Friday, August 31, 2012

August 31

1937 O-Pee-Chee (V300) #135 - Vernon Kennedy

On this day in 1935, Vern Kennedy threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.

Vern threw the first no-hitter at Comiskey Park. The final score was 5-0, but Kennedy was just warming up to his finest season, which came in 1936. Vern went 21-9, made the All-Star team and came in sixth in MVP voting, during the 1936 season.

Kennedy would pitch for the White Sox from 1934 until 1937, compiling a 46-35 record over that time. On December 2, 1937, Vern was part of a six player deal with the Detroit Tigers that sent Marv Owen, Mike Tresh and Gee Walker to the White Sox for Kennedy, Tony Piet and Dixie Walker. Vern would last in the majors until 1945.

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