Art Kenney Inducted To Holy Cross Hall Of Fame

Art Kenney

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that six individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2011  inductees is former baseball player Art Kenney (Class of 1938).

Kenney was a standout pitcher for the Crusader baseball team in the late 1930s. He posted a career record of 16-4 on the mound, while helping the team to an overall mark of 51-9-1 during his collegiate career. Kenney threw a two-hit shutout to defeat Rhode Island in 1936, when he finished the season with a 0.91 earned run average. During the 1938 season, he allowed just one run on two hits in four innings of relief in a 3-2 exhibition win over the Boston Red Sox, while striking out eventual Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx twice. Following his graduation, Kenney signed with the Boston Bees of the National League. He pitched in two games for the Bees that year, and also played for several seasons in the minor leagues. At 94 years of age, Kenney is currently the 10th oldest living former Major League baseball player.

This year's other inductees are Jay Bowers (Class of 1961, cross country, track & field), Meg Galligan (honorary), Rusty Giudici (Class of 2003, soccer), Jim Kavanagh (honorary) and Tim Szatko (Class of 2003, basketball).

These six individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 7, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.