George Kell Stats

George Kell was born on Wednesday, August 23, 1922, in Swifton, Arkansas. Kell was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 28, 1943, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive George Kell baseball stats page.

"Third base remains baseball's enigmatic position, the only one in which fielding prowess stands on equal ground with hitting skill. It is the rarest of combinations and one that has sent just 11 former Major Leaguers to the Baseball Hall of Fame -- the fewest of any position. George Kell, one of those 11, died Tuesday at the age of 86. During his playing days, his skills with the lumber and the leather produced one of baseball's most consistent players of the mid-20th century." - Researcher Craig Muder (National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 03/24/09)
George Kell

George Kell Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#138 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
George Kell Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#138 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
George Clyde Kell
Nickname:
None
Born On:
08-23-1922  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Swifton, Arkansas
Year of Death Data Died On:
03-24-2009 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Swifton, Arkansas
Cemetery:
Swifton Cemetery, Swifton, Arkansas
High School:
Swifton High School (Swifton, AR)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
09-28-1943 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-14-1957
Draft:
Not Applicable
George Kell

George Kell Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
George Kell

George Kell Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1943 21 Athletics 1 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 .200 .200 .600
1944 22 Athletics 139 514 51 138 15 3 0 0 44 22 - 23 19 - 1 28 .268 .300 .309
1945 23 Athletics 147 567 50 154 30 3 4 0 56 27 - 15 7 - 1 13 .272 .306 .356
1946 24 Athletics 26 87 3 26 6 1 0 0 11 10 - 6 2 - 1 1 .299 .378 .391
1946 24 Tigers 105 434 67 142 19 9 4 0 41 30 - 14 13 - 0 11 .327 .371 .440
1947 25 Tigers 152 588 75 188 29 5 5 1 93 61 - 16 10 - 3 13 .320 .387 .412
1948 26 Tigers 92 368 47 112 24 3 2 1 44 33 - 15 8 - 5 10 .304 .369 .402
1949 27 Tigers 134 522 97 179 38 9 3 0 59 71 - 13 16 - 3 17 .343 .424 .467
1950 28 Tigers 157 641 114 218 56 6 8 0 101 66 - 18 16 - 1 23 .340 .403 .484
1951 29 Tigers 147 598 92 191 36 3 2 0 59 61 - 18 11 - 4 13 .319 .386 .400
1952 30 Tigers 39 152 11 45 8 0 1 0 17 15 - 13 4 - 0 2 .296 .359 .368
1952 30 Red Sox 75 276 41 88 15 2 6 0 40 31 - 10 4 - 1 11 .319 .390 .453
1953 31 Red Sox 134 460 68 141 41 2 12 0 73 52 - 22 3 - 5 10 .307 .383 .483
1954 32 Red Sox 26 93 15 24 3 0 0 0 10 15 - 3 1 0 0 2 .258 .361 .290
1954 32 White Sox 71 233 25 66 10 0 5 0 48 18 - 12 1 9 0 5 .283 .323 .391
1955 33 White Sox 128 429 44 134 24 1 8 1 81 51 2 36 13 5 6 7 .312 .389 .429
1956 34 White Sox 21 80 7 25 5 0 1 0 11 8 0 6 2 1 0 3 .313 .371 .413
1956 34 Orioles 102 345 45 90 17 2 8 0 37 25 3 31 12 4 3 8 .261 .313 .391
1957 35 Orioles 99 310 28 92 9 0 9 0 44 25 2 16 7 1 2 11 .297 .352 .413
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
15 Years 1,795 6,702 881 2,054 385 50 78 3 870 621 7 287 149 20 36 188 .306 .367 .414
George Kell

George Kell Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1943 Athletics 3B 1 1 27 4 4.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1944 Athletics 3B 139 137 3,507 476 3.4 456 167 289 20 25 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.51
1945 Athletics 3B 147 146 429 551 3.7 531 186 345 20 32 n/a n/a n/a .964 33.42
1946 Athletics 3B 26 26 663 95 3.7 93 36 57 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.79
1946 Tigers 1B 1 0 - 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1946 Tigers 3B 105 104 2,760 320 3.0 315 105 210 5 22 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.08
1947 Tigers 3B 152 152 447 520 3.4 500 167 333 20 25 n/a n/a n/a .962 30.20
1948 Tigers 3B 92 92 2,277 262 2.8 254 108 146 8 15 n/a n/a n/a .969 3.01
1949 Tigers 3B 134 134 3,621 436 3.3 425 154 271 11 23 n/a n/a n/a .975 3.17
1950 Tigers 3B 157 157 465 510 3.2 501 186 315 9 30 n/a n/a n/a .982 29.09
1951 Tigers 3B 147 147 3,948 505 3.4 485 175 310 20 34 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.32
1952 Tigers 3B 39 39 1,029 121 3.1 116 38 78 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .959 3.04
1952 Red Sox 3B 73 73 1,875 222 3.0 213 75 138 9 14 n/a n/a n/a .959 3.07
1953 Red Sox 3B 124 117 3,021 355 2.9 345 114 231 10 23 n/a n/a n/a .972 3.08
1953 Red Sox LF 7 4 93 4 0.6 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.16
1954 Red Sox 3B 25 25 624 87 3.5 80 31 49 7 5 n/a n/a n/a .920 3.46
1954 White Sox LF 2 2 30 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1954 White Sox RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1954 White Sox 1B 32 32 768 262 8.2 261 253 8 1 27 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.18
1954 White Sox 3B 31 27 660 70 2.3 67 19 48 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.74
1955 White Sox 1B 24 13 375 139 5.8 138 133 5 1 12 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.94
1955 White Sox 3B 105 102 2,502 254 2.4 248 83 165 6 8 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.68
1955 White Sox LF 1 1 18 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1956 White Sox 1B 4 4 84 22 5.5 22 19 3 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.07
1956 White Sox 3B 18 17 429 45 2.5 45 17 28 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
1956 Orioles 1B 2 0 9 5 2.5 5 4 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 15.00
1956 Orioles 2B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1956 Orioles 3B 97 93 2,247 269 2.8 262 97 165 7 19 n/a n/a n/a .974 3.15
1957 Orioles 1B 22 19 423 151 6.9 151 146 5 0 10 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.64
1957 Orioles 3B 80 59 1,659 192 2.4 188 66 122 4 15 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.06
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
3B Totals 1,692 1,648 32,190 5,294 3.1 5,128 1,825 3,303 166 306 n/a n/a n/a .969 4.30
1B Totals 85 68 1,659 581 6.8 579 557 22 2 53 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.42
LF Totals 10 7 141 7 0.7 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.34
2B Totals 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
RF Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
15 Years 1,789 1,723 33,999 5,884 3.3 5,716 2,390 3,326 168 360 n/a n/a n/a .971 4.54
George Kell

George Kell Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1943 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 5.0 - - -
1944 Athletics 5 2 .714 1 0 n/a 0.0 22.3 11.7 - - -
1945 Athletics 2 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 141.8 37.8 10.1 - - -
1946 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.5 7.9 - - -
1946 Tigers 3 2 .600 0 0 n/a 108.5 31.0 10.6 - - -
1947 Tigers 9 11 .450 0 0 n/a 117.6 36.8 6.3 - - -
1948 Tigers 2 2 .500 0 0 n/a 184.0 24.5 8.4 - - -
1949 Tigers 7 5 .583 0 0 n/a 174.0 40.2 8.8 - - -
1950 Tigers 3 3 .500 0 0 n/a 80.1 35.6 6.3 - - -
1951 Tigers 10 3 .769 0 0 n/a 299.0 33.2 10.1 - - -
1952 Tigers 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 152.0 11.7 8.9 - - -
1952 Red Sox 0 1 .000 2 0 n/a 46.0 27.6 6.9 - - -
1953 Red Sox 5 2 .714 11 0 n/a 38.3 20.9 6.3 - - -
1954 Red Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 31.0 9.3 - - -
1954 White Sox 1 1 .500 9 1 n/a 46.6 19.4 4.9 - - -
1955 White Sox 2 2 .500 11 0 n/a 53.6 11.9 5.3 - - -
1956 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 80.0 13.3 7.3 - - -
1956 Orioles 0 1 .000 6 1 n/a 43.1 11.1 9.3 - - -
1957 Orioles 2 0 1.000 13 2 n/a 34.4 19.4 7.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
15 Years 51 36 .586 54 4 n/a 85.9 23.4 7.7 - - -
George Kell

George Kell Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1943 Philadelphia Athletics 7 $2,600.00 - -
1944 Philadelphia Athletics 7 $3,000.00 - -
1945 Philadelphia Athletics 7 $5,000.00 n/a -
1946 Philadelphia Athletics 7 $8,500.00 - -
1946 Detroit Tigers 21 "     " - -
1947 Detroit Tigers 15 , 21 $15,000.00 Stats -
1948 Detroit Tigers 15 , 21 $20,000.00 Stats -
1949 Detroit Tigers 21 $25,000.00 Stats -
1950 Detroit Tigers 21 $35,000.00 Stats -
1951 Detroit Tigers 7 $42,000.00 Stats -
1952 Detroit Tigers 7 $40,000.00 Stats -
1952 Boston Red Sox 1 "     " Stats -
1953 Boston Red Sox 1 $40,000.00 Stats -
1954 Boston Red Sox 1 $40,000.00 Stats -
1954 Chicago White Sox 1 "     " Stats -
1955 Chicago White Sox 1 $40,000.00 - -
1956 Chicago White Sox 1 $40,000.00 Stats -
1956 Baltimore Orioles 3 "     " Stats -
1957 Baltimore Orioles 3 $35,000.00 Stats -


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