Jeff Kent  

  • Jeff his .276 with three home runs and seven RBIs in the 2002 World Series.
  • Jeff and his wife, Dana, were high school sweethearts. They have three children.
  • Jeff lists hunting and fishing as his main hobbies. His favorite actor is John Wayne and his favorite movie is “Lonesome Dove.”
  • Though he was dealt from the Blue Jays in August of 1992, Jeff was still presented with a World Series ring after Toronto went on to beat the Braves later that fall.
  • Jeff’s three grand slams in 1997 for San Francisco tied a franchise record. No Giant had hit that many since Willie McCovey in 1967. The others to do it were Wes Westrum (1951), Joe Gordon (1948) and George Kelly (1921).
  • In 1998, Jeff and Dana launched Women Driven, a scholarship program for female athletes at his alma mater, the University of California.
  • Jeff’s 128 RBIs in 1998 were the most by a second baseman since Rogers Hornsby recorded 149 for the Chicago Cubs in 1929.
  • During his career with the Giants, Jeff was known by many in the organization as “Rodeo Man.”
  • Jeff and his family live in Austin, Texas. He also owns a 4,000-acre ranch (with 200 head of Hereford, Charolias, and Brahma cattle) in Tilden, which he calls the “Diamond K.” Jeff fell in love with the Lone Star State when he visited there as a member of the Cal baseball team.
  • Jeff is a limited partner in a commercial lighting business run by former teammate Dave Winfield.


George Kelley photo

Rogers Hornsby exhibit



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