Kevin Malone retired in April of 2001 from his position as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and a 17-year career in professional baseball. Malone was responsible for the overall baseball operations of the club. His work focused on the restoration of the major league team, but he emphasized the rebuilding of the minor league system through scouting and player development. At the end of May 2005 he completed 3 years of ministry at The Master's College in Los Angeles, California.
In 1980 Kevin Malone graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Administration. While studying for his degree he also played for the school's baseball team. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1980 and spent one season in the Indians' farm system. He attended spring training and extended spring camp with the New York Mets in 1981. After his playing career, he worked towards his Master's Degree in Theology at Tennessee Temple Theological Seminary in 1982-83.