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Kevin Kennedy is a former manager in American Major League Baseball and a former television host for Fox Sports' baseball coverage. He was given the nickname "The Skipper" by Fox Sports due to his prior managerial career. Kennedy joined the Tampa Bay Rays broadcast team for the 2009 baseball season as a replacement for Joe Magrane.
He attended San Diego State University and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 8th round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft. Kennedy was a career minor league catcher who played in the Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers farm systems. In 510 career games, he hit .238 with 12 homers and 178 RBI.
He retired from playing after the 1983 season and became a manager in the Dodgers farm system for the Great Falls Dodgers (1984–1986), Bakersfield Dodgers (1987), San Antonio Missions (1988) and Albuquerque Dukes (1989–1991).
He was subsequently the bench coach for the Montreal Expos during the 1992 season. He then was hired to manage the Texas Rangers for the 1993 season after the firing of Bobby Valentine and Toby Harrah. Kennedy was let go following the strike-shortened 1994 season after posting only a 52–62 record (even though, at the time of the strike, it was good enough for first place in the division) and was replaced by Johnny Oates.
For the 1995 season, Kennedy became the manager for the Boston Red Sox (where he led them to their first postseason appearance since 1990 despite ultimately being swept by the Cleveland Indians in the playoffs), but was part of a merry-go-round of manager changes in Boston which also saw the firing of Joe Morgan, Butch Hobson and later Jimy Williams, and Kennedy was fired following the 1996 season.
In 1997 Kennedy joined ESPN as a color analyst on the network's Wednesday Night Baseball telecasts, performing the same role on ESPN Radio's Sunday Night Baseball in 1998 and on Fox Sports Net's Thursday Night Baseball in 1999 and 2000. From 2001 to 2008, he was a studio analyst for baseball on Fox, teaming with host Jeanne Zelasko. He also contributed to Fox Sports Net's Best Damn Sports Show Period and hosted a radio program on FOX Sports Radio, and was a regular co-host of Dodgers Live on Prime Ticket at this time.
In 2009 Kennedy took a job as a part-time television analyst for the Tampa Bay Rays, sharing the duty with former Rays pitcher Brian Anderson. Kennedy and Anderson both replaced Joe Magrane, who is now a part of the MLB Network. Kennedy returned to the Dodgers' postgame show for the 2009 postseason.
Kevin co-hosted Power Alley with Jim Duquette on Sirius XM's MLB Network Radio on Sirius 209/XM 89 from 10 AM-2 PM EST in 2011.
As of 2014, Kennedy teams with Rick Monday to call select road games on the Dodgers Radio Network, and co-hosts the team's Dodger Talk radio post-game show.
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