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There's much more to Kennedy than W-L record, ERA

Joe Kennedy's statistics may have just been pedestrian, but his life most certainly wasn't. Story

Updated: March 27, 2008, 1:42 PM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

Joe Kennedy died last Friday, collapsing in the middle of the night from what appear to be complications due to an enlarged heart.

Maybe you've heard of Kennedy, maybe you haven't. He was a lefty pitcher who bounced around the bigs, compiling a 43-61 record and 4.79 ERA with five teams over seven seasons.

Being a former baseball writer for Sports Illustrated, I thought I had Kennedy pretty well pegged. Mediocre as both a starter and a reliever, he was an unjustifiably ...

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