William Henry "Bill" Kelly

Inducted in 1994

  • 1899 : Born December 28, Syracuse, New York.
  • 1917 -1918 : Attended North High School.
  • 1919-1920 : Attended Dean Academy-Franklin, Mass. All-New England Honors.
  • 1919 : Played for H.H. Franklin Syracuse Industrial League.
  • 1920 : Played for St. Regis Paper Co., a Canadian semi-pro league. Signed by Connie Mack to the Philadelphia Athletics in the American League.
  • 1932 - 1940: Minor League umpire.
  • 1941 - 1944 : World War II U.S. Army Air Corps.
  • 1945 - 1952 : Minor League Manager.
  • 1947: Managed Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League Championship.
  • 1953 - 1960 : Scout for the Cubs and the Phillies.
  • 1961 - 1974 : Special Assignment Scout for the New York Mets, including 1969 World Champions.
  • April 8, 1990: Died in Syracuse
  • 1999 : Inducted into the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame

    Career
    55 years in baseball; only man to play, manage and umpire in the International League; Member of Buffalo and International League Baseball Halls of Fame.

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