Joseph James Kelley
Born: December 9, 1871, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: August 14, 1943, Baltimore, Maryland
Boston Beaneaters (1891), Pittsburgh Pirates (1892), Baltimore Orioles NL (1892-1898), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1901), Baltimore Orioles AL (1902), Cincinnati Reds (1902-1906), Boston Doves (1908)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1971
This Day in Baseball History
On May 25, 1984, the Boston Red Sox acquire first baseman/outfielder Bill Buckner from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Dennis Eckersley and infielder Mike Brumley. Buckner will give the Red Sox nearly three productive seasons, but will be remembered mostly for his critical error in Game Six of the 1986 World Series.