Guilford’s Ken MacKenzie was one of the original New York Mets, the only pitcher on the 1962 team with a winning record (5-4). MacKenzie reported to Manager Casey Stengel that he was the lowest paid member of the Yale class of 1956. Stengel replied, “Yes, but you have the highest ERA.”
MacKenzie’s Major League career included rotations on the Milwaukee Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and the Houston Astros. He has also coached Yale baseball from 1969-1978.
Canadian born, Ken MacKenzie graduated from Yale in 1956 where he played hockey and baseball. Follwoing graduation he played baseball in Truro, Nova Scotia. Mackenzie signed a professional baseball contract with the then, Milwaukee Braves and played professionally from 1957 through 1965 in the minor and major leagues. At the end of the ’65 season, he retired and a hockey and baseball coach at Yale. After coaching he became associate director of the Association for Yale Alumni where he remained until re retired in 1988. Mackenzi has lived at 15 Fair Street for over 50 years.
Join us for an evening of baseball stories with Ken.