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King Kelly King Kelly
Full name: Michael Joseph Kelly
Born: December 31, 1857, Troy, New York
Died November 8, 1894, Boston, Massachusetts
Buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts
First Game: May 1, 1878; Final Game: September 2, 1893
Managed First Game: April 29, 1887; Managed Final Game: August 16, 1891
Umpired First Game: May 14, 1890; Umpired Final Game: September 9, 1893
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 5' 10" Weight: 170
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1945
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King Kelly
Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB   SO HBP   SB   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year Team
1878 CIN N                60   237   29   67   7   1   0   27    7    7           .283  .303  .321   1.3 1878 CIN N
1879 CIN N                77   345   78  120  20  12   2   47    8   14           .348  .363  .493   3.9 1879 CIN N
1880 CHI N                84   344   72  100  17   9   1   60   12   22           .291  .315  .401   1.0 1880 CHI N
1881 CHI N                82   353   84  114  27   3   2   55   16   14           .323  .352  .433   1.7 1881 CHI N
1882 CHI N                84   377   81  115  37   4   1   55   10   27           .305  .323  .432   1.5 1882 CHI N
1883 CHI N                98   428   92  109  28  10   3   61   16   35           .255  .282  .388   0.1 1883 CHI N
1884 CHI N               108   452  120  160  28   5  13   95   46   24           .354  .414  .524   3.3 1884 CHI N
1885 CHI N               107   438  124  126  24   7   9   75   46   24           .288  .355  .436   2.1 1885 CHI N
1886 CHI N               118   451  155  175  32  11   4   79   83   33       53  .388  .483  .534   5.2 1886 CHI N
1887 BOS N               116   484  120  156  34  11   8   63   55   40   1   84  .322  .393  .488   1.5 1887 BOS N
1888 BOS N               107   440   85  140  22  11   9   71   31   39   4   56  .318  .368  .480   3.7 1888 BOS N
1889 BOS N               125   507  120  149  41   5   9   78   65   40   2   68  .294  .376  .448   0.9 1889 BOS N
1890 BOS P                89   340   83  111  18   6   4   66   52   22   2   51  .326  .419  .450   1.8 1890 BOS P
1891 CIN a                82   283   56   84  15   7   1   53   51   28   2   22  .297  .408  .410   1.9 1891 CIN a
1891 BOS a                 4    15    2    4   0   0   1    4    0    2   0    1  .267  .267  .467   0.0 1891 BOS a
1891 BOS N                16    52    7   12   1   0   0    5    6   10   1    6  .231  .322  .250  -0.4 1891 BOS N
1891 TOT a                86   298   58   88  15   7   2   57   51   30   2   23  .295  .402  .413   1.9 1891 TOT a
1891 Total               102   350   65  100  16   7   2   62   57   40   3   29  .286  .390  .389   1.5 1891 Total
1892 BOS N                78   281   40   53   7   0   2   41   39   32   0   24  .189  .287  .235  -0.2 1892 BOS N
1893 NY  N                20    67    9   18   1   0   0   15    6    5   0    3  .269  .329  .284  -0.4 1893 NY  N
Total NL                1280  5256 1216 1614 326  89  63  827  446  366   8i 294i .307  .362  .439  25.2 Total NL        
Total AA                  86   298   58   88  15   7   2   57   51   30   2   23  .295  .402  .413   1.9 Total AA        
Total PL                  89   340   83  111  18   6   4   66   52   22   2   51  .326  .419  .450   1.8 Total PL        
Total                   1455  5894 1357 1813 359 102  69  950  549  418  12i 368i .308  .368  .438  28.9 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB   SO HBP   SB   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year Team
i - incomplete

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB   SO  WP HBP  BK   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1880 CHI N                 1   0   0   0   1   0    3      3    13   0    2    0    1    1   0           0   0   0.00   0.0 1880 CHI N
1883 CHI N                 1   0   0   0   1   0    1      1     3   0    0    0    0    0   0       0   0   0   0.00   0.0 1883 CHI N
1884 CHI N                 2   0   0   0   0   0    5.1   12    32   2   11    5    2    1   2       0   0   1   8.44  -0.4 1884 CHI N
1887 BOS N                 3   0   0   0   3   0   13     17    71   1   16    5   14    0   5   0   0   1   0   3.46  -0.1 1887 BOS N
1890 BOS P                 1   0   0   0   1   0    2      1     0   0    1    1    2    2   0   0   0   1   0   4.50   0.0 1890 BOS P
1891 CIN a                 3   0   0   0   2   0   15.1   21     0   2   15    9    7    0   0   0   0   0   1   5.28   0.0 1891 CIN a
1892 BOS N                 1   0   0   0   1   0    6      8     0   0    4    1    4    0   0   0   0   0   0   1.50   0.0 1892 BOS N
Total NL                   8   0   0   0   6   0   28.1   41   119   3   33   11   21    2   7   0i  0i  1   1   3.49  -0.5 Total NL        
Total AA                   3   0   0   0   2   0   15.1   21     0   2   15    9    7    0   0   0   0   0   1   5.28   0.0 Total AA        
Total PL                   1   0   0   0   1   0    2      1     0   0    1    1    2    2   0   0   0   1   0   4.50   0.0 Total PL        
Total                     12   0   0   0   9   0   45.2   63   119   5   49   21   30    4   7   0i  0i  2   2   4.14  -0.5 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB   SO  WP HBP  BK   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
i - incomplete

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G    PO    A  ERR   DP   PB   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1878 CIN N        OF   47    51   24   23    2       .765     0    0   47 
1878 CIN N         C   17    99   39   20    3   14  .873
1878 CIN N        3B    2     0    2    0    0      1.000
1879 CIN N        3B   33    36   88   25    3       .832
1879 CIN N        OF   29    46   13   20    0       .747     0    2   27 
1879 CIN N         C   21    82   36   12    1   37  .908
1879 CIN N        2B    1     0    2    1    0       .667
1880 CHI N        OF   64    49   32   23    1       .779     0    0   64 
1880 CHI N         C   17    40   15   12    2   23  .821
1880 CHI N        3B   14    22   20    7    0       .857
1880 CHI N         P    1     0    0    0    0          -
1880 CHI N        2B    1     0    1    0    0      1.000
1880 CHI N        SS    1     0    0    0    0          -
1881 CHI N        OF   72    85   31   22    2       .841     0    0   72 
1881 CHI N         C   11    28    9   10    1    9  .787
1881 CHI N        3B    8     8   12    1    0       .952
1882 CHI N        SS   42    66  117   43    9       .810
1882 CHI N        OF   38    50   21    9    3       .887     0    0   38 
1882 CHI N         C   12    13    3    4    0    4  .800
1882 CHI N        3B    3     1    6    1    0       .875
1882 CHI N        1B    1     3    2    2    0       .714
1883 CHI N        OF   82   101   38   32    5       .813     0    0   82 
1883 CHI N         C   38    73   37   21    2   28  .840
1883 CHI N        2B    3     6   11    8    0       .680
1883 CHI N        3B    2     3    4    2    0       .778
1883 CHI N         P    1     0    1    0    0      1.000
1884 CHI N        OF   63    69   31   26    1       .794     0    0   63 
1884 CHI N         C   28   105   55   32    3   32  .833
1884 CHI N        SS   12     7   37   18    3       .710
1884 CHI N        3B   10    12   16    8    2       .778
1884 CHI N         P    2     0    0    0    0          -
1884 CHI N        1B    2     8    2    2    1       .833
1884 CHI N        2B    1     0    0    0    0          -
1885 CHI N        OF   69    95   29   19    2       .867     0    1   69 
1885 CHI N         C   37   146   64   30    2   36  .875
1885 CHI N        2B    6     7   15    3    1       .880
1885 CHI N        3B    2     2    3    3    0       .625
1885 CHI N        1B    2     9    1    3    0       .769
1886 CHI N        OF   56    62   24   20    1       .811     0    1   55 
1886 CHI N         C   53   259   94   28    3   46  .927
1886 CHI N        1B    9    41    4    2    0       .957
1886 CHI N        3B    8     8    6    3    2       .824
1886 CHI N        2B    6    14   12    5    4       .839
1886 CHI N        SS    5     3    1    1    1       .800
1887 BOS N        OF   61    78   11   15    2       .856     1    0   61 
1887 BOS N        2B   30    88  105   35   19       .846
1887 BOS N         C   24    80   35   15    3   21  .885
1887 BOS N         P    3     0    4    2    0       .667
1887 BOS N        SS    2     5    7    3    0       .800
1887 BOS N        3B    2     1    1    2    0       .500
1888 BOS N         C   76   367  146   54    8   54  .905
1888 BOS N        OF   34    28    4   12    2       .727     0    0   34 
1889 BOS N        OF  113   155   24   32    4       .848     0    0  113 
1889 BOS N         C   23    56   29   12    2   13  .876
1890 BOS P         C   56   198   60   24    2   20  .915
1890 BOS P        SS   27    43   75   27    6       .814
1890 BOS P        OF    6    13    2    0    1      1.000     0    2    4 
1890 BOS P        1B    4    18    5    3    3       .885
1890 BOS P        3B    2     2    3    1    0       .833
1890 BOS P         P    1     0    0    0    0          -
1891 CIN a         C   66   217  102   34   11   22  .904
1891 CIN a        3B    8    11   18    4    2       .879
1891 CIN a        OF    7     8    1    1    0       .900     0    2    5 
1891 CIN a        2B    6     7   12    0    3      1.000
1891 CIN a        1B    5    27    0    4    1       .871
1891 CIN a         P    3     0    5    0    0      1.000
1891 CIN a        SS    1     4    6    0    0      1.000
1891 BOS a         C    4    16    3    1    0    0  .950
1891 BOS N         C   11    44   10   10    2    5  .844
1891 BOS N        OF    6     2    0    2    0       .500     0    0    6 
1891 TOT a         C   70   233  105   35   11   22  .906
1891 Total         C   81   277  115   45   13   27  .897
1891 Total        RF                                    -
1891 Total        OF   13    10    1    3    0       .786     0    2   11 
1892 BOS N         C   72   319   98   40   11   34  .912
1892 BOS N        3B    2     2    3    2    0       .714
1892 BOS N        1B    2    19    0    3    2       .864
1892 BOS N        OF    2     0    0    2    0       .000     1    0    1 
1892 BOS N         P    1     0    0    0    0          -
1893 NY  N         C   17    55   22    9    1   19  .895
1893 NY  N        OF    1     0    0    1    0       .000     0    0    1 
Total             OF  750   892  285  259   26       .820     2    8  742 
Total              C  583  2197  857  368   57  417  .892
Total             3B   96   108  182   59    9       .831
Total             SS   90   128  243   92   19       .801
Total             2B   54   122  158   52   27       .843
Total             1B   25   125   14   19    7       .880
Total              P   12     0   10    2    0       .833
Year Team        POS    G    PO    A  ERR   DP   PB   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G

Managerial RecordManagerial Record
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING
1887 BOS N   92   49   41  .544   646   574          8-29    5  5
1890 BOS P  130   81   48  .628   992   767                  1
1891 CIN a  102   43   57  .430   547   643                  5
Total       324  173  146  .542  2185  1984
Year Team     G    W    L   PCT    RS    RA  START    END  STANDING

                           Umpiring Record
Year LG
1890 PL 
1892 NL 
1893 NL 

TransactionsTransactions
Sold by Chicago White Stockings to Boston Beaneaters for $10000 (February 14, 1887).

Loaned to New York Giants by Boston Beaneaters (February, 1893).

Returned to Boston Beaneaters (November 16, 1893).


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