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Full Name: George Clyde Kell Primary Position: 3B
Height/Weight: 5'9"/175 First Game: September 28, 1943
Birthdate: August 23, 1922 Final Game: September 14, 1957
Birthplace: Swifton, Arkansas MLB Experience: 15 years
Died: March 24, 2009
Deathplace: Swifton, Arkansas
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983


Biography

George Kell (George Clyde Kell) was born on August 23, 1922 in Swifton, Arkansas. He made his Major League debut on September 28, 1943 for the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1944, his rookie year, he hit .268 with 0 home runs and 44 RBI. Kell played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles over the course of his 15 year career.

Most people believe that George Kell's best season was 1950, when he hit for a .340 average and knocked in 101 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1943 PHI A 1 5 1 1 0 1 .200 .200 .600 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1944 PHI A 139 514 51 138 0 44 .268 .300 .309 15 3 22 23 1 19 5 0 28
1945 PHI A 147 567 50 154 4 56 .272 .306 .356 30 3 27 15 1 7 2 0 13
1946 PHI A 26 87 3 26 0 11 .299 .378 .391 6 1 10 6 1 2 0 0 1
1946 DET A 105 434 67 142 4 41 .327 .371 .440 19 9 30 14 0 13 3 0 11
1946 TOT A 131 521 70 168 4 52 .322 .372 .432 25 10 40 20 1 15 3 0 12
1947 DET A 152 588 75 188 5 93 .320 .387 .412 29 5 61 16 3 10 9 0 13
1948 DET A 92 368 47 112 2 44 .304 .369 .402 24 3 33 15 5 8 2 0 10
1949 DET A 134 522 97 179 3 59 .343 .424 .467 38 9 71 13 3 16 7 0 17
1950 DET A 157 641 114 218 8 101 .340 .403 .484 56 6 66 18 1 16 3 0 23
1951 DET A 147 598 92 191 2 59 .319 .386 .400 36 3 61 18 4 11 10 0 13
1952 DET A 39 152 11 45 1 17 .296 .359 .368 8 0 15 13 0 4 0 0 2
1952 BOS A 75 276 41 88 6 40 .319 .390 .453 15 2 31 10 1 4 0 0 11
1952 TOT A 114 428 52 133 7 57 .311 .379 .423 23 2 46 23 1 8 0 0 13
1953 BOS A 134 460 68 141 12 73 .307 .383 .483 41 2 52 22 5 3 5 0 10
1954 CHI A 71 233 25 66 5 48 .283 .323 .391 10 0 18 12 0 1 1 0 5
1954 BOS A 26 93 15 24 0 10 .258 .361 .290 3 0 15 3 0 1 0 0 2
1954 TOT A 97 326 40 90 5 58 .276 .334 .362 13 0 33 15 0 2 1 0 7
1955 CHI A 128 429 44 134 8 81 .312 .389 .429 24 1 51 36 6 13 2 2 7
1956 CHI A 21 80 7 25 1 11 .313 .371 .412 5 0 8 6 0 2 0 0 3
1956 BAL A 102 345 45 90 8 37 .261 .313 .391 17 2 25 31 3 12 0 3 8
1956 TOT A 123 425 52 115 9 48 .271 .324 .395 22 2 33 37 3 14 0 3 11
1957 BAL A 99 310 28 92 9 44 .297 .352 .413 9 0 25 16 2 7 2 2 11
Total 1795 6702 881 2054 78 870 .306 .367 .414 385 50 621 287 36 149 51 7 188

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1943 PHI A 3B 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1944 PHI A 3B 139 0 0 167 289 20 25 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1945 PHI A 3B 147 0 0 186 345 20 32 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1946 PHI A 3B 26 0 0 36 57 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1946 DET A 3B 105 0 0 105 210 5 22 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1946 DET A 1B 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1946 TOT A 3B 131 0 0 141 267 7 27 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1947 DET A 3B 152 0 0 167 333 20 25 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1948 DET A 3B 92 0 0 108 146 8 15 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1949 DET A 3B 134 0 0 154 271 11 23 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1950 DET A 3B 157 0 0 186 315 9 30 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1951 DET A 3B 147 0 0 175 310 20 34 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1952 DET A 3B 39 0 0 38 78 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1952 BOS A 3B 73 0 0 75 138 9 14 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1952 TOT A 3B 112 0 0 113 216 14 21 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1953 BOS A OF 7 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1953 BOS A 3B 124 0 0 114 231 10 23 0 0 0 0 0 .972
1954 CHI A 3B 31 0 0 19 48 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1954 CHI A OF 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 CHI A 1B 32 0 0 253 8 1 27 0 0 0 0 0 .996
1954 BOS A 3B 25 0 0 31 49 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 .920
1954 TOT A 3B 56 0 0 50 97 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 .936
1955 CHI A 1B 24 0 0 133 5 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1955 CHI A OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1955 CHI A 3B 105 0 0 83 165 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1956 CHI A 1B 4 0 0 19 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1956 CHI A 3B 18 0 0 17 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1956 BAL A 2B 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1956 BAL A 3B 97 0 0 97 165 7 19 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1956 BAL A 1B 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1956 TOT A 1B 6 0 0 23 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1956 TOT A 3B 115 0 0 114 193 7 19 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1957 BAL A 3B 80 59 553 66 122 4 15 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1957 BAL A 1B 22 19 141.2 146 5 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 85 19 141.2 557 22 2 53 0 0 0 0 0 .997
Total OF 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 1692 59 553 1825 3303 166 306 0 0 0 0 0 .969

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Brooklyn Dodgers (1940).
  • Sold by Lancaster (Interstate) to Philadelphia Athletics (@September 20, 1943).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Athletics to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Barney McCosky (May 18, 1946).
  • Traded by Detroit Tigers with Dizzy Trout, Johnny Lipon and Hoot Evers to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Bill Wight, Walt Dropo, Fred Hatfield, Johnny Pesky and Don Lenhardt (June 3, 1952).
  • Traded by Boston Red Sox to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Grady Hatton and $100000 (May 23, 1954).
  • Traded by Chicago White Sox with Bob Nieman, Mike Fornieles and Connie Johnson to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Jim Wilson and Dave Philley (May 21, 1956).

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