September 25, 2005 |
Jason Kendall is playing in his first pennant race after nine years of losing in Pittsburgh. Despite a playoff-starved career and months of frustration with his production at the plate, Kendall keeps contributing big hits. Kendall, the Oakland Athletics' first-year catcher, hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, and the A's rallied from a three-run deficit for a 7-6 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
November 28, 2004 |
Jason Kendall was traded Saturday from Pittsburgh to Oakland, giving the Athletics one of baseball's best top-of-the-lineup hitters and most durable catchers. The Pirates get left-hander Mark Redman to stabilize their rotation and left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes. It's the first career move for Kendall, 30, after nine losing seasons with the Pirates. The A's wanted him mostly for his career .387 on-base average -- third-best all-time among catchers with 1,000 or more games caught. Kendall, a .
September 8, 2002
"His veins were popping out everywhere. It was strict rage. It was beautiful." Jason Kendall, Pittsburgh Pirate catcher on a clubhouse tirade by Manager Lloyd McClendon.
May 20, 2000 |
Jason Kendall became the first Pirate to hit for the cycle in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium and Kris Benson pitched a three-hitter in a 13-1 victory Friday night over the St. Louis Cardinals. One game after Mark McGwire hit three homers and drove in seven runs in Philadelphia, the St. Louis slugger was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout as Benson held the Cardinals without an extra-base hit.
July 5, 1999 |
Losing the game meant nothing to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Losing star catcher Jason Kendall with a shattered ankle in a sickening accident that sent him into shock meant everything. Kendall broke and dislocated his right ankle in a frightening fall at first base Sunday in the Pirates' 4-3 loss to Milwaukee at Pittsburgh. Kendall underwent surgery for more than an hour.
May 9, 1999 |
Those were not typos in the box score of Monday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. A 9-8 Pittsburgh victory produced two unusual lines. San Francisco second baseman Jeff Kent: 5-2-5-5. Pittsburgh catcher Jason Kendall: 5-0-5-0. Kent hit for the cycle, collecting a homer, triple, double and two singles, and drove in five runs. Kendall also had five hits, including two doubles, but neither scored nor drove in a run.