Michael Joseph Kelly
Born: December 31, 1857, Troy, New York
Died: November 8, 1894, Boston, Massachusetts
Cincinnati Reds (1878-1879), Chicago White Stockings (1880-1886), Boston Beaneaters (1887-1889, 1891-1892), Boston Reds (1890-1891), Cincinnati Kelly's Killers (1891), New York Giants (1893)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1945
This Day in Baseball History
On May 17, 1971, Tom McCraw of the Washington Senators hits one of the shortest home runs in history. McCraw’s 140-foot pop fly falls in between three Cleveland Indians, shortstop Jack Heidemann, and outfielders Vada Pinson and John Lowenstein. When the three players collide, McCraw circles the bases for an inside-the-park home run.