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Joe Kelley baseball card, 1909
Joe Kelley baseball card, 1909

Joseph James Kelley (December 9, 1871August 14, 1943) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who starred in the outfield of the powerful Baltimore Oriole teams of the 1890s. Download high resolution version (369x640, 54 KB)Joe Kelley baseball card, American Tobacco Company, 1909 From the collection of the Library of Congress and believed to be in the public domain: http://memory. ... Download high resolution version (369x640, 54 KB)Joe Kelley baseball card, American Tobacco Company, 1909 From the collection of the Library of Congress and believed to be in the public domain: http://memory. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century American Association and National League team from 1882 to 1899. ... The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no...


Kelley broke into the National League in 1891 with the Boston Beaneaters, and after a brief stint in Pittsburgh the following year, came into his own as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 1893. In 1894 he had arguably his finest offensive season, batting .393 with 111 RBI and 165 runs. Combined with 107 walks, Kelley posted a spectacular .502 on base percentage. This article refers to the American baseball league. ... See also: 1890 in sports, 1892 in sports and the list of years in sports. Basketball James Naismith invents basketball Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County Cricket Championship - Surrey Tennis First French Open held Births Casey Stengel, U.S. baseball manager Deaths Categories: 1891 ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... See also: 1892 in sports, other events of 1893, 1894 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Basketball April 8 - First college basketball game took place in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania when Geneva College defeated the New Brighton YMCA Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket County... See also: 1893 in sports, 1895 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing First contest organised in Paris. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ...


Kelley continued his fine hitting throughout his career, which included stops with the Brooklyn Superbas (18991901), the fledgling American League's Baltimore Orioles franchise (1902), the Cincinnati Reds (1902 - 1906), and Boston again (1908). Aside from consistent run production and hitting (which included 11 consecutive .300-plus seasons), Kelley was also know as a good base runner and stole a career-high 87 bases in 1896. He retired with a career .317 batting, .402 on base percentage, 65 home runs (including a career high 10 in 1895), 1421 runs, 1194 RBI and 443 stolen bases in 1853 career games. Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ... See also: 1898 in sports, 1900 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Cricket County Cricket Championship - Surrey The Ashes - Australia beat England 1–0 Cycling Bordeaux - Paris road race won by Constant Huret Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League... See also: 1900 in sports, 1902 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The American and National Leagues agree to peacefully coexist and organise a World Series between their champions, which would be first held in 1903. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... See also: 1901 in sports, 1903 in sports and the list of years in sports. American Football January 1 - The first Rose Bowl game is played in Pasadena, California December 28 - The first indoor professional American football game is played in New York City at Madison Square Garden. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... See also: 1905 in sports, 1907 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Chicago White Sox defeat the Chicago Cubs, four games to two, in the World Series Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Carlton wins the 10th VFL Premiership (Carlton 15. ... See also: 1907 in sports, other events of 1908, 1909 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, four games to one, in the World Series. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... See also: 1895 in sports, 1897 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket The Ashes - England win 3 test series 2-1 County Cricket Championship - Yorkshire General sporting events 1896 Summer Olympics, the first modern Olympic Games, takes place... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... See also: 1894 in sports, 1896 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing First real autorace, from Paris to Bordeaux. ...


Kelley also managed from 1902 until 1905 with the Cincinnati Reds, and in 1908 with the Boston Red Sox. He compiled a solid, but unspectacular, 338-321 record as a manager. In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ...


Kelley was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ...


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