Young southpaw dies at the age of 28
TAMPA, Fla.— Joe Kennedy, a journeyman left-hander who pitched for three major league teams last season, died at his in-laws’ home. He was 28.
After going to bed early, Kennedy woke up at about 1:15 a.m. Friday and collapsed as he was leaving a bedroom at the home of his wife’s parents, Hillsborough County sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Carter said. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue took Kennedy to Brandon Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, she said. Godfrey didn’t have particulars on the cause of death.