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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)
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)
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
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Fine Details  · Last updated Nov 26, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #383. Roger Bresnahan… #384. Augie Galan… #385. Willie McGee… #386. GEORGE KELL… #387. Ginger Beaumont… #388. Harvey Kuenn… #389. Dusty Baker… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1943 20 PHA AL 1 5 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .600 .800 131 3 0 0 0 /5
1944 21 PHA AL 139 556 514 51 138 15 3 0 44 5 2 22 23 .268 .300 .309 .609 76 159 28 1 19 *5 MVP-22
1945 22 PHA AL 147 602 567 50 154 30 3 4 56 2 0 27 15 .272 .306 .356 .662 93 202 13 1 7 *5
1946 23 TOT AL 131 577 521 70 168 25 10 4 52 3 2 40 20 .322 .372 .432 .804 119 225 12 1 15 *5/3 MVP-16
1946 23 PHA AL 26 100 87 3 26 6 1 0 11 0 0 10 6 .299 .378 .391 .768 117 34 1 1 2 5
1946 23 DET AL 105 477 434 67 142 19 9 4 41 3 2 30 14 .327 .371 .440 .811 119 191 11 0 13 *5/3
1947 ★ 24 DET AL 152 662 588 75 188 29 5 5 93 9 11 61 16 .320 .387 .412 .798 118 242 13 3 10 *5 AS,MVP-5
1948 ★ 25 DET AL 92 414 368 47 112 24 3 2 44 2 2 33 15 .304 .369 .402 .772 103 148 10 5 8 5 AS,MVP-16
1949 ★ 26 DET AL 134 613 522 97 179 38 9 3 59 7 5 71 13 .343 .424 .467 .892 136 244 17 3 16 *5 AS,MVP-8
1950 ★ 27 DET AL 157 724 641 114 218 56 6 8 101 3 3 66 18 .340 .403 .484 .886 123 310 23 1 16 *5 AS,MVP-4
1951 ★ 28 DET AL 147 674 598 92 191 36 3 2 59 10 3 61 18 .319 .386 .400 .786 113 239 13 4 11 *5 AS,MVP-15
1952 ★ 29 TOT AL 114 483 428 52 133 23 2 7 57 0 2 46 23 .311 .379 .423 .802 119 181 13 1 8 *5 AS
1952 29 DET AL 39 171 152 11 45 8 0 1 17 0 1 15 13 .296 .359 .368 .728 103 56 2 0 4 5
1952 29 BOS AL 75 312 276 41 88 15 2 6 40 0 1 31 10 .319 .390 .453 .843 127 125 11 1 4 5
1953 ★ 30 BOS AL 134 520 460 68 141 41 2 12 73 5 2 52 22 .307 .383 .483 .866 129 222 10 5 3 *5/7O AS,MVP-26
1954 ★ 31 TOT AL 97 370 326 40 90 13 0 5 58 1 1 33 15 .276 .334 .362 .696 87 118 7 0 2 9 53/79 AS
1954 31 BOS AL 26 109 93 15 24 3 0 0 10 0 0 15 3 .258 .361 .290 .651 73 27 2 0 1 0 5
1954 31 CHW AL 71 261 233 25 66 10 0 5 48 1 1 18 12 .283 .323 .391 .714 92 91 5 0 1 9 35/79
1955 32 CHW AL 128 504 429 44 134 24 1 8 81 2 2 51 36 .312 .389 .429 .818 119 184 7 6 13 5 2 *53/7
1956 ★ 33 TOT AL 123 480 425 52 115 22 2 9 48 0 1 33 37 .271 .324 .395 .719 96 168 11 3 14 5 3 *5/34 AS
1956 33 CHW AL 21 91 80 7 25 5 0 1 11 0 0 8 6 .313 .371 .413 .783 106 33 3 0 2 1 0 5/3
1956 33 BAL AL 102 389 345 45 90 17 2 8 37 0 1 25 31 .261 .313 .391 .704 93 135 8 3 12 4 3 5/34
1957 ★ 34 BAL AL 99 345 310 28 92 9 0 9 44 2 0 25 16 .297 .352 .413 .765 115 128 11 2 7 1 2 53 AS
15 Yrs 1795 7529 6702 881 2054 385 50 78 870 51 36 621 287 .306 .367 .414 .781 112 2773 188 36 149 20 7
162 Game Avg. 162 679 605 80 185 35 5 7 79 5 3 56 26 .306 .367 .414 .781 112 250 17 3 13
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
DET (7 yrs) 826 3735 3303 503 1075 210 35 25 414 34 27 337 107 .325 .391 .433 .824 119 1430 89 16 78
PHA (4 yrs) 313 1263 1173 105 319 51 8 4 112 7 2 59 44 .272 .309 .339 .648 88 398 42 3 28
CHW (3 yrs) 220 856 742 76 225 39 1 14 140 3 3 77 54 .303 .367 .415 .782 109 308 15 6 16 15 2
BOS (3 yrs) 235 941 829 124 253 59 4 18 123 5 3 98 35 .305 .383 .451 .834 122 374 23 6 8 0
BAL (2 yrs) 201 734 655 73 182 26 2 17 81 2 1 50 47 .278 .331 .402 .733 103 263 19 5 19 5 5

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1943 20 PHA AL 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .513 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $600 /5
1944 21 PHA AL 139 556 -15 0 0 0 0 -14 -1.6 16 2 0.0 .488 .490 0.0 0.0 2 $3,000 *5 MVP-22
1945 22 PHA AL 147 602 -5 1 0 10 0 6 0.6 17 24 2.5 .505 .505 1.3 1.1 14 $5,000 *5
1946 23 PHA AL 26 100 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.4 3 6 0.7 .514 .502 0.6 0.1 5 $8,500 5 MVP-16
1946 23 DET AL 105 477 12 0 0 5 -0 17 1.8 14 31 3.2 .518 .511 2.6 0.6 26 *5/3 MVP-16
1947 ★ 24 DET AL 152 662 16 -2 0 7 0 21 2.2 19 40 4.2 .515 .514 3.5 0.7 33 $15,000 *5 AS,MVP-5
1948 ★ 25 DET AL 92 414 2 1 -0 -4 0 -1 -0.1 12 11 1.1 .499 .500 1.4 -0.4 15 $20,000 5 AS,MVP-16
1949 ★ 26 DET AL 134 613 30 1 -1 2 0 32 3.1 17 49 4.8 .524 .519 4.6 0.2 47 $22,500 *5 AS,MVP-8
1950 ★ 27 DET AL 157 724 25 3 -0 2 0 30 2.9 21 51 4.9 .518 .517 4.6 0.2 49 $35,000 *5 AS,MVP-4
1951 ★ 28 DET AL 147 674 14 4 2 1 0 21 2.1 20 41 4.0 .514 .513 3.8 0.1 40 $42,000 *5 AS,MVP-15
1952 ★ 29 DET AL 39 171 1 0 1 1 0 3 0.3 5 8 0.8 .508 .502 0.7 0.1 7 $40,000 5 AS
1952 ★ 29 BOS AL 75 312 11 1 -1 0 0 10 1.1 10 20 2.1 .515 .507 2.1 0.0 20 5 AS
1953 ★ 30 BOS AL 134 520 18 -0 1 -5 0 14 1.4 16 30 3.1 .511 .509 3.6 -0.5 35 $40,000 *5/7O AS,MVP-26
1954 ★ 31 BOS AL 26 109 -0 0 -0 -2 0 -2 -0.2 3 2 0.1 .492 .499 0.3 -0.2 3 $40,000 5 AS
1954 ★ 31 CHW AL 71 261 0 -1 0 -3 -2 -5 -0.5 8 3 0.3 .493 .497 0.6 -0.5 6 35/79 AS
1955 32 CHW AL 128 504 13 -1 1 -2 -1 10 1.1 15 26 2.7 .508 .507 2.8 -0.2 27 $40,000 *53/7
1956 ★ 33 CHW AL 21 91 2 -1 -0 -0 -0 1 0.1 3 4 0.4 .504 .501 0.4 -0.0 4 $40,000 5/3 AS
1956 ★ 33 BAL AL 102 389 -1 0 1 1 1 1 0.1 12 13 1.3 .501 .501 1.1 0.2 12 5/34 AS
1957 ★ 34 BAL AL 99 345 6 -1 -1 -0 -0 4 0.4 11 15 1.4 .504 .503 1.5 -0.1 15 $35,000 53 AS
15 Seasons 1795 7529 131 7 1 15 -1 153 15.3 221 374 37.6 .509 .507 35.4 1.6 359 $386,600
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
DET (7 yrs) 826 3735 99 8 1 14 0 123 12.4 107 230 23.0 .515 .513 21.2 1.6 216 $174,500
PHA (4 yrs) 313 1263 -17 2 0 11 0 -4 -0.6 37 32 3.2 .498 .498 1.9 1.2 21 $17,100
CHW (3 yrs) 220 856 16 -3 1 -4 -2 6 0.7 26 33 3.4 .503 .503 3.8 -0.7 37 $80,000
BOS (3 yrs) 235 941 29 1 -1 -7 0 22 2.3 29 51 5.3 .510 .507 5.9 -0.7 58 $80,000
BAL (2 yrs) 201 734 5 -1 -0 1 0 5 0.5 23 28 2.7 .503 .502 2.5 0.1 26 $35,000

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1943 PHA AL 20 3B 1 1 1 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 4.00 .950 3.20
1944 PHA AL 21 3B 139 137 130 476 167 289 20 25 .958 3.28 .954 3.34 MVP-22
1945 PHA AL 22 3B 147 146 143 551 186 345 20 32 .964 3.61 .948 3.16
1946 TOT AL 23 3B 131 130 127 415 141 267 7 27 .983 3.11 .948 3.06 MVP-16
1946 PHA AL 23 3B 26 26 25 95 36 57 2 5 .979 3.58 .948 3.06
1946 DET AL 23 3B 105 104 102 320 105 210 5 22 .984 3.00 .948 3.06
1946 DET AL 23 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 9.60 MVP-16
1947 DET AL 24 3B 152 152 149 520 167 333 20 25 .962 3.29 .959 3.01 AS,MVP-5
1948 DET AL 25 3B 92 92 85 262 108 146 8 15 .969 2.76 .958 3.04 AS,MVP-16
1949 DET AL 26 3B 134 134 132 436 154 271 11 23 .975 3.17 .960 3.15 AS,MVP-8
1950 DET AL 27 3B 157 157 155 1403.1 510 186 315 9 30 .982 3.21 3.19 .960 3.25 3.20 AS,MVP-4
1951 DET AL 28 3B 147 147 145 1316.2 505 175 310 20 34 .960 3.32 3.30 .950 3.17 3.15 AS,MVP-15
1952 TOT AL 29 3B 112 112 103 968.1 343 113 216 14 21 .959 3.06 2.94 .953 3.29 3.29 AS
1952 DET AL 29 3B 39 39 37 343.1 121 38 78 5 7 .959 3.04 2.97 .953 3.29 3.29
1952 BOS AL 29 3B 73 73 66 625.0 222 75 138 9 14 .959 3.07 2.92 .953 3.29 3.29
1953 BOS AL 30 3B 124 117 90 1007.2 355 114 231 10 23 .972 -3 -4 3.08 2.78 .957 3.38 3.36 AS,MVP-26
1953 BOS AL 30 LF 7 4 1 31.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -77 1.16 0.57 .972 2.21 2.21 AS,MVP-26
1953 BOS AL 30 OF 7 4 1 31.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -77 1.16 0.57 .980 2.44 2.41 AS,MVP-26
1954 TOT AL 31 3B 56 52 39 428.0 157 50 97 10 9 .936 -4 -10 3.09 2.63 .959 3.48 3.46 AS
1954 BOS AL 31 3B 25 25 19 208.0 87 31 49 7 5 .920 -2 -10 3.46 3.20 .959 3.48 3.46
1954 CHW AL 31 1B 32 32 21 256.0 262 253 8 1 27 .996 -1 -6 9.18 8.16 .990 9.60 9.53 AS
1954 CHW AL 31 3B 31 27 20 220.0 70 19 48 3 4 .957 -2 -10 2.74 2.16 .959 3.48 3.46
1954 CHW AL 31 LF 2 2 0 10.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 24 2.70 1.50 .977 2.25 2.25 AS
1954 CHW AL 31 OF 2 2 0 12.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 2.25 1.50 .980 2.40 2.35 AS
1954 CHW AL 31 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.00 AS
1955 CHW AL 32 3B 105 102 71 834.0 254 83 165 6 8 .976 0 1 2.68 2.36 .950 3.17 3.14
1955 CHW AL 32 1B 24 13 3 125.1 139 133 5 1 12 .993 -2 -20 9.91 5.75 .991 9.63 9.54
1955 CHW AL 32 LF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
1955 CHW AL 32 OF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.40 2.40
1956 TOT AL 33 3B 115 108 81 892.1 314 114 193 7 19 .978 0 1 3.10 2.67 .949 3.22 3.19 AS
1956 TOT AL 33 1B 6 4 2 31.1 27 23 4 0 4 1.000 1 27 7.76 4.50 .990 9.42 9.35 AS
1956 CHW AL 33 3B 18 17 12 143.1 45 17 28 0 0 1.000 -1 -6 2.83 2.50 .949 3.22 3.19
1956 CHW AL 33 1B 4 4 2 28.0 22 19 3 0 4 1.000 1 26 7.07 5.50 .990 9.42 9.35
1956 BAL AL 33 3B 97 91 69 749.0 269 97 165 7 19 .974 1 2 3.15 2.70 .949 3.22 3.19
1956 BAL AL 33 1B 2 0 0 3.1 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 0 36 13.50 2.50 .990 9.45 9.35
1956 BAL AL 33 2B 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .975 5.40 5.40 AS
1957 BAL AL 34 3B 80 59 45 553.0 192 66 122 4 15 .979 -1 -2 3.06 2.35 .951 3.23 3.24 AS
1957 BAL AL 34 1B 22 19 8 141.2 151 146 5 0 10 1.000 1 8 9.59 6.86 .992 9.67 9.70 AS
15 Seasons 3B 1692 1646 1496 7403.1 5294 1825 3303 166 306 .969 -6 -1 3.10 3.03 .954 3.26 3.19
5 Seasons 1B 85 68 34 554.1 581 557 22 2 53 .997 -2 -4 9.37 6.81 .991 9.61 9.57
3 Seasons LF 10 7 1 47.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -46 1.34 0.70 .974 2.22 2.22
3 Seasons OF 10 7 1 49.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -44 1.29 0.70 .980 2.42 2.40
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .975 5.40 5.40
1 Season RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.00
15 Seasons TOT 1788 1721 1531 8007.2 5884 2390 3326 168 360 .971 -10 -1 3.52 3.20 .958 3.69 3.49
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1964 BBWAA (16.4%)
1964 Run Off ( 4.0%)
1966 BBWAA ( 9.6%)
1967 BBWAA (13.7%)
1967 Run Off ( 3.6%)
1968 BBWAA (16.6%)
1969 BBWAA (17.6%)
1970 BBWAA (30.0%)
1971 BBWAA (29.2%)
1972 BBWAA (29.0%)
1973 BBWAA (30.0%)
1974 BBWAA (25.8%)
1975 BBWAA (31.5%)
1976 BBWAA (33.2%)
1977 BBWAA (36.8%)
1983 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1983
by Veteran's Committee

All-Star Games
1947 (3B)
1948
1949 (3B)
1950 (3B)
1951 (3B)
1952
1953 *
1954
1956 (3B)
1957 (3B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1944 AL (22, 2%)
1946 AL (16, 4%)
1947 AL (5, 39%)
1948 AL (16, 4%)
1949 AL (8, 24%)
1950 AL (4, 38%)
1951 AL (15, 9%)
1953 AL (26, 0%)
1.20 Career Shares (205th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1950 AL  4.9 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1947 AL  4.2 (10th)
1949 AL  4.7 (7th)
1950 AL  4.9 (6th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1949 AL  4.6 (6th)
1950 AL  4.7 (7th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1945 AL  1.1 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1946 AL  .322 (4th)
1947 AL  .320 (5th)
1949 AL  .343 (1st)
1950 AL  .340 (2nd)
1951 AL  .319 (3rd)
1952 AL  .311 (4th)
1953 AL  .307 (7th)
1955 AL  .312 (3rd)
Career  .306 (139th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1946 AL  .372 (9th)
1947 AL  .387 (10th)
1949 AL  .424 (4th)
1955 AL  .389 (5th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1949 AL  .467 (8th)
1953 AL  .483 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1949 AL  .892 (4th)
1950 AL  .886 (9th)
1953 AL  .866 (10th)

Games Played s c a p y
1945 AL  147 (9th)
1947 AL  152 (8th)
1950 AL  157 (1st)
1951 AL  147 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
1945 AL  567 (7th)
1947 AL  588 (4th)
1950 AL  641 (1st)
1951 AL  598 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1947 AL  662 (6th)
1950 AL  724 (4th)
1951 AL  674 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1949 AL  97 (8th)
1950 AL  114 (5th)
1951 AL  92 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
1945 AL  154 (7th)
1946 AL  168 (8th)
1947 AL  188 (2nd)
1949 AL  179 (6th)
1950 AL  218 (1st)
1951 AL  191 (1st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1947 AL  242 (6th)
1949 AL  244 (10th)
1950 AL  310 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
1945 AL  30 (5th)
1947 AL  29 (5th)
1949 AL  38 (2nd)
1950 AL  56 (1st)
1951 AL  36 (1st)
1953 AL  41 (2nd)
Career  385 (209th)

Triples s c a p y
1946 AL  10 (3rd)
1949 AL  9 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1947 AL  93 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1951 AL  10 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1944 AL  120 (9th)
1945 AL  117 (5th)
1946 AL  129 (5th)
1947 AL  149 (2nd)
1949 AL  129 (10th)
1950 AL  148 (2nd)
1951 AL  150 (1st)
Career  1,541 (181st)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1949 AL  136 (5th)
1950 AL  123 (9th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1947 AL  91 (6th)
1949 AL  102 (5th)
1950 AL  124 (1st)
1951 AL  92 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1949 AL  30 (6th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1949 AL  2.9 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1949 AL  50 (9th)
1950 AL  70 (2nd)
1953 AL  55 (4th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1947 AL  252 (3rd)
1950 AL  285 (3rd)
1951 AL  256 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1949 AL  .692 (4th)
1950 AL  .657 (10th)
1953 AL  .681 (8th)
1955 AL  .637 (6th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1947 AL  3 (10th)
1948 AL  5 (6th)
1953 AL  5 (10th)
1955 AL  6 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1944 AL  19 (5th)
1946 AL  15 (1st)
1949 AL  16 (3rd)
1950 AL  16 (3rd)
1951 AL  11 (7th)
1955 AL  13 (4th)
1956 AL  14 (1st)
Career  149 (177th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1954 AL  9 (4th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1944 AL  28 (1st)
1945 AL  13 (8th)
1950 AL  23 (4th)
Career  188 (129th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1947 AL  11 (4th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1944 AL  22.3 (8th)
1945 AL  37.8 (2nd)
1946 AL  26.1 (2nd)
1947 AL  36.8 (2nd)
1949 AL  40.2 (3rd)
1950 AL  35.6 (2nd)
1951 AL  33.2 (2nd)
1952 AL  18.6 (6th)
1953 AL  20.9 (5th)
1956 AL  11.5 (10th)
Career  23.4 (73rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
1945 AL  433 (8th)
1950 AL  465 (5th)
1951 AL  434 (8th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1951 AL  2.7 (9th)
1953 AL  4.2 (5th)
1955 AL  2.5 (8th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1953 AL  2.7 (9th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  139 (4th)
1945 AL  147 (1st)
1946 AL  131 (1st)
1947 AL  152 (1st)
1949 AL  134 (2nd)
1950 AL  157 (1st)
1951 AL  147 (3rd)
1953 AL  124 (4th)
Career  1,692 (27th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  167 (3rd)
1945 AL  186 (1st)
1946 AL  141 (1st)
1947 AL  167 (2nd)
1949 AL  154 (4th)
1950 AL  186 (2nd)
1951 AL  175 (2nd)
1953 AL  114 (5th)
1956 AL  114 (5th)
Career  1,825 (18th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  289 (5th)
1945 AL  345 (1st)
1946 AL  267 (1st)
1947 AL  333 (1st)
1949 AL  271 (2nd)
1950 AL  315 (2nd)
1951 AL  310 (1st)
1953 AL  231 (4th)
Career  3,303 (30th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  20 (3rd)
1945 AL  20 (4th)
1947 AL  20 (1st)
1951 AL  20 (3rd)
1952 AL  14 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  25 (3rd)
1945 AL  32 (2nd)
1946 AL  27 (1st)
1947 AL  25 (4th)
1949 AL  23 (4th)
1950 AL  30 (3rd)
1951 AL  34 (1st)
Career  306 (25th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1950 AL  3.21 (5th)
1951 AL  3.32 (3rd)
1952 AL  3.06 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1945 AL  3.61 (1st)
1946 AL  3.11 (1st)
1947 AL  3.29 (2nd)
1949 AL  3.17 (3rd)
1950 AL  3.19 (4th)
1951 AL  3.30 (2nd)
1952 AL  2.94 (5th)
Career  3.03 (80th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1944 AL  .958 (3rd)
1945 AL  .964 (1st)
1946 AL  .983 (1st)
1947 AL  .962 (3rd)
1949 AL  .975 (2nd)
1950 AL  .982 (1st)
1951 AL  .960 (1st)
1952 AL  .959 (5th)
1953 AL  .972 (1st)
1955 AL  .976 (1st)
1956 AL  .978 (1st)
Career  .969 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1943 AL  born 1922-08-23 (8th)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 16 (144), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 93 (254), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 90 (194), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 29 (361), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (48th), 37.5 career WAR/27.8 7yr-peak WAR/32.7 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1943 20 Philadelphia Athletics $600 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 21 Philadelphia Athletics $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 22 Philadelphia Athletics $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1946 23 Philadelphia Athletics $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts PHA/DET
1947 24 Detroit Tigers $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1948 25 Detroit Tigers $20,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1949 26 Detroit Tigers $22,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1950 27 Detroit Tigers $35,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1951 28 Detroit Tigers $42,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1952 29 Detroit Tigers $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts DET/BOS
1953 30 Boston Red Sox $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1954 31 Boston Red Sox $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts BOS/CHW
1955 32 Chicago White Sox $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1956 33 Chicago White Sox $40,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts CHW/BAL
1957 34 Baltimore Orioles $35,000* ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts 3/6/57 TSN:37000.00,
Career to date (may be incomplete)$386,600
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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German: George Kell Statistik
Finnish: George Kell tilastot
Japanese: ジョージ・ケル 統計

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

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