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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 […]

George Burns

George Burns (Baseball.  Born, St. Johnsville, NY, Nov. 24, 1889; died, Gloversville, NY, Aug. 15, 1966.)  A frequent leadoff man and regular left fielder, George Joseph Burns spent most of 11 seasons (1911-21) with the Giants.  Burns led the N.L. in runs scored five times (1914, 1916-17, 1919-20), twice in stolen bases (1914, 1919) with a […]

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