Baseball pitcher Joe Kennedy dies
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Kennedy was at an in-laws' home where he collapsed shortly after 1:15 a.m. He was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No cause of death was yet formally determined, although some observers speculated he sustained an aneurysm or heart failure.
Since leaving the Oakland Athletics, Kennedy signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks briefly during August 2007 then being released the same month. Kennedy then joined the Toronto Blue Jays late that month.
The 6-foot, 4-inch southpaw pitched at Grossmont Junior College in El Cajon, California before being drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 8th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Kennedy pitched a total of 908.7 innings with a winning percentage of .413 and a 4.5 ERA for his career.
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- Bill Dickens. "ECVHS alum Kennedy, 28, dies" — , November 24, 2007
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- Associated Press. "Pitcher Joe Kennedy, 28, dies in Florida after collapsing at in-laws' home" — , November 23, 2007
- "Joe Kennedy" — , updated as of October 28, 2007