Better known as the legendary baseball coach at the University of Arizona, Kindall enjoyed nine seasons in the major leagues, playing for three teams from 1956-1965. Almost exclusively a reserve player, Kindall had a couple seasons where he was a regular. The first year was 1962 when he saw action in 154 games for the Cleveland Indians. He responded by hitting .232 with 13 home runs, 55 RBI and 51 runs scored. All of these numbers were career highs. He played in 125 games for the Minnesota Twins in 1965, but hit just .196. Following his time as a player, Kindall coached the Arizona Wildcats to three national titles. He was also a member of the University of Minnesota team that won the College World Series in 1956. Kindall is a member of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame as well as the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The baseball field at the University of Arizona is named in his honor.
Jerry Kindall – career stats