Mike Kelly (outfielder)
|Born: June 2, 1970|
Los Angeles, California
|April 5, 1994, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 12, 1999, for the Colorado Rockies|
|Runs batted in||86|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kelly attended Arizona State University and Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California. He was drafted 2nd overall by the Atlanta Braves in the 1991 amateur draft, after his 1990 season with the Sun Devils in which he hit .376 with 21 HR and 82 RBI. As a result of his fine season with Arizona State, he won the Golden Spike Award as the 1990 National Player of the Year. His 46 homers with ASU trail only Bob Horner for most all-time in Sun Devil history.
Mike Kelly spent 6 years in the majors with 4 teams. He played in 327 major league games, hitting .241 with 22 home runs and 86 RBI. His best season came in 1998 with Tampa Bay. In 106 games he hit .240 with career highs in both homers (10) and RBI (33). Kelly will be remembered by Rays fans as being the starting left fielder for the teams first game in major league history.
Kelly retired from the Yankees organization following the 2004 season after being released.
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