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George (Highpockets) Kelly

George (Highpockets) Kelly (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 10, 1895; died, Burlingame, CA, Oct. 13, 1984.)  For five seasons (1915-19), George Lange Kelly (known as “Highpockets”) shuttled from the Giants to the minors and even played briefly (eight games in 1917) for Pittsburgh.  But starting in 1920, the gangly righthanded first baseman anchored one […]

Travis Jackson

Travis Jackson (Baseball.  Born, Waldo, AR, Nov. 2, 1903; died, Waldo, AR, July 27, 1987.)  A graduate of Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Ark., Travis Calvin Jackson began his professional career as a shortstop for Little Rock of the Southern League.  At the end of his second season (1922), Jackson was sold to the Giants […]

Art Fletcher

Art Fletcher (Baseball.  Born, Collinsville, IL, Jan. 5, 1885; died, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 6, 1950.)  Coming out of Dallas in the Texas League, Arthur Fletcher became the regular shortstop for Giants teams that won four N.L. pennants (1911-13, 1917).  After his playing career ended, Fletcher managed the hapless Phillies for four years (1923-26) and […]

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