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George Kell

George Clyde Kell

Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: August 23, 1922 in Swifton, AR
School: Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1940. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 28, 1943 (Age 21.036, 7,537th in MLB history)   vs. SLB 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1944 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Athletics/RedSox/WhiteSox/Orioles 1943-1957

Last Game: September 14, 1957 (Age 35.022)   vs. DET 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1983.
   View George Kell Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: March 24, 2009 in Swifton, AR
Buried: Swifton Cemetery, Swifton, AR
Relatives: Brother of Skeeter Kell
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

George Kell: 81 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 7 tying, 25 go ahead, 11 lacking some details (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
5 Tms
DET28
BOS18
BAL17
CHW14
PHA4
 
vs RHP56
vs LHP25
 
Away41
Home40
 
Leverage
High Lev13
Medium Lev28
Low Lev28
8 Opps
PHA/KCA22
BOS14
CHW14
NYY9
CLE7
BAL/SLB6
DET5
WSH4
52 Pitchers
Alex Kellner7
Willard Nixon4
Bob Hooper3
Joe Coleman3
Dean Stone2
Virgil Trucks2
Billy Hoeft2
Randy Gumpert2
Tom Gorman2
Ned Garver2
Eddie Lopat2
Steve Gromek2
Mel Parnell2
Lum Harris2
Chuck Stobbs2
Karl Drews2
Bob Lemon2
Tommy Byrne2
Spud Chandler2
Allie Reynolds2
10 Parks
Fenway Pk22
Tiger Stad19
Comiskey Pk12
Shibe Pk8
Memor. Stad6
Munic. Stad4
Yankee Stad4
ClevelandStd3
Sprtsmn3/Busch2
GriffithStad1
Where Hit
761
Unk17
93
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms69
2·HR gms6
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd33
4th18
2nd14
Unk5
7th5
5th3
6th2
8th1
Outs
029
222
119
Unk11
 
DefPos
3B76
1B5
Bases
---53
1--11
12-6
-2-5
--33
1231
-231
1-31
 
126 RBI
RISP17
0 on50
1 on20
2 on8
3 on3
Any on31
Inning
117
26
33
411
58
67
710
813
96
 
1-326
4-626
7-end29
RelScore
+4..5
+32
+23
+16
Tied23
-15
-29
-36
-4..11
Unk11
 
Ahead16
Tied23
Behind31
Unk11
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1945 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1945-05-11 PHA @ CHW Eddie Lopat t 2 --- 2 7 5
2 2 2 2 1945-05-11 PHA @ CHW Eddie Lopat behind 0-4 t 9 --- 1 7 5 IPHR
3 3 3 1 1945-07-20 (1) PHA CLE Allie Reynolds behind 1-2 b 4 1 --- 1 7 5 0.154 53% Home Run
4 4 4 1 1945-09-05 (2) PHA CHW Earl Caldwell behind 1-4 b 8 1 -2- 2 6 5 0.131 21% Home Run; McGhee Scores
1946 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1946-06-05 DET @ PHA Jesse Flores t 1 --- 1 2 5
6 6 2 1 1946-07-27 DET PHA Lum Harris b 6 --- 1 2 5
7 7 3 2 1946-07-27 DET PHA Lum Harris tied 0-0 b 6 0 --- 1 2 5 0.170 74% Home Run
8 8 4 1 1946-08-26 DET @ NYY Spud Chandler t 2 --- 1 2 5
9 9 5 2 1946-08-26 DET @ NYY Spud Chandler ahead 3-1 t 2 2 --- 1 2 5 0.089 77% Home Run
10 10 6 1 1946-09-19 DET PHA Joe Coleman b 4 --- 1 2 5
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1947-05-11 (1) DET @ CHW Frank Papish t 8 0 --- 1 2 5
12 12 2 1 1947-05-25 (1) DET CHW Thornton Lee b 7 --- 4 5
13 13 3 1 1947-06-09 DET PHA Dick Fowler b 7 --- 1 5
14 14 4 1 1947-07-26 DET @ PHA Joe Coleman ahead 11-0 t 8 0 --- 1 4 5 0.000 100% Home Run
15 15 5 1 1947-08-09 DET CHW Orval Grove b 5 --- 1 5
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
16 16 1 1 1948-06-09 DET @ PHA Carl Scheib behind 0-3 t 6 0 1-3 3 3 5 0.218 50% Home Run; Berry Scores; Lake Scores
17 17 2 1 1948-07-30 DET PHA Joe Coleman b 4 --- 4 5
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
18 18 1 1 1949-06-03 DET PHA Alex Kellner tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.101 61% Home Run
19 19 2 1 1949-06-21 DET @ BOS Mel Parnell tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.094 55% Home Run (Deep LF)
20 20 3 1 1949-07-06 DET @ SLB Karl Drews t 1 --- 1 5
21 21 4 2 1949-07-06 DET @ SLB Karl Drews tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 5 0.094 57% Home Run
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
22 22 1 1 1950-05-25 DET NYY Tommy Byrne behind 1-6 b 8 0 1-- 2 3 5 0.058 10% Home Run; Priddy Scores
23 23 2 1 1950-06-02 (2) DET @ PHA Alex Kellner tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.095 56% Home Run
24 24 3 1 1950-06-18 DET BOS Chuck Stobbs tied 0-0 b 1 0 12- 3 3 5 0.157 79% Home Run; Lipon Scores; Priddy Scores
25 25 4 1 1950-07-02 (2) DET @ CLE Bob Feller tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.096 56% Home Run
26 26 5 1 1950-07-16 (2) DET @ PHA Bob Hooper behind 0-4 t 4 0 1-- 2 3 5 0.117 28% Home Run; Priddy Scores
27 27 6 1 1950-07-22 DET @ NYY Tommy Byrne behind 3-10 t 9 2 --- 1 3 5 0.000 0% Home Run
28 28 7 1 1950-07-25 DET BOS Willard Nixon behind 0-4 b 5 2 12- 3 3 5 0.237 37% Home Run; Groth Scores; Lipon Scores
29 29 8 1 1950-08-17 DET CHW Randy Gumpert ahead 6-2 b 5 0 --- 1 3 5 0.032 95% Home Run
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
30 30 1 1 1951-06-26 DET @ CHW Randy Gumpert behind 0-2 t 4 0 --- 1 3 5 0.107 38% Home Run
31 31 2 1 1951-08-24 DET WSH Joe Haynes behind 3-8 b 5 1 1-- 2 3 5 0.089 17% Home Run; Kryhoski Scores
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
32 32 1 1 1952-05-18 DET BOS Bill Wight behind 2-6 b 8 1 1-- 2 3 5 0.070 11% Home Run (Deep RF); Kolloway Scores
33 33 2 1 1952-06-04 BOS CLE Steve Gromek tied 9-9 b 5 1 1-- 2 3 5 0.233 80% Home Run; Goodman Scores
34 34 3 1 1952-06-10 BOS SLB Ned Garver behind 1-3 b 4 1 --- 1 4 5 0.118 39% Home Run (Deep LF)
35 35 4 1 1952-06-25 BOS @ DET Fred Hutchinson tied 1-1 t 7 1 -2- 2 4 5 0.278 82% Home Run (Deep LF); Goodman Scores
36 36 5 1 1952-07-15 BOS CHW Saul Rogovin ahead 5-2 b 5 2 -2- 2 3 5 0.075 96% Home Run; Brodowski Scores
37 37 6 1 1952-07-23 BOS @ CHW Hal Brown tied 0-0 t 1 0 12- 3 3 5 0.185 78% Home Run; DiMaggio Scores; Throneberry Scores
38 38 7 1 1952-08-14 (2) BOS PHA Bob Hooper ahead 2-1 b 8 2 1-- 2 4 5 0.116 97% Home Run; Goodman Scores
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
39 39 1 1 1953-05-12 BOS CHW Fritz Dorish behind 5-7 b 9 0 --3 2 3 5 0.410 64% Home Run (Deep LF); Stephens Scores
40 40 2 1 1953-05-16 BOS CLE Bob Lemon tied 0-0 b 6 1 --- 1 3 5 0.176 72% Home Run (Deep LF)
41 41 3 1 1953-05-22 (1) BOS PHA Alex Kellner tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.102 61% Home Run (Deep LF)
42 42 4 1 1953-06-26 BOS CHW Sandy Consuegra tied 0-0 b 1 2 -2- 2 4 5 0.173 70% Home Run (Deep LF); Goodman Scores
43 43 5 1 1953-06-28 BOS CHW Virgil Trucks behind 2-7 b 5 1 1-- 2 4 5 0.089 17% Home Run (Deep LF); Gernert Scores
44 44 6 1 1953-06-30 BOS NYY Allie Reynolds tied 0-0 b 2 0 --- 1 4 5 0.104 66% Home Run (Deep LF)
45 45 7 1 1953-07-02 BOS NYY Vic Raschi behind 2-3 b 9 0 --- 1 4 5 0.435 64% Home Run (Deep LF)
46 46 8 1 1953-07-19 (2) BOS @ CLE Bob Hooper behind 4-5 t 8 1 12- 3 4 5 0.518 86% Home Run; Stephens Scores; Gernert Scores
47 47 9 1 1953-08-27 BOS @ CHW Virgil Trucks behind 3-6 t 9 0 --- 1 4 5 0.041 8% Home Run (Deep LF)
48 48 10 1 1953-09-03 BOS @ DET Steve Gromek behind 3-5 t 8 0 --- 1 3 5 0.118 25% Home Run
49 49 11 1 1953-09-07 (1) BOS NYY Tom Gorman ahead 5-2 b 5 1 --- 1 4 5 0.051 92% Home Run (Deep LF)
50 50 12 1 1953-09-12 BOS SLB Lou Kretlow behind 0-3 b 2 0 --- 1 4 5 0.088 34% Home Run (Deep LF)
1954 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
51 51 1 1 1954-06-08 CHW @ PHA Bob Trice ahead 7-3 t 7 2 -2- 2 5 5 0.039 98% Home Run; Fain Scores
52 52 2 1 1954-06-20 (2) CHW NYY Whitey Ford behind 2-3 b 4 0 --- 1 5 5 0.137 56% Home Run
53 53 3 1 1954-06-24 CHW WSH Spec Shea ahead 3-2 b 6 0 --- 1 5 5 0.106 85% Home Run
54 54 4 1 1954-08-08 (1) CHW WSH Chuck Stobbs behind 3-5 b 7 2 12- 3 4 3 0.557 76% Home Run; Carrasquel Scores; Fox Scores
55 55 5 1 1954-09-04 CHW CLE Don Mossi ahead 7-5 b 8 0 --- 1 4 3 0.032 97% Home Run
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
56 56 1 1 1955-04-21 CHW @ DET Ned Garver ahead 1-0 t 3 1 123 4 4 5 0.197 91% Home Run; Carrasquel Scores; Fox Scores; Minoso Scores
57 57 2 1 1955-05-01 (1) CHW BAL Don Johnson behind 5-7 b 8 1 --- 1 8 5 0.122 24% Home Run
58 58 3 1 1955-05-10 CHW @ BOS Tom Brewer tied 2-2 t 8 2 1-- 2 4 5 0.391 83% Home Run; Minoso Scores
59 59 4 1 1955-06-02 CHW BOS Tom Hurd ahead 3-2 b 7 1 --- 1 3 5 0.107 88% Home Run
60 60 5 1 1955-07-04 (1) CHW @ KCA Alex Kellner ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --- 1 3 5 0.083 80% Home Run
61 61 6 1 1955-08-07 CHW @ BAL Ray Moore tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.108 57% Home Run
62 62 7 1 1955-09-04 (1) CHW @ CLE Bob Lemon tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 4 5 0.103 60% Home Run
63 63 8 1 1955-09-16 CHW @ KCA Alex Kellner behind 4-13 t 7 0 --- 1 3 3 0.002 0% Home Run
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
64 64 1 1 1956-05-10 CHW @ BOS Mel Parnell tied 1-1 t 7 2 --- 1 2 5 0.200 63% Home Run
65 65 2 1 1956-06-08 BAL KCA Art Ditmar tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.108 62% Home Run
66 66 3 1 1956-07-08 (2) BAL @ BOS Willard Nixon tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.092 55% Home Run
67 67 4 2 1956-07-08 (2) BAL @ BOS Dave Sisler ahead 1-0 t 3 1 -23 3 3 5 0.147 83% Home Run; Johnson Scores; Williams Scores
68 68 5 1 1956-07-13 BAL KCA Alex Kellner behind 1-3 b 8 0 --- 1 2 5 0.140 29% Home Run
69 69 6 1 1956-07-26 BAL @ DET Billy Hoeft ahead 4-3 t 4 1 12- 3 3 5 0.206 86% Home Run; Wight Scores; Evers Scores
70 70 7 1 1956-08-31 BAL @ BOS Willard Nixon tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.092 55% Home Run
71 71 8 2 1956-08-31 BAL @ BOS Willard Nixon behind 1-2 t 4 0 --- 1 3 5 0.113 50% Home Run
72 72 9 1 1956-09-06 BAL @ WSH Dean Stone behind 3-7 t 8 1 1-- 2 2 5 0.061 10% Home Run; Gardner Scores
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
73 73 1 1 1957-04-23 BAL @ BOS Frank Sullivan behind 0-3 t 9 0 --- 1 3 3 0.040 7% Home Run
74 74 2 1 1957-05-19 (1) BAL KCA Hal Raether ahead 8-2 b 7 0 --3 2 7 5 0.002 100% Home Run; Pilarcik Scores
75 75 3 1 1957-05-25 BAL BOS Bob Chakales ahead 9-0 b 7 0 --- 1 7 5 0.000 100% Home Run
76 76 4 1 1957-05-30 (1) BAL @ BOS Dean Stone tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 5 0.101 58% Home Run
77 77 5 1 1957-06-04 BAL @ KCA Ryne Duren behind 3-6 t 6 2 --3 2 2 5 0.159 27% Home Run; Miranda Scores
78 78 6 1 1957-07-14 (1) BAL @ DET Billy Hoeft behind 1-3 t 4 0 --- 1 6 5 0.109 37% Home Run
79 79 7 1 1957-07-21 (2) BAL @ KCA Alex Kellner tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.106 57% Home Run
80 80 8 1 1957-08-17 BAL @ NYY Bobby Shantz behind 0-4 t 6 0 1-- 2 2 3 0.107 21% Home Run; Gardner Scores
81 81 9 1 1957-09-11 (2) BAL KCA Tom Gorman behind 0-2 b 4 2 1-- 2 4 5 0.260 51% Home Run; Boyd Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2015, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.