|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1944|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 2005|
Major League Baseball Player. For fifteen seasons (1967 to 1981), he played at the outfielder position (in addition to serving as a designated-hitter) with the Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians. Born Harold Patrick Kelly, he attended Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia and shared the trait of athleticism with his older brother (by two years) Leroy Kelly, a Professional Football Hall of Fame player who had an accomplished career with the Cleveland Browns. Pat was selected by Minnesota as an amateur free agent in 1962 and marked his Major League debut with the Twins on September 6th, 1967; he appeared in 8 games that year. He was acquired by the Royals during baseball's expansion draft in 1969 and had the distinction of being on Kansas City's roster during their inaugural season (1969). Kelly saw his playing time increase and in 1973 while with the White Sox, he produced a career-high 154 hits, as he achieved All-Star status. He experienced postseason action in 1979 and recorded a .364 batting average with a home run and 4 RBIs while with the Orioles during the American League Champion Series. He recorded one hit in 5 games played during the 1979 World Series. In 1,385 regular season games, he compiled 1,147 hits with a .264 lifetime batting average. After retiring from baseball, Kelly turned to religion and served as a minister in the Baltimore-area. He died from a heart attack. He is not to be confused with Pat Kelly, a Major League catcher (1980) or Pat Kelly a Major League infielder (1991 to 1999). (bio by: C.S.)
Cause of death: Heart attack
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jun 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14780016
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Pat, you were the best brother in law ever! The family misses you so much, and you would be proud of April! You are with your "matchless" Lord in Heaven, and "truly" you have so many crowns to throw at Jesus feet, as the word of a God says! Thank you for...(Read more)|
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