PLAYER PROFILE

AL KELLETT

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Al Kellett briefly attended Columbia University, but  left after one year to join the Navy in the spring of 1919.  He returned from the service in September of 1922. In June of the following year  Kellett appeared on the roster of the Philadelphia Phillies without ever previously playing a single game of professional baseball on any level.  He pitched in five games for the Phillies and one game for the Red Sox the following season season. Kellett enjoyed considerably more success in professional basketball. Kellett also began his professional basketball career in 1922, when he signed to play for the Bronx Dodgers, a powerful independent team. While he never became a big star, Kellett remained in demand as a player from the early 1920s until the early 1940s. Kellett was never flashy, but he exuded a quiet workman-like strength and the ability to remain cool in pressure situations. He was still active as player  in 1941, when he joined the Merchant Marine at the outset of World War II. During his career, Kellett won back to back championships as a member of the Brooklyn Visitation, the 1930-31 American Basketball League champions and the 1931-32 Metropolitan Basketball League titlist. Kellett died  in the summer of 1960, at age 58, in New York City, following an intracerebral hemorrhage.

 

AL KELLETT Height: 6:03 Weight: 200 College: None
Alfred Henry Kellett Born: Oct 30, 1901 Died: Jul 14, 1960 Hometown: New York, NY
(Played Major League Baseball) REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1918-19 Columbia College Did Not Play
1919-22 U.S. Navy Military Service
1922-23 Brooklyn Americans Indep
1922-23 Bronx Dodgera Indep
1923-24 Brooklyn Americans Indep
1923-24 Brooklyn Americans Indep
1924-25 Eddie Holly’s Majors Indep
1924-25 Brooklyn MBL 3 1 4 6 2.0
1925-26 New YorkNewark MBL 1 2 0 4 4.0
1925-26 Pottsville EBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1925-26 Catskill HRL
1925-26 Philadephia Sphas Indep
1926-27 Newburgh*Jersey CityRidgewood*Newburgh NLN 12 26 33 85 7.1
1926-27 Youngstown CBL 12 29 68 126 10.5
1926-27 Philadelphia ABL 15 29 37 95 6.3
1927-28 Philadelphia ABL 43 132 82 346 8.0
1917-28 Catskill HRL 1 0 3 3 3.0
1928-29 TrentonChicago ABL 38 79 79 237 6.2
1928-29 Philadephia Sphas Indep
1929-30 Chicago ABL 43 47 52 146 3.4
1930-31 Brooklyn ABL 36 59 55 173 4.8
1930-31 Carbondale PSL 2 5 6 16 8.0
1930-31 Bridgeton TSL 2 5 10 20 10.0
1931-32 Brooklyn Visitation ABL 15 32 24 88 5.9
1931-32 Carbondale PSL 11 56 39 151 13.7
1932-33 Brooklyn VisitationBronx MBL 24 47 23 117 4.9
1932-33 Bridgeton EBL 7 10 15 35 5.0
1932-33 Carbondale PSL 2 9 3 21 10.5
1933-34 Bronx ABL 32 50 66 166 5.2
1933-34 Dunmore PSL 10 25 28 78 7.8
1934-35 Boston ABL 35 49 68 166 4.7
1935-36 Paterson/Trenton/Passaic ABL 34 51 44 146 4.3
1935-336 New York Original Celtics Indep
1935-36 Kingston Legionaires Indep
1936-37 New York Celtics ABL 20 23 26 72 3.6
1937-38 New York Celtics ABL 30 28 17 73 2.4
1938-39 Troy ABL 32 45 25 115 3.6
1939-40 New York Celtics Indep
1940-41 New York Celtics Indep
1941-43 US Merchant Marines Military Service
1939-40 Major League Totals Indep 434 739 721 2199 5.1
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1927-28 Philadelphia ABL 2 2 4 8 4.0
1930-31 Brooklyn ABL 6 8 9 25 4.2
1930-31 Carbondale PSL 5 13 28 54 10.8
1931-32 Carbondale PSL 4 11 20 42 10.5
Major League Totals 8 10 13 33 4.1

 

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