John Joseph Kerr
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Buddy Kerr, a shortstop who played for the Giants and Braves, died on Nov. 7, 2006 in Manhattan, N.Y. He was 84.
He hit .249 for his career with 31 home runs, 333 RBI and 38 stolen bases. In 1948, he hit .240 with 46 RBI. He was named to the All-Star team that season. His most productive season in the majors came in 1944, his first full season. He hit .266 with nine home runs and 63 RBI.
In December 1949, the Giants traded Kerr, along with Sid Gordon, Willard Marshall and Red Webb, to the Boston Braves for Eddie Stanky and Alvin Dark.
Following his career in baseball, he worked the New York Mets as a special assignment scout from 1975-1996.