Born: August 26, 1924|
Died: May 3, 1996 (aged 71)|
|April 29, 1948, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 23, 1959, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||4.41|
|Career highlights and awards|
Alexander Raymond Kellner (August 26, 1924 – May 3, 1996) was an American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics (1948–1958), Cincinnati Redlegs (1958), and St. Louis Cardinals (1959). Kellner batted right-handed and threw left-handed. He was born in Tucson, Arizona. His younger brother, Walt, also was a major league pitcher.
Kellner died in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 71.
- 1949 American League All-Star
- In his 1949 rookie season became the Athletics first 20-game winner since Lefty Grove did it in 1933
- Gave the Athletics their first victory at Fenway Park in three years, beating the Boston Red Sox and Mel Parnell, 6–3, breaking Parnell's 10-winning streak over Philadelphia, and becoming the third left-hander in four seasons to pitch a complete game in Boston April 20, 1951
- Pitched a one-hit 7–0 shutout against the Washington Senators, allowing only a single by Wayne Terwilliger in the eighth inning, April 20, 1954
- A good hitting-pitcher, compiled a .215 batting average (138-for-643) with four home runs, 57 RBI, 49 runs, a triple and 16 doubles
One of three sons (four children) of John Justus and Julietta (Garcia) Kellner, in Tucson, Arizona. His paternal great-grandfather, Johann Justus Kellner, a German immigrant, had arrived in central Texas in 1845. His younger brother, Walt, also was a major league pitcher. The two were teammates in 1952 and 1953.
-  "His paternal great-grandfather, Johann Justus Kellner, a German immigrant."
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