George Kell

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Birthdate 8/23/1922
Death Date 3/24/2009
Debut Year 1943
Year of Induction 1983
Teams Athletics, Orioles, Red Sox, Tigers, White Sox
Positions First Base, Third Base

A 10-time All Star and ’49 batting champion, George Kell struck out only 287 times in 6,702 at bats. He also announced for the Tigers for 37 years.

In the collection:

George Kell writes about Brooks Robinson - stunning content

George Kell writes about Brooks Robinson - stunning content

In the collection is this handwritten letter from Hall of Fame third baseman George Kell with content devoted to Brooks Robinson. Kell writes of knowing of Robinson since Brooks’ teen years in their shared native state of Arkansas. Kell goes on, “…when I came home in the winter peo
Autographed photo of Brooks Robinson and George Kell

Autographed photo of Brooks Robinson and George Kell

A nice companion piece to the previous handwritten letter from George Kell about Brooks Robinson, this photo depicts and is autographed by the pair of Hall of Fame third basemen. Though they were teammates for two years in Baltimore, Kell is shown in his more familiar Detroit Tiger uniform represent
Autographed George Kell 1955 Bowman baseball card

Autographed George Kell 1955 Bowman baseball card

The most underrepresented position in the Hall of Fame is third base. Only 11 men who claim it as their primary position have been inducted. Beyond Kell and Brooks Robinson the other nine are Mike Schmidt, George Brett, Ron Santo, Wade Boggs, Jimmy Collins, Frank “Home Run” Baker, Pie Tr
George Kell autoball contract from 1948

George Kell autoball contract from 1948

A lifelong baseball man, George Kell spent 15 years as a big league player and announced another 37 years for the Tigers. During that time he must have plenty of contracts to play and announce. Shown here is an endorsement contract with less than favorable terms. Kell agrees to have his signature ap
George Kell autographed 1958 Topps card

George Kell autographed 1958 Topps card

Shown here is a 1958 Topps card signed by Hall of Famer George Kell. This would be Kell’s last baseball card as a player. It shows Kell with the Baltimore Orioles in his final All Star season of 1957. Kell closed out his career mentoring Brooks Robinson to take over the hot corner. Over the co

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