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Ray Kelly

Ray Kelly (Sports editor.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 18, 1898; died, Bronxville, NY, Jan. 8, 1967.)  The biggest classical music fan ever to run a sports department at a major New York newspaper, Raymond J. Kelly was sports editor of The New York Times for 21 years (1937-58).  Kelly was a Fordham classmate and […]

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 […]

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