ST. LOUIS, OCT. 19 -- The Baltimore Orioles have signed catcher Terry Kennedy to a new two-year contract, the club announced today.

Kennedy had an option year worth $900,000, and the Orioles picked up that option and added another season. The total package is believed to be worth $1.95 million.

The contract was negotiated by team vice president Lawrence Lucchino and is the first one signed since General Manager Hank Peters was fired two weeks ago. In the new power structure, which is still being determined by owner Edward Bennett Williams, Lucchino apparently will handle all contracts . . . The Orioles are carrying just 33 players on their 40-man roster . . .

Randy Bush was part of the Twins rookie class of 1982 that also included Kent Hrbek, Gary Gaetti, Frank Viola, Tom Brunansky and Tim Laudner. He said playing on all those bad teams has made this season even more special.

"I'm just trying to remember everything that's happening," he said. "I'm trying to take it all in and keep a picture of it in my mind. I'm doing different things, like saving newspapers . . .I want to be able to go back and remember what's been happening. I want to be able to remember it all."