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Born 9 Dec 1871 in Cambridge
Died 14 Aug 1943 in Baltimore
Age71 years, 8 months
Joe Kelley
Joe Kelley
[Baseball player, Joe Kelley, Cincinnati Reds, standing at West Side Grounds]. Chicago Daily News, Inc., photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1903. SUMMARY Half-length portrait of Baseball player, Joe (Joseph James) Kelley, captain and utility player for the Cincinnati Reds, National League, standing at West Side Grounds, which was located between West Polk Street, South Wolcott Avenue (formerly Lincoln Street), West Taylor Street, and South Wood Street, in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. The grandstand visible in the background. NOTES This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper. Cite as: SDN-001730, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum. SUBJECTS Kelley, Joseph James. Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team) West Side Grounds (Chicago, Ill.) National League of Professional Baseball Clubs Baseball players--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1909. Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.)--1900-1909. Chicago (Ill.)--1900-1909. Portraits. Dry plate negatives. Gelatin dry plate negatives. United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago. MEDIUM 1 negative : b&w, glass ; 5 x 7 in. REPRODUCTION NUMBER SDN-001730 REPOSITORY Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038. DIGITAL ID (original negative) ichicdn s001730

About Joe Kelley

Joseph James Kelley (December 9, 1871 – August 14, 1943) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) who starred in the outfield of the Baltimore Orioles teams of the 1890s. Making up the nucleus of the Orioles along with John McGraw, Willie Keeler, and Hughie Jennings, Kelley received the nickname "Kingpin of the Orioles". In his MLB career, Kelley played in the National League (NL) for the Boston Beaneaters (1891), Pittsburgh Pirates (1892), Baltimore Orioles (1892–1898), and Brooklyn Superbas (1899–1901), before he jumped to the upstart American League to play for the Baltimore Orioles (1902). He returned to the NL with Cincinnati Reds (1902–1906) and Boston Doves (1908). Kelley served as player-manager of the Reds (1902–1905) and Doves (1908). After extending his career in the minor leagues, he coached the Brooklyn Robins (1926), and scouted for the New York Yankees (1915–1916). Kelley was regarded as an excellent batter, a good base runner, and a great leader. Over his seventeen-season MLB career, Kelley had a .317 batting average, and batted over .300 in eleven consecutive seasons. Kelley stole a career-high 87 bases in the 1896 season, which led MLB. He finished in the league's top ten in categories such as batting average, home runs, runs batted in (RBI), and stolen bases numerous times. He served as team captain of the Orioles and the Superbas. In recognition of his career achievements, Kelley was elected a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1971.