Kelly, George

George Lange Kelly
Born: September 10, 1895, San Francisco, California
Died: October 13, 1984, Burlingame, California
Played For: 
New York Giants (1915-1917, 1919-1926), Pittsburgh Pirates (1917), Cincinnati Reds (1927-1930), Chicago Cubs (1930), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1973

George Highpockets Kelly was a slick-fielding first baseman who was credited by Giants manager John McGraw with "making more important hits for me than any player I ever had." Kelly enjoyed six consecutive .300 seasons and four straight years with over 100 RBIs while establishing single-season league records for chances, putouts, assists and double plays by a first baseman. Kelly helped lead the Giants to four consecutive pennants from 1921-24.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that George Kelly was the first player to hit home runs in six consecutive games when he did so in July of 1924?
There are a lot of things a player does on the field to help win a game, that don't show in the averages.