Kelley, Joe

Joseph James Kelley
Born: December 9, 1871, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: August 14, 1943, Baltimore, Maryland
Played For: 
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

Joe Kelley was a standout hitter and star left fielder for the famed Baltimore Orioles of the 1890s. He batted over .300 in 11 consecutive years and once went a record-tying 9-for-9 in a doubleheader. Besides wielding a big bat, he boasted a powerful arm, great speed and tremendous spirit and magnetism. Kelley also led the Brooklyn Superbas to the National League pennant in 1900 and later managed the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Doves.

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Did You Know: 
that Joe Kelley made his Major League debut on July 27, 1891, with a single in his first at-bat off future Hall of Fame pitcher Mickey Welch?