Elected by Veterans Committee in 1971 Image provided by Dick Perez
JOSEPH JAMES KELLY
STANDOUT HITTER AND LEFT FIELDER OF
CHAMPION 1894-95-96 BALTIMORE ORIOLES
AND 1899-1900 BROOKLYN SUPERBAS. BATTED
OVER .300 FOR 11 CONSECUTIVE YEARS WITH
HIGH OF .391 IN 1894. EQUALLED RECORD
WITH 9 HITS IN 9 AT-BATS IN DOUBLEHEADER.
ALSO PLAYED FOR BOSTON, PITTSBURGH AND
CINCINNATI OF N.L. AND BALTIMORE OF A.L.
MANAGED CINCINNATI 1902 TO 1905 AND
BOSTON N.L. IN 1908.
In 1894 Joe Kelley actually hit .393 with 107 walks to give him an outstanding .502 OBP. An excellent base runner he finished with 443 stolen bases, 1421 runs scored and 194 triples.