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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)   vs. SLB 5 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Lost 1944 [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Athletics/RedSox/WhiteSox/Orioles 1943-1957

Final Game: September 14, 1957 (Age 35)   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: 78 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 7 tying, 23 go ahead, 11 lacking some details
5 Tms
DET25
BOS18
BAL17
CHW14
PHA4
 
vs RHP53
vs LHP25
 
Home39
Away39
 
Leverage
High Lev13
Medium Lev27
Low Lev26
8 Opps
PHA/KCA21
BOS14
CHW14
NYY8
CLE7
BAL/SLB5
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
Chuck Stobbs2
Bob Lemon2
Tommy Byrne2
Allie Reynolds2
Dave Sisler1
Bob Chakales1
Lou Kretlow1
10 Parks
Fenway Pk22
Tiger Stad18
Comiskey Pk12
Shibe Pk8
Memor. Stad6
Munic. Stad4
ClevelandStd3
Yankee Stad3
GriffithStad1
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Where Hit
759
Unk16
93
General field locations when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms72
2·HR gms3
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
3rd33
4th18
2nd11
Unk5
7th5
5th3
6th2
8th1
Outs
028
221
118
Unk11
 
DefPos
3B73
1B5
Bases
---38
Unk12
1--11
12-6
-2-5
--33
1231
-231
1-31
 
123 RBI
RISP17
0 on47
1 on20
2 on8
3 on3
Any on31
Inning
116
25
33
411
58
66
710
813
96
 
1-324
4-625
7-end29
RelScore
+4..5
+32
+22
+16
Tied21
-15
-29
-36
-4..11
Unk11
 
Ahead15
Tied21
Behind31
Unk11
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1945 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111945-05-11PHA@CHWEddie Lopatt 2275
22221945-05-11PHA@CHWEddie Lopatbehind 0-4t 9175IPHR
33311945-07-20 (1)PHACLEAllie Reynoldsbehind 1-2b 41---1750.15453%Home Run
44411945-09-05 (2)PHACHWEarl Caldwellbehind 1-4b 81-2-2650.13121%Home Run; McGhee Scores
1946 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111946-06-05DET@PHAJesse Florest 1125
66211946-07-27DETPHALum Harrisb 6125
77311946-08-26DET@NYYSpud Chandlert 2125
88411946-09-19DETPHAJoe Colemanb 4125
1947 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
99111947-05-11 (1)DET@CHWFrank Papisht 80125
1010211947-05-25 (1)DETCHWThornton Leeb 745
1111311947-06-09DETPHADick Fowlerb 715
1212411947-07-26DET@PHAJoe Colemanahead 11-0t 80---1450.000100%Home Run
1313511947-08-09DETCHWOrval Groveb 515
1948 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1414111948-06-09DET@PHACarl Scheibbehind 0-3t 601-33350.21850%Home Run; Berry Scores; Lake Scores
1515211948-07-30DETPHAJoe Colemanb 445
1949 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1616111949-06-03DETPHAAlex Kellnertied 0-0b 12---1350.10161%Home Run
1717211949-06-21DET@BOSMel Parnelltied 0-0t 12---1350.09455%Home Run (Deep LF)
1818311949-07-06DET@SLBKarl Drewst 115
1950 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1919111950-05-25DETNYYTommy Byrnebehind 1-6b 801--2350.05810%Home Run; Priddy Scores
2020211950-06-02 (2)DET@PHAAlex Kellnertied 0-0t 12---1350.09556%Home Run
2121311950-06-18DETBOSChuck Stobbstied 0-0b 1012-3350.15779%Home Run; Lipon Scores; Priddy Scores
2222411950-07-02 (2)DET@CLEBob Fellertied 0-0t 12---1350.09656%Home Run
2323511950-07-16 (2)DET@PHABob Hooperbehind 0-4t 401--2350.11728%Home Run; Priddy Scores
2424611950-07-22DET@NYYTommy Byrnebehind 3-10t 92---1350.0000%Home Run
2525711950-07-25DETBOSWillard Nixonbehind 0-4b 5212-3350.23737%Home Run; Groth Scores; Lipon Scores
2626811950-08-17DETCHWRandy Gumpertahead 6-2b 50---1350.03295%Home Run
1951 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2727111951-06-26DET@CHWRandy Gumpertbehind 0-2t 40---1350.10738%Home Run
2828211951-08-24DETWSHJoe Haynesbehind 3-8b 511--2350.08917%Home Run; Kryhoski Scores
1952 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2929111952-05-18DETBOSBill Wightbehind 2-6b 811--2350.07011%Home Run (Deep RF); Kolloway Scores
3030211952-06-04BOSCLESteve Gromektied 9-9b 511--2350.23380%Home Run; Goodman Scores
3131311952-06-10BOSSLBNed Garverbehind 1-3b 41---1450.11839%Home Run (Deep LF)
3232411952-06-25BOS@DETFred Hutchinsontied 1-1t 71-2-2450.27882%Home Run (Deep LF); Goodman Scores
3333511952-07-15BOSCHWSaul Rogovinahead 5-2b 52-2-2350.07596%Home Run; Brodowski Scores
3434611952-07-23BOS@CHWHal Browntied 0-0t 1012-3350.18578%Home Run; DiMaggio Scores; Throneberry Scores
3535711952-08-14 (2)BOSPHABob Hooperahead 2-1b 821--2450.11697%Home Run; Goodman Scores
1953 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3636111953-05-12BOSCHWFritz Dorishbehind 5-7b 90--32350.41064%Home Run (Deep LF); Stephens Scores
3737211953-05-16BOSCLEBob Lemontied 0-0b 61---1350.17672%Home Run (Deep LF)
3838311953-05-22 (1)BOSPHAAlex Kellnertied 0-0b 12---1350.10261%Home Run (Deep LF)
3939411953-06-26BOSCHWSandy Consuegratied 0-0b 12-2-2450.17370%Home Run (Deep LF); Goodman Scores
4040511953-06-28BOSCHWVirgil Trucksbehind 2-7b 511--2450.08917%Home Run (Deep LF); Gernert Scores
4141611953-06-30BOSNYYAllie Reynoldstied 0-0b 20---1450.10466%Home Run (Deep LF)
4242711953-07-02BOSNYYVic Raschibehind 2-3b 90---1450.43564%Home Run (Deep LF)
4343811953-07-19 (2)BOS@CLEBob Hooperbehind 4-5t 8112-3450.51886%Home Run; Stephens Scores; Gernert Scores
4444911953-08-27BOS@CHWVirgil Trucksbehind 3-6t 90---1450.0418%Home Run (Deep LF)
45451011953-09-03BOS@DETSteve Gromekbehind 3-5t 80---1350.11825%Home Run
46461111953-09-07 (1)BOSNYYTom Gormanahead 5-2b 51---1450.05192%Home Run (Deep LF)
47471211953-09-12BOSSLBLou Kretlowbehind 0-3b 20---1450.08834%Home Run (Deep LF)
1954 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4848111954-06-08CHW@PHABob Triceahead 7-3t 72-2-2550.03998%Home Run; Fain Scores
4949211954-06-20 (2)CHWNYYWhitey Fordbehind 2-3b 40---1550.13756%Home Run
5050311954-06-24CHWWSHSpec Sheaahead 3-2b 60---1550.10685%Home Run
5151411954-08-08 (1)CHWWSHChuck Stobbsbehind 3-5b 7212-3430.55776%Home Run; Carrasquel Scores; Fox Scores
5252511954-09-04CHWCLEDon Mossiahead 7-5b 80---1430.03297%Home Run
1955 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5353111955-04-21CHW@DETNed Garverahead 1-0t 311234450.19791%Home Run; Carrasquel Scores; Fox Scores; Minoso Scores
5454211955-05-01 (1)CHWBALDon Johnsonbehind 5-7b 81---1850.12224%Home Run
5555311955-05-10CHW@BOSTom Brewertied 2-2t 821--2450.39183%Home Run; Minoso Scores
5656411955-06-02CHWBOSTom Hurdahead 3-2b 71---1350.10788%Home Run
5757511955-07-04 (1)CHW@KCAAlex Kellnerahead 2-0t 30---1350.08380%Home Run
5858611955-08-07CHW@BALRay Mooretied 0-0t 12---1350.10857%Home Run
5959711955-09-04 (1)CHW@CLEBob Lemontied 0-0t 20---1450.10360%Home Run
6060811955-09-16CHW@KCAAlex Kellnerbehind 4-13t 70---1330.0020%Home Run
1956 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6161111956-05-10CHW@BOSMel Parnelltied 1-1t 72---1250.20063%Home Run
6262211956-06-08BALKCAArt Ditmartied 0-0b 12---1350.10862%Home Run
6363311956-07-08 (2)BAL@BOSWillard Nixontied 0-0t 12---1350.09255%Home Run
6464421956-07-08 (2)BAL@BOSDave Sislerahead 1-0t 31-233350.14783%Home Run; Johnson Scores; Williams Scores
6565511956-07-13BALKCAAlex Kellnerbehind 1-3b 80---1250.14029%Home Run
6666611956-07-26BAL@DETBilly Hoeftahead 4-3t 4112-3350.20686%Home Run; Wight Scores; Evers Scores
6767711956-08-31BAL@BOSWillard Nixontied 0-0t 12---1350.09255%Home Run
6868821956-08-31BAL@BOSWillard Nixonbehind 1-2t 40---1350.11350%Home Run
6969911956-09-06BAL@WSHDean Stonebehind 3-7t 811--2250.06110%Home Run; Gardner Scores
1957 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7070111957-04-23BAL@BOSFrank Sullivanbehind 0-3t 90---1330.0407%Home Run
7171211957-05-19 (1)BALKCAHal Raetherahead 8-2b 70--32750.002100%Home Run; Pilarcik Scores
7272311957-05-25BALBOSBob Chakalesahead 9-0b 70---1750.000100%Home Run
7373411957-05-30 (1)BAL@BOSDean Stonetied 0-0t 11---1250.10158%Home Run
7474511957-06-04BAL@KCARyne Durenbehind 3-6t 62--32250.15927%Home Run; Miranda Scores
7575611957-07-14 (1)BAL@DETBilly Hoeftbehind 1-3t 40---1650.10937%Home Run
7676711957-07-21 (2)BAL@KCAAlex Kellnertied 0-0t 12---1350.10657%Home Run
7777811957-08-17BAL@NYYBobby Shantzbehind 0-4t 601--2230.10721%Home Run; Gardner Scores
7878911957-09-11 (2)BALKCATom Gormanbehind 0-2b 421--2450.26051%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 2014, 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.