What's the Kennection? #160

A new statue outside Seattle's Safeco Field honors what player, with a plaque reading "The Kid was the face of the game for over two decades"?

Miami University and the University of Miami are located in what two U.S. states, respectively?

What legendary clarinetist integrated his band when he hired pianist Teddy Wilson in 1935?

For what 1999 movie did Disney animators base the title character's movements on skateboarder Tony Hawk?

Umberto Eco named a novel after what scientific device, invented by a French physicist to prove the rotation of the Earth?

What's the "Kennection"?