Jeff Kent definitely won’t be making the Hall of Fame for anything he did during his five-year stint with the Mets. In fact, he probably won’t make it at all this year. A compilation of all BBWAA ballots made public (great work by Ryan Thibodaux) shows that Kent currently has 13.1 percent of the vote. This is about one-third of all Hall of Fame votes, so Kent would need a...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 12, 2017
The former Giants second baseman is facing an uphill climb, to put it mildly With all the talk about whether Barry Bonds will be voted into the Hall of Fame eventually, it’s easy to overlook that Jeff Kent, who is at worst a borderline Hall of Famer, is also still on the ballot. MLB.com ran an article about his chances, and while its main purpose was to interview him about why...
Via McCovey Chronicles
January 06, 2017
Jeff Kent played for six teams during his 17-year career, and most of his success came with the Giants. During his six years in San Francisco, Kent and Barry Bonds were a powerful 1-2 punch in the middle of the Giants' lineup.
January 01, 2017
A member of the San Francisco Giants (including the original years the franchise spent in New York) has hit for at least 30 home runs in a season 66 times. How many of these San Fran sluggers can you name? Clue: Number of home runs - Year
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Jeff Kent didn’t make any friends during his time on “Survivor: Philippines”? Sounds about right. Turns out, Kent’s fellow castaways are still talking about the longtime big leaguer more than three years after they competed alongside/against each other on the hit CBS reality show. “**** Jeff Kent,”Jonathan Penner said when asked about his former tribe member. “Jeff...
This week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen go inside the head of Mr. Met (literally) with author and former professional mascot AJ Mass. On the docket…the ups and downs of wearing a gigantic baseball as a head, breaking down Jeff Kent and John Rocker as contestants on “Survivor” and, yeah, that time the Secret Service threatened to kill him. (Download The Hall of Very Good Podcast...
Results for the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2016 voting won’t be announced until Wednesday, but we’re already getting a taste of what voting might look like. MLB.com had 15 writers submit ballots and shared the results. For starters, only Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza would get the nod from MLB.com’s staff as they were the only ones to appear on at least 75 percent of...
JASON KENDALL Third Year on Ballot (14% last year) PLAYING CAREER: Toronto Blue Jays (1992), New York Mets (1992–1996), Cleveland Indians (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997–2002), Houston Astros (2003–2004) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2005–2008). ACHIEVEMENTS: Career .290 batting average, 2461 hits, 377 home runs and 1518 RBI. All-time home run leader among second basemen...
When the latest season of “Survivor” kicks off September 23, the show (now in its 31st season!) will feature 20 contestants that were selected by public vote. One contestant that didn’t make the trip to Cambodia to take part in “Survivor: Second Chance” is longtime Major Leaguer Jeff Kent. You might recall the 2000 National League MVP took part in “Survivor: Philippines”…finishing...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Former major league infielder Jeff Kent is giving back to women's athletics at his former school, the University of California. Kent is donating $531,000, with an additional $100,000 in matching funds, to female student-athletes at Cal through the newly created Jeff Kent Women Driven Scholarship Endowment. Cal will formally announce Kent's contributions Monday...
Via Associated Press
September 22, 2014 | Discuss
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