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Rod Kanehl
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Sex:M
Age:76
Birth Date:April 1, 1934
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Dog - Yin
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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ROD KANEHL
Rod Kanehl

Biography:Rod Kanehl (April 1, 1934 - December 14, 2004) was an American second baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the New York Mets (1962-1964). Beloved by Mets fans, his attitude was exemplar for a team that lost a modern-era record 120 games in their inaugural season. Kanehl hit the first grand slam in Mets history on July 6, 1962 at the Polo Grounds.

Before making the major leagues, Kanehl played for eight seasons in the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds' minor league systems. In 1962, at age 28, he was given an opportunity to try out for the Mets' opening season. Through spring training, he worked tirelessly for a spot on the roster. He crashed through an outfield wall in pursuit of a ball and he scored from second on a wild pitch. His attitude and all-out play earned him the nickname "Hot Rod."

Despite the objections and critics of the Mets' general manager George Weiss, manager Casey Stengel stuck with Kanehl. Stengel liked Kanehl's hustle and determination to play the game.

In a three-year career spanning 340 games, Kanehl batted .241 and accrued six home runs, 47 RBI, 103 runs, 23 doubles and 17 stolen bases. A highly versatile utilityman, he played every defensive position except pitcher and catcher.

Kanehl played his final season when Shea Stadium opened his doors in 1964. Then he returned to the minors and was upset over never gaining an opportunity to remain in baseball after retiring. He worked in construction, sold insurance, and later owned a restaurant. When Stengel died in 1975, Kanehl was the only former Mets player who was present at the funeral.

After suffering a heart attack, Kanehl died at a hospital in Palm Springs, California at age 70.


Chinese Horoscope for Rod Kanehl
Includes characteristics and Vices
Rod Kanehl's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 14, 1934 - February 03, 1935
Birthday: April 1, 1934

The Dog is a Yin,
and is the Eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Constancy
Heroism
Respectability
Duty
Intelligence
Morality
Vices:
Uneasiness
Criticism
Self-Righeousness
Cynicism
Unsociability
Tactlessness


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Rod Kanehl's Personality Tarot Card The Fool - Personality Card

Birthday: April 1, 1934

The beginning of a cycle or an adventure; a risk must be taken.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Rod Kanehl's Growth Tarot Card Strength

Birthday: April 1, 2010

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

 

 

 

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