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
Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds in 1878.
Debut: May 1, 1878 (Age 20.121, 373rd in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1878 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteStockings/Beaneaters/Reds/Kelly'sKillers/Giants 1878-1893
Final Game: September 2, 1893 (Age 35.245)
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 King Kelly Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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