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Fred Kendall (born January 31, 1949 in Torrance, California) is a former catcher who played for parts of 12 seasons in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, and Boston Red Sox.

Fred Kendall
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Kendall as a coach with the South Bend Silver Hawks in 1995
Born: (1949-01-31) January 31, 1949 (age 70)
Torrance, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1969, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
August 10, 1980, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average.234
Home runs31
Runs batted in244

His son, Jason Kendall, is a former catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, and Kansas City Royals in the major leagues.

Baseball careerEdit

In 1973 he was voted Most Valuable Padre after setting career high marks in batting average (.282) and in home runs (10).[1]

Kendall managed the South Bend Silver Hawks, a Chicago White Sox affiliate in the Midwest League, in 1995 and was a Kansas City Royals bull pen coach.


  1. ^ Naiman, Joe; Porter, David (2003). The San Diego Padres Encyclopedia. United States: Sports Publishing LLC. p. 275. ISBN 978-1-58261-058-0. Retrieved August 29, 2010.

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