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Kenny Kawaguchi

Kenny Kawaguchi, the cool kid of the group, is a character in the Backyard Sports series. He is the only character with a wheelchair.

Physical Appearance

1997-2001

Kenny is shown to have a red shirt and blue baseball cap. His wheelchair is blue.

2002-2005

Kenny looks fairly different in newer Backyard games. His cap has been removed and he is shown to have black hair. His shirt has been changed to orange, and his wheelchair looks different.

Personality

Kenny is one of the cooler kids in the league, with dreams of becoming a DJ. In Backyard Football '99, he states he once used one of his mom's records to pretend to use turntables, and later broke it. He goes fast because of his wheelchair. Kenny never lets it be his weakness when playing sports with the other kids. Although, he says it's difficult to shoot basketball or run due to being confined to a wheelchair; he still thinks he is a normal kid despite most people feeling sorry for him. Kenny also showed an interest with robots and stated many times that he will build his wheelchair into a giant robot. Vicki even said (in Backyard Basketball) he will build a ballet robot for her if she was nice to him.

Player Cards

Kenny Kawaguchi Theme Song
Pablo's theme from the original Backyard Baseball Kenny Kawaguchi Theme Song

Don't let the wheelchair fool you, Kenny is a fantastic ball player. He is a sure-handed outfielder and a speedy base wheeler.

Skill Ratings

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One of the smarter players in the league, Kenny is a solid hitter with a good eye for the ball. Incredibly, Kenny seems to get stronger as the game goes on, and can play for hours... or days! He's pretty fast on the base path too. A good utility player. Bats: Right Throws: Right Skill Ratings

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Backyard Baseball 2005 Music- Kenny Kawaguchi
Kenny's theme from Backyard Baseball 2005 Backyard Baseball 2005 Music- Kenny Kawaguchi

One of the smarter players in the league, Kenny is a solid hitter with a good eye for the ball. Incredibly, Kenny seems to get stronger as the game goes on, and can play for hours... or days! He's pretty fast on the base path too. A good utility player.

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Skill Ratings

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Kicking from a wheelchair might seem tough, but Kenny has it mastered. What he lacks in power, he more than makes up for in accuracy. Skill Ratings
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Kenny's a very smart kid who understands the game. He's also a great blocker. Just remember: it's two-hand touch with him. Skill Ratings

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The K-Man is a great blocker and a clutch receiver when given the chance. Before games, Kenny likes to 'chill out to old-school hip hop.' Throws: Right Skill Ratings
Passing 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈
Catching 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈
Running 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈
Blocking/Tackling 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈
Kicking 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈

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K-man doesn't get a lot of vertical, but when you can shoot the ball like he does, who cares? Not the best defender, but his deadly range from downtown can give your team some instant offense. Shoots: Right Skill Ratings
Inside Shooting 🏀🏀🏀
Outside Shooting 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
Ball-handing 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀
Defense 🏀🏀🏀
Quickness 🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀

Kenny is a veritable tank on the ice. He may be slow-moving, but he's invulnerable to poke checks and has a cannon for a shot. He's also pretty tough as a goalie. Shoots: Right Skill Ratings

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Trivia

  • Kenny's last name, Kawaguchi, is Japanese.
  • Prior to the Backyard Sports, in Let's Explore The Airport (a game also made by Humongous), the announcer occasionally says that a wheelchair is needed in Gate K. It may have inspired Kenny.
  • Kenny's favorite musical genre is Pop.
  • In Backyard Basketball 2004, it is stated by Barry DeJay that him and Kenny started a radio station called KNNY (Called Live 5 in Junior Sports Basketball).
  • In a commercial for Backyard Skateboarding, a News Channel mentioned that Kenny got grounded for not doing his homework.
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