Friday, November 10, 2017

Al Kellett

Alfred Henry Kellett

October 30, 1901
New York, NY

July 14, 1960
New York, NY

1917-18 Morris High School - New York (High School)
1918-19 Columbia University (College)  - Not sure he actually played basketball
1922-23 Bronx Dodgers (Independent)
1922-23 Brooklyn Dexter Big Five (Independent)
1923-24 Brooklyn Americans (Independent)
1924-25 Brooklyn (MBL)
1924-25 Eddie Holly’s Majors (Independent)
1924-25 New York Nationals (Independent)
1924-25 New York Cliftons (Independent)
1925-26 New York–Newark (MBL)
1925-26 Pottsville (EBL)
1925-26 Brooklyn Fernwoods (Independent)
1925-26 Philadelphia SPHAS (Independent)
1925-26 New York Nationals (Independent)
1926-27 Newburgh / Jersey City–Ridgewood / Newburgh (NLN)
1926-27 Youngstown (CBL)
1926-27 Philadelphia Quakers (ABL)
1927-28 Philadelphia Warriors (ABL)
1928-29 Trenton Royal Bengals (ABL)
1928-29 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1929-30 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1929-30 Philadelphia SPHAS (Independent)
1930-31 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1930-31 Carbondale (PSL)
1930-31 Bridgeton (TSL)
1931-32 Brooklyn Visitations (MBL)
1931-32 Carbondale (PSL)
1932-33 Brooklyn Visitation (MBL)
1932-33 Bronx St. Martin (MBL)
1932-33 Bridgeton Gams (EBL)
1932-33 Carbondale (PSL)
1933-34 Bronx Americans (ABL)
1933-34 Dunmore (PSL)
1934-35 Boston Trojans (ABL)
1934-35 Kingston Legionnaires (Independent)
1935-36 Paterson Panthers / Trenton Moose / Passaic Reds (ABL)
1936-37 New York Celtics (ABL)
1937-38 New York Celtics (ABL)
1938-39 Troy Haymakers (ABL)
1939-40 New York Celtics (Independent)
1940-41 New York Celtics (Independent)

After graduating from high school, Kellett enrolled at Princeton but after one year there he entered the U.S. Army. After his discharge from the service, he began playing semi-pro baseball and was signed by Connie Mack and the Philadelphia Athletics in June of 1923. He had five unimpressive outings with the Athletics, and end the end of the season was sold to Portland in the PCL, but stayed east and found his way into one game with the Boston Red Sox, but walked both batters he faced without a strike before getting the hook. His basketball career, though, was flourishing. He would spend 18 seasons playing professionally mainly around New York City. He played 11 seasons in the ABL, and before retiring from the game in 1941 to join the Merchant Marines, played with the New York Celtics, too.

Kellett suffered a fractured skull and a laceration of the brain and died at the age of 58 in 1960.

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