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 Michael “King” Kelly

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Michael “King” Kelly

  • Birth 31 Dec 1857 Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
  • Death 8 Nov 1894 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Mattapan, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 5860524

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. He was considered one of the greatest players of his day. He sparked the Chicago Nationals to championship seasons in 1880, 1881, 1885, and 1886. He was credited with creating the hit and run play. After winning the batting crown in 1886 he was sold to the Boston Beaneaters for an unheard of $10,000. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5860524
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael “King” Kelly (31 Dec 1857–8 Nov 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5860524, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .