OF 1914, 16-19 Pirates, Cubs, Braves
Kelly was the everyday centerfielder for the 1914 Pirates, hitting .222 with career
highs of 48 RBI, 47 runs, 21 steals, and 19 doubles, but he was a poor fielder. In
his next-most-active season, 1917, he led NL'K-(((outfielders in errors while again
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 16, 1914: Giants' spitballer Jeff Tesreau's no-hit bid against Pittsburgh is spoiled with two outs in the 9th when Joe Kelly lines a single. Tesreau retires the last batter to win, 2–0.
» December 14, 1916: The Cubs swap OF Joe Kelly to the Braves for coach Fred Mitchell, who will become Chicago's new manager.