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George KELLY (HOF)


The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Here’s the “other” hard-hitting first sacker in New York. Known as “High-Pockets”, this 30 year old San Francisco native can poke the pill as far as anyone in the game. He came to the Giants for a cup of coffee back in 1915 as a19 year old. It was slow going for a couple of years and Manager McGraw traded him to Pittsburgh part way through the 1917 season. He must have regretted it right off because Kelly was back with the Giants before the season was over. Since then he’s led the league in homers once and runs batted in twice. His high was just a couple years ago when he smacked in 136.

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