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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)   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

Final 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: 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 #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 1 1946-08-26 DET @ NYY Spud Chandler t 2 1 2 5
8 8 4 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
9 9 1 1 1947-05-11 (1) DET @ CHW Frank Papish t 8 0 1 2 5
10 10 2 1 1947-05-25 (1) DET CHW Thornton Lee b 7 4 5
11 11 3 1 1947-06-09 DET PHA Dick Fowler b 7 1 5
12 12 4 1 1947-07-26 DET @ PHA Joe Coleman ahead 11-0 t 8 0 --- 1 4 5 0.000 100% Home Run
13 13 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
14 14 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
15 15 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
16 16 1 1 1949-06-03 DET PHA Alex Kellner tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.101 61% Home Run
17 17 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)
18 18 3 1 1949-07-06 DET @ SLB Karl Drews t 1 1 5
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
19 19 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
20 20 2 1 1950-06-02 (2) DET @ PHA Alex Kellner tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.095 56% Home Run
21 21 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
22 22 4 1 1950-07-02 (2) DET @ CLE Bob Feller tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.096 56% Home Run
23 23 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
24 24 6 1 1950-07-22 DET @ NYY Tommy Byrne behind 3-10 t 9 2 --- 1 3 5 0.000 0% Home Run
25 25 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
26 26 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
27 27 1 1 1951-06-26 DET @ CHW Randy Gumpert behind 0-2 t 4 0 --- 1 3 5 0.107 38% Home Run
28 28 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
29 29 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
30 30 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
31 31 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)
32 32 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
33 33 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
34 34 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
35 35 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
36 36 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
37 37 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)
38 38 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)
39 39 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
40 40 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
41 41 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)
42 42 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)
43 43 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
44 44 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)
45 45 10 1 1953-09-03 BOS @ DET Steve Gromek behind 3-5 t 8 0 --- 1 3 5 0.118 25% Home Run
46 46 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)
47 47 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
48 48 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
49 49 2 1 1954-06-20 (2) CHW NYY Whitey Ford behind 2-3 b 4 0 --- 1 5 5 0.137 56% Home Run
50 50 3 1 1954-06-24 CHW WSH Spec Shea ahead 3-2 b 6 0 --- 1 5 5 0.106 85% Home Run
51 51 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
52 52 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
53 53 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
54 54 2 1 1955-05-01 (1) CHW BAL Don Johnson behind 5-7 b 8 1 --- 1 8 5 0.122 24% Home Run
55 55 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
56 56 4 1 1955-06-02 CHW BOS Tom Hurd ahead 3-2 b 7 1 --- 1 3 5 0.107 88% Home Run
57 57 5 1 1955-07-04 (1) CHW @ KCA Alex Kellner ahead 2-0 t 3 0 --- 1 3 5 0.083 80% Home Run
58 58 6 1 1955-08-07 CHW @ BAL Ray Moore tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.108 57% Home Run
59 59 7 1 1955-09-04 (1) CHW @ CLE Bob Lemon tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 4 5 0.103 60% Home Run
60 60 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
61 61 1 1 1956-05-10 CHW @ BOS Mel Parnell tied 1-1 t 7 2 --- 1 2 5 0.200 63% Home Run
62 62 2 1 1956-06-08 BAL KCA Art Ditmar tied 0-0 b 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.108 62% Home Run
63 63 3 1 1956-07-08 (2) BAL @ BOS Willard Nixon tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.092 55% Home Run
64 64 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
65 65 5 1 1956-07-13 BAL KCA Alex Kellner behind 1-3 b 8 0 --- 1 2 5 0.140 29% Home Run
66 66 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
67 67 7 1 1956-08-31 BAL @ BOS Willard Nixon tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.092 55% Home Run
68 68 8 2 1956-08-31 BAL @ BOS Willard Nixon behind 1-2 t 4 0 --- 1 3 5 0.113 50% Home Run
69 69 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
70 70 1 1 1957-04-23 BAL @ BOS Frank Sullivan behind 0-3 t 9 0 --- 1 3 3 0.040 7% Home Run
71 71 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
72 72 3 1 1957-05-25 BAL BOS Bob Chakales ahead 9-0 b 7 0 --- 1 7 5 0.000 100% Home Run
73 73 4 1 1957-05-30 (1) BAL @ BOS Dean Stone tied 0-0 t 1 1 --- 1 2 5 0.101 58% Home Run
74 74 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
75 75 6 1 1957-07-14 (1) BAL @ DET Billy Hoeft behind 1-3 t 4 0 --- 1 6 5 0.109 37% Home Run
76 76 7 1 1957-07-21 (2) BAL @ KCA Alex Kellner tied 0-0 t 1 2 --- 1 3 5 0.106 57% Home Run
77 77 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
78 78 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 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.