Adam Thomas Kennedy is an American former professional baseball second baseman. He played in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, and Los Angeles Dodgers
Kennedy was born in Riverside, California. He attended John W. North High School in Riverside, playing baseball and basketball.He is the son of Tom Kennedy, who teaches Health at North High School.
He attended Cal State Northridge, where he played shortstop for the Matador baseball squad. He set school records in career hits, RBI and batting average and was a three-time All-American. He led the nation in hits as a sophomore and junior.