Class of 1952
Major/Minor: Economics, Political Science
Kenneth was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997. His citation is below:
Kenny Sullivan’s ability to pitch baseball was reason enough for the Washington College coaching staff to recruit him. Kenny was an outstanding left-handed pitcher at Cardinal Hays High School and on the sandlots of New York City. In 1947, Frank Apichella, Washington College baseball coach, made the trip to New York to see him pitch and the results were very beneficial. Kenny not only was an accomplished pitcher but also was proficient in basketball.
As the number one pitcher for three years, Kenny had excellent control of a fast ball, curve and change-up. The 1949 team won the Northern Division of the Mason-Dixon but lost to American University in the playoffs. Kenny was the losing pitcher in one of the playoff games. The score was 2-0 and both runs were unearned, He gave up only 3 hits. During his senior year he pitched a no-hit game against Mt. St. Mary’s College. He was selected for the Mason-Dixon Conference All-Conference Team during his sophomore and senior years.
Kenny was a four year starter at the guard position in basketball. He was an excellent ball handler and consistent scorer. He developed an accurate outside shot but could drive to the basket effectively, especially from the left side. He served as co-captain of the basketball team his senior year. He is remembered for his winning basket in the game against Catholic University during the 1949-50 season. With 5 seconds left on the clock, he let go from near center court in a 64-63 win for the Sho’men.
He was member of the Varsity Club for three years, serving as secretary, and also was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and the Newman Club.
He graduated with a major in Economics and a minor in Political Science. From 1952 to 1954 he served in the U. S. Marine Corps, rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He has been employed by both Western Electric and AT&T serving as a Purchasing Agent for various types of electronic components. His family includes his wife Catherine and five children, Anne, Christopher, Jennifer, Peter and Kathleen.
Washington College considers it a great pleasure to induct Kenneth W. Sullivan into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 4th day of October, 1997.