ONE OF THE BEST IS GONE
John “Buddy” Kerr, a former all-star shortstop for the New York Giants and a longtime New York Mets scout died this past week after a short illness. He was 84. Kerr was best known for compiling a streak of 68 games without an error, a record at the time for shortstops, during the 1946-47 seasons. It 1948 he was a National League All-Star with the Giants. After his playing career he scouted for the New York/San Francisco Giants from 1953-1974 and the New York Mets from 1975-1996. During that time the Astoria, NY native spent many nights at Old MacArthur Stadium and then as a part-time scout in Alliance Bank Stadium. He often called Syracuse, NY he second home and was a good friend of Dutch Dotterer, Chiefs great Hank Sauer and Chiefs Executive Vice President and COO Tex Simone. Buddy will be missed but not forgotten.