One can only speculate if “Snapper” even thought about letting on to those he was instructing that he was not only an adept golfer, but a former major leaguer.
He and his wife, Eva, had eight children between 1903 and 1924. Frank, Harry, Sherman, Clara, Kenneth, Ellen, James and William, all deceased, Ellen being the last to pass away in 1998.
Sherman Montgomery “Snapper” Kennedy died on July 31, 1945 in Pasadena, Texas at age 67. News of his death was never mentioned in the Star Beacon.
Eva lived another 15 years, passing on Aug. 11, 1960 in Los Angeles, the victim of a stroke.
Sherman rests in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
McCormack is the sports editor of the Star Beacon. Reach him at email@example.com.