To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to section navigation or Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.


Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Joe Kennedy
Free agent left-hander Joe Kennedy died unexpectedly of unknown causes on Nov. 23 after passing out at his in-laws' home in Florida. He was 28. Kennedy pitched in the Major Leagues for seven seasons, compiling a 43-61 record with a 4.79 ERA for the Rays, Rockies, A's, D-backs and Blue Jays. Kennedy was the third active Major Leaguer to die since October 2006, following Cory Lidle of the Yankees and Josh Hancock of the Cardinals, both of whom were also pitchers.  More >
Career Highlights
Summary of Accomplishments:
• Eighth-round Draft pick of the Rays in 1998
• Won 18 games for the Rays from 2001-03
• Went 9-7 with a 3.66 ERA in 2004
• Career-high 117 strikeouts in 2004
• Won 43 games in seven seasons
 Career totals (1997-2006)
43 61 4.79 222 908.2 335 558
Complete career stats >

"This was the first Thanksgiving we haven't spent together in quite a while. This is just really sad news," said former Rockies teammate Todd Helton.

::: Quick Facts :::

Born: May 29, 1979, LaMesa, Calif.
MLB Debut: 2001
Height/Weight: 6-4, 225 lbs.
Bats/Throws: R/L
Position: Pitcher
Nickname: Joe
Sights & Sounds
• Joe Kennedy obituary Video 350K
Kingery remembers Kennedy Audio
• Kennedy on in 2004: Video 350K
• Kennedy strikes out five vs. Texas Video 350K
• Kennedy whiffs six Red Sox Video 350K
• Kennedy drives in two runs Video 350K