantasy baseball team in 2001 after he put up some decent numbers in 1999/2000 in the minor leagues. He always seemed just a step away from breaking out and having a good year, but slipped into journeyman status/role after 2004. His greatest major league performance. A lead-off single and then not another hit (and only one walk) for the rest of the game. Complete list of players who have pitched for Toronto, Oakland and Tampa Bay in the majors: Cory Lidle - passed away after 2006 season Joe Kennedy - passed away after 2007 season Chad Gaudin - still alive Mark Guthrie - still alive

posted by grum@work at 10:30 PM on November 24, 2007

Wasn't Lidle largely his own fault? I don't remember it exactly, but didn't he get lost in fog and fly into a building? (in a plane of course).

posted by Drood at 11:49 PM on November 24, 2007

yes drood, ur right about that. I think Lidle was a descendant of Robert Fulton.

posted by jeffloeb at 01:16 AM on November 25, 2007

Here is the original Cory Lidle thread. There is also a follow up thread posted two days later.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:53 AM on November 25, 2007


posted by tommybiden at 10:43 PM on November 25, 2007

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