Kennedy’s Career Coming Full Circle

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Kennedy’s Career Coming Full Circle


Source: Frontier League News

O’FALLON, Mo. – When the River City Rascals invited Nick Kennedy to Spring Training in 2012, he was a 23-year-old who already had two titanium screws in his right arm and had experienced a nightmare 2011 campaign with the now defunct Lake County Fielders of the North American League. “We were in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and our coach told us that the front office called and said it was going to be too expensive to fly back to our home in Zion, Illinois,” Kennedy remembered as one of the worst experiences. “We had to check out of our hotel, wait on a greyhound to depart in 12 hours and then had to double up the entire way home. The greyhound stopped every two or three hours and we did that for 24 hours to the Canadian border before we finally got a charter and when we got back to Zion, we had a game in two hours.” Fast forward six years later, the six-foot-two, 170 pound right-handed relief pitcher holds the appearances record for oldest running independent league in the country. The Frontier League record setting performance came on July 29, with a one pitch save against the Traverse City…

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