John Patrick Kelleher
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 150 lb.
- Debut July 31, 1912
- Final Game April 20, 1924
- Born September 13, 1893 in Brookline, MA USA
- Died August 21, 1960 in Brighton, MA USA
John Kelleher spaced his major league appearances far apart. He first was up in 1912, then in 1916, and finally from 1921 to 1924.
Virtually all of his playing time was with the Chicago Cubs from 1921 to 1923. He played all the infield positions (more third base than the others, though), and while he hit over .300 twice, he did so on a team that was hitting around .290.
The Cubs at the time went through three different starting third basemen: Charlie Deal in 1921, Marty Krug in 1922, and Bernie Friberg in 1923. John was the backup each year, and played other positions in the infield as well.
He was player-Manager of the St. Joseph Saints in 1920. The team finished with a record of 74-80, in 5th place in the Western League). He was the coach for the Brown University baseball team from 1930 to 1941.