Arthur J. Kenney
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Baseball
1938
2011

Biography

Art Kenney was a standout pitcher for the Crusader baseball team in the late 1930s. He posted a career record of 16-4 on the mound, while helping the team to an overall mark of 51-9-1 during his collegiate career. Kenney threw a two-hit shutout to defeat Rhode Island in 1936, when he finished the season with a 0.91 earned run average. During the 1938 season, he allowed just one run on two hits in four innings of relief in a 3-2 exhibition win over the Boston Red Sox, while striking out eventual Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx twice. Following his graduation, Kenney signed with the Boston Bees of the National League. He pitched in two games for the Bees that year, and also played for several seasons in the minor leagues. At 94 years of age, Kenney is currently the 10th oldest living former Major League baseball player.