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John O. Kelly (Diamond John)

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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Kick Kelly appeared for two teams in his only major league season in 1879. The second was the 1879 Troy Trojans, where another rookie on the team was Dan Brouthers. Kelly was a year older than Brouthers, and also played a couple games at first base, Brouthers' position.

After his playing career, Kelly became one of the most prominent umpires of the 1880s and held the career record for games umpired until 1888.

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