George Kell

George Kell

About George Kell

George Clyde Kell (August 23, 1922 March 24, 2009) was an American baseball third baseman who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (194346), Detroit Tigers (194752), Boston Red Sox (195254), Chicago White Sox (195456), and Baltimore Orioles (195657) in the American League, who went on to become a baseball broadcaster for 40 years. Kell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983. In college, Kell played for Arkansas State University, where the baseball facility, Tomlinson StadiumKell Field, is named after him. A solid right-handed hitter and a sure-handed fielder, Kell was a 10-time All-Star, batted over .300 nine times and topped the league's third basemen in assists and total chances four times and in fielding percentage seven times. He won his only batting title in 1949 (.343), denying Ted Williams his third Triple Crown; until the final week of the season, Williams had led the batting race.

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