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Kevin Kennedy    

Former MLB Manager and Current Television Host for Fox Sports

Kevin "The Skipper" Kennedy is a former manager in American Major League Baseball and a former television host for Fox Sports' baseball coverage.

Kennedy was a career minor league catcher who played for the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers farm systems. After a very successful career as a pilot in the Dodger minor league organization, he briefly served as a player development official and then bench coach for the Montreal Expos.

He then was hired to manage the Texas Rangers for the 1993 season after firing Bobby Valentine and Toby Harrah who were used in the 1992 season. Kennedy was let go following the strike-shortened 1994 season after posting only a 52-62 record (even though, at the time of the strike, it was good enough for first place in the division) and was replaced by Johnny Oates. For 1995, Kennedy became the manager for the Boston Red Sox (where he led them to their first postseason appearance since 1990 despite ultimately being swept by the Cleveland Indians in the playoffs).

In 1997 Kennedy joined ESPN as a color analyst on the network's Wednesday Night Baseball telecasts, performing the same role on ESPN Radio's Sunday Night Baseball in 1998 and on Fox Sports Net's Thursday Night Baseball in 1999 and 2000. From 2001 to 2008, he was a studio analyst for baseball on Fox, teaming with host Jeanne Zelasko. He also contributed to Fox Sports Net's Best Damn Sports Show Period and hosted a radio program on FOX Sports Radio, and was a regular co-host of Dodgers Live on Prime Ticket at this time.

In 2009 Kennedy took a job as a part-time television analyst for the Tampa Bay Rays, sharing the duty with former Rays pitcher Brian Anderson. Kennedy returned to the Dodgers' postgame show for the 2009 postseason.

He co-hosted Power Alley with Jim Duquette on Sirius XM's MLB Network Radio on Sirius 209/XM 89 in 2011.

As of 2014, Kennedy teams with Rick Monday to call select road games on the Dodgers Radio Network and co-hosts the team's Dodger Talk radio post-game show.

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