Michael Joseph Kelly
Positions: Rightfielder, Catcher and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.
Born: December 31, 1857 in Troy, NY
as a Free Agent with the Signed Cincinnati Reds in 1878.
( All Transactions) May 1, 1878 (Age 20)
Debut: Teams (by GP): WhiteStockings/Beaneaters/Reds/Kelly'sKillers/Giants 1878-1893 September 2, 1893 (Age 35)
Died: November 8, 1894 in Boston, MA Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston, MA
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1945.
No induction ceremony in Cooperstown held (until 2013). View at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
King Kelly Page View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
About biographical information
News -- August 2013
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8/15 MLB Dirt: The Yankee Way: A Review of Pinstripe Empire: As a Red Sox fan I thought I had heard it all when it came to the glory of the New York Yankees and their 27 World Series titles. ... News -- January 2012
1/10 High Heat Stats: WAAS: Wins Above All-Star Level: (Errors in the HOF list in an earlier version of this post have been corrected.)In two recent columns (insider), ... News -- August 2011
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