Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

Original Name Joseph James
Birth
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Aug 1943 (aged 71)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Section MM, Lot 319
Memorial ID 4213 · View Source
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Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was a left fielder making his debut for the Boston Beaneaters on July 27, 1891. For seasons, he played for the Boston Beaneaters (1891), Pittsburgh Pirates (1892), Baltimore Orioles National League (1892-98), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1901), Baltimore Orioles American League (1902), Cincinnati Reds (1902-06) and Boston Doves (1908). A standout hitter and outfielder, he batted over .300 in eleven consecutive years, had five seasons with over a 100 runs batted in and once went a record-tying 9-for-9 in a doubleheader. He also led the Brooklyn Superbas to the National League pennant in 1900 and later managed the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Doves with a record of 338 wins, 321 loss. He finished his career with a record of 440 stolen bases, 2245 hits, 1425 runs scored, 65 home runs, 1194 runs batted in and a .321 batting average. He died at 71 in Baltimore, Maryland and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1971.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Dec 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4213
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Kelley (9 Dec 1871–14 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4213, citing New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .