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Dick Kelley

Richard Anthony Kelley

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 174 lb.

Born: January 8, 1940 in Brighton, MA
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1959. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1964 (Age 24.098, 9,811th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Padres 1964-1971

Final Game: September 28, 1971 (Age 31.263)
Died: December 11, 1991 in Northridge, CA
Cremated
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1964 MLN NL 24 P 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.15 0 0 0
1965 MLN NL 25 P 21 4 0 45.0 10 1 8 1 0 .900 1.80 0.43 .956 2.08 2.08 4 2 33% 36% 0
1966 ATL NL 26 P 20 13 2 81.0 10 0 8 2 1 .800 0.89 0.40 .947 1.96 1.96 3 2 40% 40% 1
1967 ATL NL 27 P 39 9 1 98.0 25 5 20 0 1 1.000 2.30 0.64 .960 2.00 2.00 9 1 10% 40% 0
1968 ATL NL 28 P 31 11 1 98.1 28 7 20 1 3 .964 2.47 0.87 .958 2.01 2.02 4 0 0% 40% 1
1969 SDP NL 29 P 27 23 1 136.0 36 9 27 0 1 1.000 2.38 1.33 .958 1.95 1.94 7 5 42% 40% 2
1971 SDP NL 31 P 48 1 0 59.2 13 5 8 0 1 1.000 1.96 0.27 .954 1.90 1.90 3 1 25% 36% 0
7 Seasons P 188 61 5 520.0 122 27 91 4 7 .967 2.04 0.63 .957 1.98 1.98 30 11 27% 39% 4
7 Seasons TOT 188 61 5 520.0 122 27 91 4 7 .967 2.04 0.63 .957 1.98 1.98 30 11 27% 39% 4
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1964 MLN NL 24 P
1965 MLN NL 25 P
1966 ATL NL 26 P
1967 ATL NL 27 P
1968 ATL NL 28 P
1969 SDP NL 29 P
1971 SDP NL 31 P
7 Seasons P
7 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1964 MLN NL 24 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 MLN NL 25 22 4 22 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1966 ATL NL 26 20 13 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 ATL NL 27 39 9 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 ATL NL 28 31 11 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 SDP NL 29 27 23 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 SDP NL 31 48 1 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Seasons 189 61 189 188 188 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1964 MLN NL 24 11 73% 18% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 MLN NL 25 170 78% 29% 7 86% 0 1 0 1 7 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 67%
1966 ATL NL 26 324 81% 30% 8 88% 0 1 0 1 8 6 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 50%
1967 ATL NL 27 369 72% 26% 20 85% 0 4 0 3 16 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1968 ATL NL 28 397 74% 28% 23 87% 0 7 0 5 21 17 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 1 3 0 10 90%
1969 SDP NL 29 540 74% 23% 23 100% 1 6 3 3 22 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9 100%
1971 SDP NL 31 249 75% 24% 7 100% 0 5 0 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 100%
7 Seasons 2060 75% 26% 88 91% 1 24 3 16 80 65 6 4 0 2 2 3 7 2 7 0 29 90%
MLB Averages 79% 28% 91% 86%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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