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High Pockets Kelly

George Lange Kelly (High Pockets)

Positions: First Baseman, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 10, 1895 in San Francisco, CA(All Transactions)
Debut: August 18, 1915 (Age 19.342, 4,377th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1917 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Reds/Dodgers/Cubs/Pirates 1915-1932

Final Game: July 26, 1932 (Age 36.320)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1973.
   View High Pockets Kelly Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: October 13, 1984 in Burlingame, CA
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Relatives: Brother of Ren Kelly and Cousin of Rich Chiles
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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 G Awards
1915 NYG NL 19 1B 9 4 3 59 55 3 1 1 .983 6.44 .990 10.61
1915 NYG NL 19 CF 4 4 4 9 7 1 1 0 .889 2.00 .961 2.48
1915 NYG NL 19 OF 4 4 4 9 7 1 1 0 .889 2.00 .959 2.12
1916 NYG NL 20 1B 13 10 8 104 100 2 2 4 .981 7.85 .987 10.80
1916 NYG NL 20 OF 7 3 2 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 0.86 .967 2.14
1916 NYG NL 20 RF 5 3 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0.80 .965 1.76
1916 NYG NL 20 CF 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .975 2.55
1916 NYG NL 20 3B 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 3.20
1917 TOT NL 21 1B 9 8 6 72 68 2 2 4 .972 7.78 .988 10.92
1917 NYG NL 21 OF 4 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 1.00 .962 2.20
1917 NYG NL 21 LF 3 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 1.000 1.00 .963 2.17
1917 NYG NL 21 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 2.00 .990 10.90
1917 NYG NL 21 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.30
1917 NYG NL 21 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90
1917 PIT NL 21 1B 8 8 6 70 66 2 2 3 .971 8.50 .988 10.92
1917 NYG NL 21 P 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.88 2.90
1919 NYG NL 23 1B 32 31 31 354 341 11 2 19 .994 11.00 .988 11.24
1920 NYG NL 24 1B 155 155 155 1873 1759 103 11 115 .994 12.01 .990 11.09
1921 NYG NL 25 1B 149 148 146 1684 1552 115 17 132 .990 11.19 .990 10.79
1922 NYG NL 26 1B 151 151 151 1758 1642 103 13 123 .993 11.56 .990 10.67
1923 NYG NL 27 1B 145 145 143 1640 1568 60 12 111 .993 11.23 .990 10.56
1924 NYG NL 28 1B 125 123 119 1379 1309 60 10 107 .993 10.95 .989 10.72 MVP-6
1924 NYG NL 28 OF 14 14 9 41 39 1 1 0 .976 2.86 .965 2.39 MVP-6
1924 NYG NL 28 CF 9 9 5 28 26 1 1 0 .964 3.00 .965 2.84 MVP-6
1924 NYG NL 28 2B 5 5 5 29 9 18 2 2 .931 5.40 .961 5.98 MVP-6
1924 NYG NL 28 LF 5 5 4 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 2.60 .964 2.26 MVP-6
1924 NYG NL 28 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.90 MVP-6
1925 NYG NL 29 2B 108 107 103 679 272 394 13 68 .981 6.17 .967 5.85 MVP-3
1925 NYG NL 29 1B 25 24 23 282 263 16 3 13 .989 11.16 .989 10.33 MVP-3
1925 NYG NL 29 OF 17 16 15 34 31 1 2 0 .941 1.88 .967 2.48 MVP-3
1925 NYG NL 29 RF 9 8 8 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 1.78 .967 2.27 MVP-3
1925 NYG NL 29 LF 8 8 7 18 15 1 2 0 .889 2.00 .967 2.26 MVP-3
1926 NYG NL 30 1B 114 114 113 1284 1196 79 9 89 .993 11.18 .989 10.56 MVP-23
1926 NYG NL 30 2B 18 17 15 108 37 65 6 12 .944 5.67 .965 5.78 MVP-23
1927 CIN NL 31 1B 49 44 39 492 456 32 4 46 .992 9.96 .989 10.51
1927 CIN NL 31 2B 13 8 6 55 19 32 4 2 .927 3.92 .966 5.93
1927 CIN NL 31 LF 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.25
1927 CIN NL 31 OF 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .970 2.50
1928 CIN NL 32 1B 99 90 81 972 894 69 9 99 .991 9.73 .989 10.48
1928 CIN NL 32 OF 13 13 13 36 33 1 2 1 .944 2.62 .972 2.47
1928 CIN NL 32 LF 9 9 9 23 22 0 1 0 .957 2.44 .972 2.24
1928 CIN NL 32 RF 4 4 4 13 11 1 1 1 .923 3.00 .968 2.25
1929 CIN NL 33 1B 147 146 142 1651 1537 103 11 127 .993 11.16 .989 10.47
1930 TOT NL 34 1B 89 89 86 989 917 67 5 75 .995 11.06 .990 10.22
1930 CIN NL 34 1B 50 50 48 542 503 35 4 44 .993 10.76 .990 10.22
1930 CHC NL 34 1B 39 39 38 447 414 32 1 31 .998 11.44 .990 10.22
1932 BRO NL 36 1B 62 59 51 621 575 36 10 48 .984 9.85 .990 10.19
1932 BRO NL 36 CF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 3.00
1932 BRO NL 36 OF 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.50
16 Seasons 1B 1373 1341 1297 15214 14232 861 121 1113 .992 10.99 .990 10.63
5 Seasons 2B 145 137 129 871 337 509 25 84 .971 5.83 .966 5.85
8 Seasons OF 62 52 43 132 120 6 6 2 .955 2.03 .967 2.38 27-16-19
5 Seasons LF 27 24 20 58 53 2 3 1 .948 2.04 .968 2.24
4 Seasons RF 19 15 14 33 31 1 1 1 .970 1.68 .967 2.11
4 Seasons CF 16 13 9 40 36 2 2 0 .950 2.38 .965 2.72
2 Seasons 3B 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 .940 3.05
1 Season P 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.88 2.90
16 Seasons TOT 1583 1530 1469 5.0 16218 14690 1376 152 1199 .991 0.00 10.15 .988 2.88 9.86 27-16-19
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G 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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1915 NYG NL 19 17 17 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0
1916 NYG NL 20 49 13 49 21 0 0 13 0 1 0 0 2 5 7 0 30 0
1917 NYG NL 21 11 0 11 7 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 4 0
1917 PIT NL 21 8 8 8 8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1919 NYG NL 23 32 31 32 32 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920 NYG NL 24 155 155 155 155 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1921 NYG NL 25 149 148 149 149 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922 NYG NL 26 151 151 151 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1923 NYG NL 27 145 145 145 145 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 NYG NL 28 144 142 144 142 0 0 125 5 1 0 5 9 0 14 0 2 0
1925 NYG NL 29 147 147 147 147 0 0 25 108 0 0 8 0 9 17 0 0 0
1926 NYG NL 30 137 131 137 131 0 0 114 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1927 CIN NL 31 61 54 61 60 0 0 49 13 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0
1928 CIN NL 32 116 103 116 112 0 0 99 0 0 0 9 0 4 13 0 4 0
1929 CIN NL 33 147 146 147 147 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 CIN NL 34 51 50 51 50 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1930 CHC NL 34 39 39 39 39 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932 BRO NL 36 64 59 64 63 0 0 62 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
16 Seasons 1623 1522 1623 1559 1 0 1373 145 2 0 27 16 19 62 0 49 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1947 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1948 BBWAA ( 1.7%)
1949 BBWAA ( 0.7%)
1956 BBWAA ( 1.0%)
1958 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1960 BBWAA ( 1.9%)
1962 BBWAA ( 0.6%)
1973 Veterans (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1973
by Veteran's Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1924 NL (6, 42%)
1925 NL (3, 65%)
1926 NL (23, 2%)
1.09 Career Shares (228th)

Putoutss c a p y
1920 NL  1,759 (1st)
1921 NL  1,552 (1st)
1922 NL  1,642 (2nd)
1923 NL  1,568 (1st)
1924 NL  1,357 (5th)
1926 NL  1,233 (4th)
1929 NL  1,537 (2nd)
Career  14,690 (52nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  155 (1st)
1921 NL  149 (3rd)
1922 NL  151 (3rd)
1923 NL  145 (4th)
1929 NL  147 (4th)
Career  1,373 (79th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  1,759 (1st)
1921 NL  1,552 (1st)
1922 NL  1,642 (2nd)
1923 NL  1,568 (1st)
1924 NL  1,309 (5th)
1926 NL  1,196 (5th)
1929 NL  1,537 (2nd)
Career  14,232 (50th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  103 (1st)
1921 NL  115 (1st)
1922 NL  103 (1st)
1926 NL  79 (3rd)
1929 NL  103 (4th)
Career  861 (73rd)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1921 NL  17 (3rd)
1922 NL  13 (4th)
1923 NL  12 (5th)
1924 NL  10 (5th)
1929 NL  11 (5th)
1932 NL  10 (5th)
Career  121 (84th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  115 (1st)
1921 NL  132 (1st)
1922 NL  123 (2nd)
1923 NL  111 (4th)
1924 NL  107 (5th)
1928 NL  99 (5th)
1929 NL  127 (3rd)
Career  1,113 (70th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  12.01 (1st)
1921 NL  11.19 (2nd)
1922 NL  11.56 (1st)
1923 NL  11.23 (1st)
1924 NL  10.95 (3rd)
1926 NL  11.18 (2nd)
1929 NL  11.16 (2nd)
1930 NL  11.06 (1st)
Career  10.99 (5th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  .994 (2nd)
1921 NL  .990 (5th)
1922 NL  .993 (3rd)
1923 NL  .993 (3rd)
1924 NL  .993 (3rd)
1926 NL  .993 (1st)
1929 NL  .993 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
1925 NL  6.17 (2nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
1925 NL  .981 (2nd)

Youngest s c a p y
1915 NL  born 1895-09-10 (6th)

                                         

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