Pat Kelly (catcher)

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Pat Kelly
Catcher
Born: (1955-08-27) August 27, 1955 (age 61)
Santa Maria, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 28, 1980, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
June 3, 1980, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Batting average .286
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams

Dale Patrick Kelly (born August 27, 1955 in Santa Maria, California) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. Drafted in the third round of 1973 amateur draft, his career in the majors consisted of three games. He made his MLB debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on May 28, 1980, and played his final game five days later. In seven at-bats, he had two hits, for a .286 batting average, with no home runs or RBIs. He batted and threw right-handed.

On July 3, 2007, Kelly replaced Bucky Dent as the Cincinnati Reds bench coach on an interim basis.[1]

On June 5, 2008, Pat's son Casey was the 30th selection of the first round by the Boston Red Sox in the MLB's First Year Player Draft. Pat's older son, Chris, is currently in the Tampa Bay Rays farm system.

On January 6, 2014, Kelly replaced Ken Griffey, Sr. as the manager of the Reds' Single High-Class A California League affiliate in Bakersfield, Calif. Kelly, who managed the Reds' Rookie League team in Billings, Mont., in 2013.

On December 1, 2014, Kelly was announced as the new manager of the Reds' Double-A affiliate, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

Facts[edit]

In between, Kelly played winter ball with the Cardenales de Lara club of the Venezuelan League in the 1977–1978 season,[2] and also managed the Indios de Mayagüez of Puerto Rico to the 1992 Caribbean Series championship title.[3] Besides, he played for the Bradenton Explorers of the Senior Professional Baseball Association in its 1989 inaugural season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheldon, Mark (3 July 2007). "Kelly replaces Dent as Reds coach". MLB.com. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Pura Pelota
  3. ^ Nuñez, José Antero (1994). Serie del Caribe de la Habana a Puerto La Cruz. JAN Editor. ISBN 980-07-2389-7
  4. ^ The Trading Card Database

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